COVID-19 Response Technician
Iqarus
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
3d ago

Company Description

Iqarus has a proud history, extending over 40 years, of delivering fully-integrated healthcare solutions in complex and demanding operating environments.

We operate across the medical spectrum from primary care and occupational health, to advanced pre-hospital trauma care, through to full scale laboratory, radiological, diagnostic and surgical capabilities.

Iqarus is proud to be part of International SOS, The world's leading health and security services company. We are in the business of saving and protecting lives.

More than 10,000 multi-cultural health, security and logistics experts stand by to provide support and assistance from over 1,000 locations in 85 countries.

As part of our pandemic response efforts we are actively recruiting personnel to join our team to be part of our testing and screening programs to support our clients commitment to the safety of their people.

Job Description

The COVID-19 Response Technician will perform both entry screening and COVID-19 PCR testing on personnel at a variety of client sites and clinics.

Screening duties will involve temperature screening on personnel at the entrances to client facilities to identify persons who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, to minimize the risk of spreading the virus.

Testing duties will involve taking swabs from client personnel in controlled clinical settings, under the supervision of a Clinician and testing for the presence of the COVID-19 virus.

The emphasis is on quality of service and ensuring that our service delivery offering, as per our work instruction, is always adhered to.

The COVID 19 Response Technician will present a highly consistent, safe and diligent approach to this service and work as an ambassador for the business.

Screening Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Explain to all personnel the purpose of the screening
  • Deny entry to personnel who answer positively to symptom questions or register a high temperature.
  • Ensure screening area is set up with clinical waste bags, patient information, as per addendum
  • Implement full infection control precautions at screening site
  • Safely dispose of all disposable PPE including single use items such as gloves
  • Operation of a laser thermometer ensuring this is disinfected after every use
  • Manage all the clinical waste and ensure it is disposed of safely
  • Ensure that daily denied entry stats are completed and reported to the Team lead, Entry Screening
  • Ensure that PPE usage is recorded, and order additional PPE as required
  • Attend, and contribute to weekly team meetings and lessons learned sessions
  • COVID-19 Testing Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Take samples for testing from passengers through swabbing cultures from the front of the nose and back of the throat
  • Create a safe and clean workspace to deliver testing services
  • Explain the process to patients and create a calm and reassuring atmosphere through communication
  • Support COVID-19 testing training and provision by assisting with collection and analysis of testing
  • Maintain infection control measures to a very high standard in line with current HPS / PHE guidance (training provided)
  • Attend client premises offsite as required to support testing programs
  • Follow guidance and carry out instruction from Clinical Manager as required
  • Promote the business interests through a professional delivery of service
  • Always ensure patient confidentiality
  • Ensure that line managers are promptly informed of any evolving risks or issues in relation to service delivery
  • Qualifications

    Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Following training will be comfortable using clinical diagnostic equipment
  • Basic anatomical awareness
  • Required Competencies

  • Ability to manage others
  • A calm and professional manner
  • Commitment to client delivery
  • Required Work Experience

  • Experience working in a clinical / healthcare setting (desirable but not essential)
  • Travel / Rotation Requirements

  • Ability to travel to client locations in and around Aberdeen
  • Willingness to work varied shift patterns including early starts and late evenings
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