MA (COVID Team Support)

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
MA (COVID Team Support)

This position is temporary; funded through October 1, 2021.

The George Mason University, Student Health Services Department invites applications for a Medical Assistant, COVID Team Support position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

Student Health Services (SHS) provides health care services at George Mason University (GMU). SHS provides primary care services and health promotion to eligible students at GMU, including but not limited to initial and follow up assessment, history taking, physical exam of patients, utilization of differential diagnosis, appropriate interventions, consultations and referrals as indicated, and basic emergency treatment and stabilization. Staff provide services to faculty, staff, and visitors on an as needed basis.

About the Position:

The COVID Team MA is a key member of the COVID Response Team. Their role aids in the preparation and set up of all sampling/testing, collecting patient samples for COVID19 testing, and ensuring specimen samples and collection activities are documented properly. The scheduling for this position occurs Monday-Friday, with possible weekend rotations.


COVID19 Testing Site Procedures:

  • Aids in preparation and set up of all sampling/testing sites primarily located outside unless inclement weather requires indoor testing;
  • Ensures PPE and Safety precautions are demonstrated and in effect at all times;
  • Ensures all specimen samples and collection activities are documented properly.

COVID19 Testing and Sampling :

  • Performs curbside and/or mobile sampling/testing for COVID and non-COVID specimen;
  • Collects samples from patients for COVID19 screening in either role of Clean Sampler or Dirty Sampler;
  • Clean Sampler role handles all non-infectious surfaces throughout sampling process; stays at a distance from patient, attired in full PPE protective gown, gloves, N95 or procedure mask, and face shield;
  • Dirty Sampler role interacts with patient to collection registration form, verbal consent, and obtains Nasal swab from patient. Attired in full PPE of protective gown, gloves, N95 mask and face shield;
  • Demonstrates PPE and Safety precautions at all times.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of unique needs of a college student;
  • Experience and knowledge of adult ambulatory care practices;
  • Phlebotomy skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Performs EKGs, Administers Nebulizer Treatment;
  • Knowledge of Adolescent and Adult Immunization requirements;
  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records;
  • Medical Assistant Certification or equivocal training and experience;
  • Healthcare Provider BLS Certification;
  • Signed Executive Director approved skills list and standing orders document;
  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Diploma or certification from an accredited Medical Assisting program or equivocal training provided through Military service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AAMA or AMT certification;
  • Prior experience in specimen collection, swabbing, or blood services preferable;
  • Demonstrated experience in a physician's office, preferably adult medicine or college health and at least 1 year preferred.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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