Medical Screener - Ephrata Community Hospital - Days

Ephrata, PA | Clinical Care Reinforcement Team - COVID19 | Tracking Code: D-MS-WECH-D

Position Summary:

Medical Screener – Temporary


We Are Hiring:


WellSpan Health has a temporary Medical Screener opportunity in Ephrata, PA.  As we transition from our COVID Response efforts into our phased re-opening process, the organization has a growing need for temporary employment.  If you are currently looking for employment, we encourage you to consider these opportunities as they can provide several benefits-


  • Excellent opportunity to gain work experience within WellSpan Health
  • Ability to keep your knowledge current and learn new skills
  • Build professional network
  • Potential path to permanent positions




  • Day shift
  • 7:00 am-3:00 pm


Assignment Length (subject to change): 


  • 6 months with potential to extend or go permanent


 Job Description:


  • Be the first point of contact for all employees, patients, and visitors who are entering the facility.
  • Operate infra-red thermometer to obtain a temperature reading of all individuals entering the facility according to the manufacturer’s instructions and CDC guidance for personal protection.
  • Welcome and screen visitors and staff using the health and travel history declaration form/questionnaire
  • Follow the CDC COVID-19 guidelines to determine if an individual is clear to enter the facility
  • Reporting cases of positive and negative responses according to established protocols while remaining cognizant of appropriate reporting requirements (State, Local and Federal) requirements (established per site).
  • Provide additional information to employees, patients, or visitors once responses have been documented
  • Put on (don) and remove (doff) personal protective equipment (PPE) per company protocol as required
  • Ensure individuals maintain appropriate social distancing of 6 ft as recommended by the CDC during temp screening process
Required Skills

Required Skills:


  • General computer literacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Pleasant personality with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player and ability to work independently
  • Ethical understanding of patient processes, confidentiality, and personal health information (PHI) data management
  • HIPAA compliant
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to ensure personnel are properly recording results, consolidate the results and provide written reports and results to management.
  • Have the ability to learn and operate Non-contact Infrared Thermometer
Required Experience

Required Experience:


  • Minimum 2 years’ of experience in a medical environment preferred
  • Prior experience with diagnostic testing preferred
  • Healthcare experience ( EMT LPN ) preferred but not required. Training will be provided.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work in an environment exposed to inclement weather to include hot, cold, or rain without access to covering.
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)