Part-Time COVID-19 Laboratory Assistant

at Indiana University
Location Bloomington, IN
Date Posted July 16, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time




Department Information

The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 19 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.

Job Summary

Performs a variety of duties in support of the IU Health/IU COVID-19 testing agreement.

  • This includes greeting, intake, and processing of patients, COVID-19, throat swab and Naso-pharyngeal swab specimen collection.
  • Use of Electronic Medical Record (EHR), answering and forwarding phone calls, scheduling appointments and other support and clerical duties as assigned.




  • High school diploma or GED.



  • 6 months of medical office or clinical lab assistant experience.


  • Knowledge of principles of patient care, universal precautions related to blood and body fluids, and use of computer software including electronic medical record and basic software programs.
  • Understanding of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ability to perform tasks wearing PPE, if required, outside in warm and cool weather. Ability to follow oral and written instructions in detail.
  • Ability to be attentive to patients' needs and concerns.
  • Organizational skills, including the ability to multitask.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients and other SHC staff.

Working Conditions / Demands

Repeatedly moving from sitting to standing position, bending, reading, and using a computer. Standing for prolonged periods of time. Wearing PPE in warm weather for sustained time periods of time.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Temporary

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Temporary Hourly

Job Family: Temporary Regular

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

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