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Health Assistant

Rate of pay: $10.10/hour

Work location: Student Health Center - Westlawn

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team. Although your job with Student Health may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Perform various tasks including stocking rooms, cleaning instruments, checking expiration dates, and any other duties requested by Nurse Manager.


  • Stock exam rooms with supplies, linens, pamphlets.
  • Put laundry away when it arrives.
  • Check expiration dates on equipment/supplies.
  • Take and pick up equipment to bioengineering as needed.
  • Pick up pharmacy orders and deliver to Westlawn and IMU as needed.
  • Change sharps containers when needed.
  • Clean instruments and package for sterilization.
  • Check in supplies when they arrive and put away.
  • Stock kiosks.
  • Wipe down waiting room areas and intake rooms.
  • Take supplies to IMU Nurse Care Room as needed.
  • Assist in cleaning rooms after patient visits.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Enrolled as a student at the University of Iowa.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter and able to complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain the University Fleet Safety Program driving standards.
  • Knowledge of office routines and functions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students, and the public.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately.
  • Interest in Student Health.

Training requirements

  • Criminal Background Check upon hire
  • Driver’s License Check upon hire
  • TB Screening (SHW)
  • Health Screening (Initial and Four Year) – SHW
  • Mandatory Response for Varicella Vaccination
  • Mumps Immunity Screening
  • German Measles Immunity Screening
  • Measles (Rubeola) Immunity screening
  • Hepatitis B (SHW)
  • SH&W New Hire Orientation
  • Ethics and Responsibilities
  • Fraud and Abuse and HIPAA Refresher
  • Security Awareness Training
  • SH&W Infection Control
  • SH&W Environment of Care
  • SH&W Medical Emergency Procedures
  • Declaration of Pt. Information, Confidentially and Standards of Internet Activity
  • Patient & Staff Rights & Responsibilities

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