Iqarus COVID-19 Response Technician in Shepperton, United Kingdom
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
Required Skills and Knowledge
Strong verbal communications skills
Following training will be comfortable using clinical diagnostic equipment
Basic anatomical awareness
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 West London
Willingness to work varied shift patterns including early starts and late evenings
/Given that this role has been created to respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 it is essential that applicants are in good health, do not have any respiratory conditions and are willing to submit to regular medical screening during their employment./