Specimen Collector SARS- COV-2 (Part-Time)

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Security Sensitive Position?:


Hours of Work:


Posting Number:


Official TSU Title:

Specimen Collector SARS- COV-2 (Part-Time)

Grant Title:

Specimen Collector SARS- COV-2 (Part-Time)

Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Site Manager, the nasal collector will provide service to patients, maintain their facility, and follow directives. Types of collections may include: Nasopharyngeal swab, Oropharyngeal swab, Mid-turbinate swab, or anterior nasal swab. All Bio-reference policies will be followed for Privacy and OSHA for safety in the work Environment. The collector may also take patient and donor information, record documentation, and store samples as required.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary:

•Assemble and set up medical instruments (testing kits)
•Properly explains in a clear but courteous manner the process of the swabbing
•Collects swabs for professional clientele
•Collects and stores specimens according to established procedures
•Verifies patient identification, verifies all tests ordered and completes all required demographic data and requisitions
•Contacts client to retrieve any missing data including tracing
•Records (performs) daily temperatures, decontamination, and performs all other necessary documentation requirements
•Maintains a clean & safe work environment
•Wears appropriate PPE, approved scrubs, and appropriate footwear during specimen collection/processing
•Understands compliance protocols and (PHI/HIPAA)
•Complies with OSH and DEP regulations regarding barrier protection, sharps disposal, hazardous waste disposal (retaining manifests), and proper specimen transport
•Completes annual training and completes continuing education training
•Notifies their Site Manager of any incidents or issues immediately
•Understands patient adverse reactions protocols
•Follows proper incident procedures in the event of an accident, specimen breakage, specimen spill, and patient injury
•Other duties as assigned

% FTE:


Hiring Range:

$20.181155 - $25.2261


High school or equivalent. Lab assistant training, medical assistant training or similar formal clinical education.

Required Licensing/Certification:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
•Swab testing
•Specimen Collection / Processing
•Personal Protective Equipment
•Knowledge of basic office and financial processes and procedures

Skill in:
•Detail oriented
•Customer Service/ Communication Skills verbal and written
•Data Entry
•Clinical Laboratory Experience

Work Experience:

Laboratory or Medical Field Experience: 1-3 years (Preferred).

Working/Environmental Conditions:

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
•Personal protective equipment provided or required
•Temperature screenings
•Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
•Ability to lift 20 pounds
•Frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), biohazardous body fluids, and hazardous chemicals
•Physical activities include frequent walking, sitting, bending, lifting, stooping, kneeling, reaching, twisting, squatting or standing in one location much of the time
•Use of video display terminal

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Open to all applicants.

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