Cayuga Medical Center
  • COVID
  • Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Full Time
  • COVID


Job Summary:
In response to the public health emergency of COVID-19, Cayuga Health System is working continuously to detect new cases of COVID-19 in an effort to control the spread, and protect vulnerable populations. These efforts are in tandem with local employers' efforts to rapidly expand testing to individuals within their organizations. This position is responsible for performing Coronavirus patient sampling with a Nasopharyngeal Swab test. Before performing the following functions, the COVID-19 Swab Tester must demonstrate competency in practice through knowledge, evaluation and/or return demonstration of the following hands-on skills:


Understanding and implementation of standing protocols and practices


Administration of testing swab skillfully and correctly

Job Description:

Accurately and promptly implements standing protocols and practices

Administers testing, skillfully and correctly, per standing protocols and practices

Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment on hand

Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as re-prioritizing work as necessary

Demonstrate ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner

Provide personal patient care to provide comfort and well-being to the employee, acknowledging physiological and psychological needs

Cooperates and maintains a good rapport with employees, peers and company representatives

Basic Education and/or Experience Requirements


Constant exposure to bio-hazards such as bodily fluids and contagious diseases

Possible exposure to virus, disease and infection from patients and specimens in working environment

Moderate walking of long distances, climbing, standing, lifting, bending and carrying up to 40 lbs.

May experience extensive walking and climbing

Visual and hearing acuity

Manual and finger dexterity

Maintain a flexible work schedule

May have to deal with employees experiencing traumatic situations


Basic Qualifications


Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills

Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

Ability to work with minimum direction or supervision

Professional demeanor

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