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Health Assistant

Smith College
Smith College

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

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Job Description

Primary Function:

Responsible for assisting in administering a complete health and safety program for Smith College precollege program students and staff consistent with Massachusetts’ Department of Health, Smith College, and Health Care Plan approved by local medical practice. This is a 5.5 week position, running June 28 – August 5, 2023, with 35-40 hours per week. Evening and weekend coverage is required. Hourly rate starts at $17 and is commensurate with experience.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure the health and safety of precollege students and staff following established program policies and procedures and in accordance with MA Board of Health regulations, the CDC and the on-campus COVID-19 Response Team.

  • Create and maintain both an emotionally and physically safe health service environment for students and staff.

  • Maintain Health Forms and other health-related documents through CampDoc for students and staff.

  • Log all treatment to students and staff daily. Uphold patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements.

  • Perform first aid and dispense medications under the guidance of the signed Standing Orders or original prescription mandate.

  • Pass pertinent student-health information to the appropriate staff before student arrival and as needed throughout the program.

  • Ensure that all prescriptions and medicines are properly labeled and locked in the medicine cabinet or refrigerator.

  • Maintain first aid kits and logs for on campus, field trips and any other location that is deemed necessary and appropriate, with weekly upkeep and replenishment.

  • Maintain clear communication across shifts with the Health Supervisor.

  • Adhere to practices in completing incident reports as per the standards of Massachusetts’ Department of Health regulations.

  • Facilitate emergency medical issues with initial medical assessment and triage.

  • Set a good example for students and staff. Be a positive role model in terms of responsibility, sportsmanship, punctuality, respecting the environment, cleanliness, and manners.

  • Participate in staff meetings and training, where applicable.

Minimum Qualifications:

Nursing Assistant/CNA or EMT required. Current First Aid and CPR certification; experience in a medical field; experience in a medical facility preferred.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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