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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC is one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Its internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and more than 80 outpatient clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

Keck Medical Center was ranked No. 16 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospital Honor Roll and among the top 3 hospitals in Los Angeles and top 5 in California. The hospital also ranked in the top 4 in urology (tie); top 10 in geriatrics; top 15 in ophthalmology, cardiology & heart surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery and nephrology; top 20 in neurology & neurosurgery; top 25 in cancer; and top 35 in pulmonology & lung surgery.

Screening Assistant - Volunteer Services - Full Time 12 Hour Nights (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) (Fixed Term)

Keck Hospital Hospital Los Angeles, California

The Screening Assistant will be responsible to conduct entry screening. This position will screen employees, physicians, patients and visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing) before entering the facility. Screening will include, but not limited, to the following:

  • Measure temperature using non-contact thermometer
  • Question person entering (employee and patient/visitor) about:
    • Covid history
    • Covid contact
    • Covid symptoms
    • Fever/chills/myalgia/headache
    • New onset cough
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Loss of taste/smell
    • Conjunctivitis

The Screening Assistant must be able to explain the screening process and the why and be able to manage a confrontational employee or patient/guest. The Screening Assistant must be able to wear required PPE at all times.

The Screening Assistant will be responsible to greet and assist visitors. Answers telephones and provides appropriate information if applicable. May performs clerical tasks, as assigned. Works in environment of highly confidential patient information. 

In addition, the Screening Assistant may serve to monitor physical distance guidelines in care sites such as waiting rooms and lobbies, and request that guests abide by the guidelines set forth by the organization.


Minimum Education: • High School Diploma or equivalent • Preferred: Graduate from an accredited program for LVN, MA or PCT(CNA). Minimum Experience/Knowledge: • Preferred experience working in a clinic setting and/or acute care hospital setting • Must have great customer service skills and professionalism • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Work with a sense of urgency. Required License/Certification: • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider card from the American Heart Association. • LA City Fire and Safety Certification. If no certification upon hire, must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. • Preferred: Medical Assistant Certification; OR Patient Care Assistant (CNA) Certification; OR License Vocational Nurse license.


REQ20096158 Posted Date: 12/27/2020

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