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COVID Associate / COVID Lab

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Hartford HealthCare Corp.


Willimantic, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: M-F hours 8:00am-4:00pm •MUST have reliable transportation and be able to travel throughout the State of CT (This may require daily travel>1hr away from your home)

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network. 

The COVID Associate will perform non-clinical tasks associated with COVID testing collection or COVID registration while ensuring safety and sterility.  Properly identify patients and collect swab sample using anterior swabbing or guide patient’s through self-swabbing using knowledge of practices regarding proper methods of specimen collection. Confirms identification of patients, registers patients, and provides swabbing and resulting education.

Registration Requirements

  • Check in patients at testing location; verify identification and ensure accurate demographic information
  • Validate and upload information to Department Appointment Report (DAR), complete WQs associated with COVID testing
  • Follow beaker workflow within Epic to scan labels of test tubes for tracking
  • Cancel and reschedule appointments as needed
  • Assists in orientation of new staff members as requested; assists and collaborates with colleagues
  • Responds to changes in work schedules with flexibility as necessary or as requested, including weekends, evenings  as well as varied site locations
  • Demonstrates competence in all procedures required

Inspires confidence from patients and visitors by performing and communicating in a professional manner at all times with ability to connect with various types of patients (such as children, elderly) and make them feel comfortable




  • Education
    High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  •   Language Skills
    Read, write and speak English

     Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirement  

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in busy, loud environments.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to follow routine verbal and written instruction, standard work
  • Able to work autonomously with minimal direction
  • Comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Completion of required training and demonstration of proficiencies in skills required
  • Adhere to all relevant health and safety standards while working.  
  • Shows ability to handle unexpected situations and is able to exercise independent thought and actions when necessary
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel to various sites (mileage reimbursement offered)


We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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