Health Assistant

Health Assistant

locationNorthampton, MA 01063, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

If you have any questions about the position or our application process, reach out to us at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

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. The hourly rate ranges from $17-$20 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 the CDC.  Create and maintain an emotionally and physically safe health service environment for students and staff.
  • Maintain Health Forms and other health-related documents through SchoolDoc 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.
  • 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.

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of  equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty.  The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.