Rochester Regional Health is hiring hundreds of community members to staff our vaccination clinics. Roles range from clinical to administrative and each position filled will play an important role in our community's battle against COVID-19.
“It’s a rewarding and exciting opportunity for members of our community,” said Megan Swartz, Talent Acquisition Manager for Rochester Regional Health. “Our teams are working quickly to host as many COVID-19 vaccine clinics as possible, and we are counting on the community to help in the clinics to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
Rochester Regional is hiring community members to fill administrative and clinical positions. With both remote and on-site positions available, as well as paid and volunteer, we're looking for people willing to commit to up to six months of work.
If you are working in a patient-facing role, you will be eligible for NYS Phase 1A vaccination administration. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.
“People should sign up to join us in crushing COVID-19. This is an opportunity for us to come together as a community.”
Workers and volunteers have the opportunity to work alongside their peers in the community to help slow the spread of the virus. “Staff will help guide patients throughout the vaccination process and play a big role in helping our region get back to normal,” Swartz added.
“We currently have a great group of workers and volunteers who are committed to helping us crush COVID, and anyone who joins us will be adding to the camaraderie and family-oriented environment that we have at our vaccination clinics.”
Volunteer. As a Volunteer at a Patient Vaccination Clinic, you will be making a positive difference every single day in the lives of our patients, their family members and community by going above and beyond to meet their needs with courtesy, kindness, respect and compassion.
Clinical Associate. Administrative opportunities include assisting in outbound dialing, pre-registration, and scheduling our patients for their vaccination appointments and working alongside clinical staff documenting in the electronic medical system (EPIC). For our clinical associate roles, prior EPIC experience is needed. The clinic offers you a per diem position at a flat rate for any shifts you work during this much needed time.
Greeter. Greeters will be deployed to a Patient Vaccination Clinic within the health system based on availability.
Clinical Provider. Clinical Providers will be deployed to a Patient Vaccination Clinic within the health system. The clinic offers you a per diem position at a flat rate for any shifts you work during this much needed time. Tasks will be distributed based on clinical skill set and include: Vaccinator, Clinical Screener, and RN Monitor.
If you have a family member or friend, or you are a caregiver to a senior 65 or older, you can encourage them to get their vaccine as soon as possible, and help them fill out the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. If you or someone you know is getting a vaccine at an RRH vaccination clinic, we will work with you to fill this form out when you arrive. All vaccinations are by appointment only.
“Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect you by creating an antibody response in your body without having to get sick with COVID-19,” explained Nadia Kousar, MD, Medical Director of Infectious Disease for the Eastern Region of Rochester Regional Health. “The vaccine can protect you from getting COVID-19 or becoming seriously ill and developing serious complications if you do get it.”
You should also continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid gatherings, use good hand hygiene practices and get vaccinated when it is available to you.
In clinical trials of more than 40,000 participants, the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was 95% effective against COVID-19. In clinical trials of more than 30,000 participants, the Moderna vaccine was 94% effective against COVID-19.
“The COVID-19 vaccines are comparatively highly effective in preventing infection when you look at the other vaccines we regularly get or provide our children,” explains Dr. Maryrose Laguio-Vila, an infectious disease expert at Rochester Regional Health.
To get more information on the distribution of vaccines in the United States, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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