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Specimen Collector/Clerical Staff for MSU COVID Testing Site (Temporary position)

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21045

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Hayley Gerow at 406-994-5724 or

Classification Title

Working Title Specimen Collector/Clerical Staff for MSU COVID Testing Site (Temporary position)

Brief Position Overview

This position will include specimen collection and processing at the MSU COVID testing site(s). In addition, this position may include data entry regarding specimens. This is a temporary position.

Position Number TBD

Department Provost (Academic Affairs)

Division Office of Academic Affairs

Appointment Type Classified Fixed Term

Contract Term


If other, specify From date

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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Not Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type Classified Fixed Term

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

This position will include specimen collection and processing at the MSU COVID testing site(s). In addition, this position may include data entry regarding specimens. This is a temporary position.

Duties and Responsibilities

+ Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - you will be trained in this if necessary.

+ Confirming the identification of each patient.

+ Using nasal, naso-pharyngeal, oral swabs; or saliva samples; to directly collect (or instruct the patient on self-collection) of a sample for COVID testing

+ Follow department policies and procedures regarding medical records.

+ Maintain confidentiality of medical information. and adherence to HIPAA guidelines.

+ Ensure compliance with University policies and state laws regarding medical information and communication.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

+ High school graduation or G.E.D.

+ One year of full time (or part-time equivalent) entry to mid-level administrative support and/or clerical experience. or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

+ Demonstrated experience with use of PPE,

+ Knowledge of basic clinical laboratory specimen collection and excellent attention to detail.

+ Knowledge of medical ethics regarding confidentiality and legal protocols.

+ Experience working in a medical office.

+ Experience working with electronic medical records.

The Successful Candidate Will

+ The ability to develop a working knowledge of the testing site's daily needs to maintain adequate patient flow.

+ The ability to consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

+ The ability to effectively operate work-related equipment.

+ The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and the public both in person and over the phone.

+ The ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public in a team-oriented environment.

+ The ability to maintain and communicate confidential and sensitive information tactfully and professionally.

+ The ability to perform detailed work with a high a level of accuracy.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Hours 8am -5pm Monday through Friday with possibility of overlapping shifts or shared between groups of specimen collectors.

This position is contingent upon continuation of funding after Dec 31, 2020.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties?

Number of Vacancies Multiple

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on September 15, 2020 ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .

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