Fall Health Profession Jobs and Interships

COVID-19 Contact Tracer

CONTRACE Public Health Corps, Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; New York City, NY; Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Houston, TX

Opportunity Expires December 31, 2020

The Contact Tracer will use a web-based client resource management (CRM) platform to call all contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact Tracers will be required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by the hiring organization, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information. We are creating a national database of candidates interested in working as contact tracers and giving this information to organizations looking to hire them. We are in need of full-time and part-time, paid and unpaid (volunteers). State and local governments all across the country are hiring for these roles.

Dermatology Medical Assistant

Fenway Health Boston, MA

Opportunity Expires September 30, 2020

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Nursing (EDON) and as a member of the Nursing Department, the Medical Assistant will provide support for patients and medical providers as well as general support for other clinic functions.              

Family Medicine and OB/GYN Medical Assistant

Fenway Health Boston, MA

Opportunity Expires September 30, 2020

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Nursing (EDON) and as a member of the Nursing Department, the Medical Assistant will provide support for patients and medical providers as well as general support for other clinic functions.              

Medical Assistant

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA

Opportunity Expires September 7, 2020

Are you a Medical Assistant interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you’re passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!UPMC Shadyside is currently hiring a Medical Assistant! This position will be located at Shadyside Medical Building.  This is a Monday-Friday, daylight position – no weekends required! Previous Medical Assistant experience and those with Medical Assistant Certification is preferred!  Recent Medical Assistant graduates/externs are welcome to apply as well!

Medical Assistant

Northern Light Health Waterville, ME

Opportunity Expires August 29, 2020

At Northern Light Health, we’re building a better approach to healthcare because we believe people deserve access to care that works for them. As an integrated health delivery system serving Maine, we’re raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Our more than 12,000 team members are committed to making healthcare work for you: our patients, communities, and employees.

For this role, you would be responsible for patient vital signs, drawing blood, administering shots to patients in addition to assisting in the functions of a Patient Service Representative (PSR)

Article: What Is Ammonium Nitrate, the Chemical That Exploded in Beirut?

By Gabriel da Silva August 5, 2020

The Lebanese capital Beirut was rocked on Tuesday evening local time by an explosion that has killed at least 78 people and injured thousands more.

The country’s prime minister Hassan Diab said the blast was caused by around 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored near the city’s cargo port. Video footage appears to show a fire burning nearby before the blast.

Ammonium nitrate has the chemical formula NH₄NO₃. Produced as small porous pellets, or “prills”, it’s one of the world’s most widely used fertilisers.

It is also the main component in many types of mining explosives, where it’s mixed with fuel oil and detonated by an explosive charge.

For an industrial ammonium nitrate disaster to occur, a lot needs to go wrong. Tragically, this seems to have been the case in Beirut.


Article: Want to Be a Doctor? Take Your Chances in a Closed Room With Strangers

By Roni Caryn Rabin August 7, 2020

Students applying to graduate schools can take the GRE, the LSAT and other tests at home this year because of the risks of gathering in an exam room for hours during the pandemic. But applicants sitting for the longest and arguably most grueling graduate entrance exam, the Medical College Admission Test, do not have that option.

Even as the nation is overwhelmed by a tide of Covid-19 cases, the Association of American Medical Colleges, which administers the test, is requiring would-be doctors to sit for the $320 exam in small groups at testing centers running back-to-back sessions in order to make up for time lost in the spring, when exams were canceled.

New testing protocols implemented in May require test takers and staff members to wear masks and maintain social distancing, and prescribe rigorous disinfection of test centers. But examinees have complained of sloppy practices, and there have been isolated reports of people saying they tested positive for the coronavirus around the time they took the exam.

The association has acknowledged four such cases, while a student group now counts eight. (The A.A.M.C. also has issued a national “roadmap” for ending the pandemic that calls for more testing and national criteria for stay-at-home orders.)

Now that group, Students for Ethical Admissions, has called on medical schools to follow Stanford’s lead and waive the exam requirement this year, saying students taking the MCAT are putting their health at risk.

“How can the general public trust physicians and other health care workers when the medical community is so willing to endanger its own?” the student group asked last month in a letter to medical schools. The group noted that the number of new daily Covid-19 cases in the United States in July was roughly double what it had been in April, when the exams were canceled.

TIAA August Webinars

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars. Reserve
your spot today.
Schedule online: TIAA.org/webinars

Social Security for Married Couples
Married couples can take advantage of strategies that may help to increase
lifetime Social Security benefits. You can learn the basics about spousal benefits, understand the many variables involved in claiming strategies and how married couples can boost their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.
Tuesday, August 11 at 12 p.m. (ET)

2020 Investment outlook – post corona-virus recovery
Join us for a special webinar during which Robert C. Doll, Nuveen Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, discusses how the corona-virus health crisis has effected the investment landscape and economic recovery. Doll’s comprehensive insights into the trends and issues he believes are positioned to meaningfully shape the economy and markets have served as a thoughtful guide to investors as they work to build strong long-term investment portfolios.
Tuesday, August 11 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Money at Work 2: Sharpening investment skills
Expanding your portfolio to maximize potential growth while minimizing risk—scenarios and alternative investing vehicles to help manage more complex finances.
Wednesday, August 12 at 12 p.m. (ET)

Retiring in the New Normal
We all know how important it is to save for retirement. This presentation brings all of the risks to light so you have a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment.
Wednesday, August 12 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Financial housekeeping for now and later
For many, the current health crisis has resulted in unique financial challenges. From dealing with reduced income to trying to figure out what to do with money you usually spend on gas or a vacation, this webinar will explore ways to help deal with a new personal financial landscape.
Thursday, August 13 at 12 p.m. (ET)

W2W: Postcards from the future
Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges and help make your retirement dreams come true on schedule.
Thursday, August 13 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Through the Telescope – The Observatories of Middlebury College

Mittelman Observatory is proud to announce the opening of the exhibit “Through the Telescope: The Observatories of Middlebury College” by Alexandra Izzard ’20. Please visit go/throughthetelescope.

This exhibit explores the history of observatories, and of astronomy, at Middlebury College from the institution’s very beginning through the present day in the chronological context of both institutional history and scientific discovery.

Key highlights of this exhibit include:

  • astronomy has been taught at Middlebury since its inception, being a required third-year course when the College opened its doors in 1800;
  • the early Laws of Middlebury College have now been made broadly available and accessible online;
  • Old Chapel served as the College’s first astronomical observatory upon its opening in 1836;
  • the 1937 observatory that once stood on the knoll north of Pearsons Hall served both the College and community for more than 50 years;
  • the modern day Mittelman Observatory atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall draws strongly from the tradition and inspiration of 220 years of history of observatories and astronomy at Middlebury.

The historical research project that serves as the foundation for this exhibit has been two years in the making. Creator Alexandra Izzard ’20 graduated Summa Cum Laude and highest honors with a major in the History of Art and Architecture and a minor in Italian. Alexandra pursued numerous interdisciplinary primary research opportunities that bridged the liberal arts and included the sciences while at Middlebury.

The project’s exhibit also features art by Eva Bod ’20 as well as broad collaboration with the Middlebury College Special Collections team and numerous others.

The online exhibit can now be enjoyed at the link above. The physical exhibit will be opening soon.

Mittelman Observatory. Because the sky is always open!