University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Health Services 370

STUDENT MEDICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Assists professional health care staff. May be required to:

  • Provide non-professional nursing care including assisting in emergency clinic, changing dressings, preparing treatments, or attending an ambulance
  • Provide aid in laboratory facility including slide preparation and microscopic examination of specimens
  • Assist nursing staff with patient care and clinical duties including fitting crutches, cleaning teeth, and taking x-rays
  • Perform light cleaning, disinfection, and preparation of examining rooms and patient care areas
  • Maintain supplies and stocking of equipment in examining rooms and offices
  • Wash, sterilize, and prepare equipment for procedures
  • Transport patients via wheelchair or stretcher
  • Complete paperwork, filing, data entry and other clerical duties
  • Provide directions and assist in patient flow
  • Assist in health education sessions; give vouchers at end of sessions
  • Transport laboratory specimens
  • Handle and remove infectious waste using Infection Control Procedures
  • Participate in training sessions and staff meetings
  • Assist in the training of other student workers
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as required

Requirements:

  • Previous emergency medical training, first aid, or Health Service Medical Tech experience
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Patient service and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • May need to work evenings, nights, and weekends