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Josh Frahm

Senior Associate Director, Student Employment Programs

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Student Clerk - Supportive Oncology - Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Monday, June 17, 2024
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:The Supportive Oncology team supports two primary units, the Tissue Procurement Core and Clinical Research Services. Our goal is to help doctors and scientists advance research in achieving earlier diagnoses and better treatments for cancer patients. Your primary function as a Student Research Assistant will be to support research studies at the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. The success of these studies depends on a strong foundation built by devoted students who are committed to the advancement of cancer research. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Screen clinic schedules and identify eligible subjects using UIHC electronic medical record system (EPIC) and EPIC reports.Screen for and transfer biospecimens, such as pathology, blood, bone marrow or buccal samples.Perform data abstraction, criteria-specific or focused chart review for on-going studies.Enter data using data collection tools such as EPIC, Labmatrix, REDCap, and OnCore platforms.Prepare mailings for research subject questionnaires.Make folders and packets for patient consent approaches.Approach patients for study consent.Assist in judging validity of data; making recommendations for change as opportunities for improvement are identified.Consult with supervising staff to support improvement activities and organizational initiatives.Perform additional tasks, special functions and/or special projects as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:High School Diploma or GED.Availability to work 10-20 hours between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm M-F each week during the school year. Opportunities to work up to 40 hours a week may be available during the Summer. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.Proficiency in software applications such as MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).Experience with medical terminology. EXPECTED SKILLS TO GAIN:Relevant experience in the conduct of translational cancer research studies.Proficiency with research databases such OnCore, REDCap or Labmatrix.Knowledge of the UIHC medical record system (EPIC) and cancer-related medical terminologyAbility to manage complex information with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Administrative supervision provided by Internal Medicine, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Functional direction provided by Supportive Oncology Research Coordinator. Hours: Monday- Friday between 8am-5pm(scheduled hours vary based on class schedule)Pay: $12.00/hr

Student Clerk in Psychiatry Clinic

Monday, June 17, 2024
Job DescriptionEditDetails: Employee needs to be flexible to work shifts between 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday – Friday based on clinic need.CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:·    Responsible for scheduling psychiatry ambulatory care patient appointments following the guidelines of the clinic providers and the Ambulatory Care Services Standards of Excellence.·    Provides a positive and professional first impression to patients / callers and match their request to available staff and/or services.·    Greet patients and families and complete the check in and out process for their appointments.·    Facilitate patient flow through clinic and communication with clinic staff.·    Support the psychiatry providers to efficiently provide care to patients. ·    Collect electronic credit card co-pays for patient visits.·    Provide reminders / visit verification by phone prior to appointment.·    Contact patient and care providers by telephone to complete scheduling of appointments.·    Coordinate scheduling of consults across various UIHC specialty services.·    Problem-solve to satisfy patient needs / special requests.·    All other duties or projects as assigned by supervisor.GENERAL CLINIC DUTIES:·    Prepare photocopies or faxing for providers.·    Keep all general clinic areas clean, organized, and presentable.·    Work group schedules by adding recurring appointments to the scheduling system.SPECIFIC TO FLOAT POSITION:·    Able to open and close all outpatient psychiatry clinics.·    Cover open shifts or parts of shifts in all outpatient psychiatry clinics when required due to vacations, illness, or other absences.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:·    Knowledge of office routines and functions to refer visitors and telephone calls and to route correspondence by name and functional area.·    Knowledge of institutional and unit policies, processes, and forms.·    Knowledge of proper format, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.·    Skill in utilizing computer software packages and online systems.·    Skill in operating office equipment.·    Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students, and the public. ·    Ability to follow oral and written instructions and apply institutional and other policies accurately.·    Ability to gather, evaluate, and display data in appropriate format and keep accurate records.·    Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.·    Availability to attend EPIC (patient scheduling) training at North Liberty facilityMINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:Any combination of related clerical office experience, related undergraduate education, and/or post high school clerical training that is the equivalent to two years of full-time employment.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience working in healthcare with psychiatric / mental health patientsExperience with Microsoft Office products.Experience utilizing electronic medical recordsKnowledge of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics complex. 

Delivery Driver

Monday, June 17, 2024
The University Surplus is seeking student employees for pick up and delivery. Duties will include: Pick up and delivery of furniture/equipment, along with other duties as assigned.Free, on-site parking.We currently have multiple positions available in University Surplus. Must be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 3:30pm; (prefer 4-hour blocks of time). Hours will be flexible to up to 20 hour per week (more in during breaks and summer).Must be University of Iowa student. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must have a valid driver’s license and meet University driving standards. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. (TO APPLY: Please email the completed attached form to Brian Mead at brian-mead@uiowa.edu). Please note we are located south of the main campus across the highway from Colonial Bowling Lanes, and south of the Iowa City airport. Transportation will be required to get to the Mossman Business Services Building.

Clinical Lab Assistant

Friday, June 14, 2024
We have a Clinical Lab Assistant opening for an undergraduate student in a science or healthcare major. This is an opportunity to gain exposure to a diagnostic immunology clinical lab setting and develop experience at handling patient samples directly while also quantifying and reporting measurements, therefore demonstrating long term competency in a demanding healthcare or lab setting. The work schedule is preferably two days per week, about 6-8 hours maximum per week, and some hours necessary on a weekend rotation about 1-2 weekends per month, with flexible scheduling.Preferably we are seeking someone to remain with the lab from this current Summer 2024 semester through Spring 2026 semester.   Therefore, graduating in May 2026 or afterwards and remaining with the lab through then is most preferable.  This is a very short hours position, paid at $13/hr. and is a student clinical lab experience essentially. The student workers tend to work shifts for 2-3 hours between classes on two separate weekdays, with a weekend rotation duty of 1-2 hours occurring every 4 weeks. The student workers continue through the summer season but there is flexibility on some extended summer vacation time.The laboratory duties range from general maintenance of cleaning and calibrating instruments on a regular schedule, helping to maintain our printed records, setting up working reagents and buffers, processing of patient samples in lymphocyte transformation assays, and organizing the data into patient reports and spreadsheets on Windows computers. 

Library Support Lead (Cataloging Metadata and Digitization)

Friday, June 14, 2024
The Library Support Lead position offers students higher-level library work experience. Library Support Leads do specialized tasks requiring careful attention and use of tools and/or software that are not in common use. The lead student employees have advanced skills including, for example, attention to detail, high level software skills, and/or experience working as part of a team to complete project-related research.  Library Support Leads are generally upper-level undergraduates or graduate students.Job Description: The Library Support Lead in Cataloging Metadata Digitization (CMD) will be learning basic copy cataloging of monographic materials and completing other projects as assigned under the supervision of CMD Unit Librarians and staff. Projects may cover a broad spectrum of CMD functions and may include some or all of the following: learning to work in the Alma library system, learning to update holdings and item records, searching OCLC Connexion, working with foreign language materials, learning packing and shipping procedures. Student must be able to work relatively independently once training is complete, have attention to detail, and ability to work in a variety of workflows depending on the project or the materials.Library Support Lead Level Tasks:Copy cataloging in OCLC Connexion and Alma.Searching, identifying correct records, and downloading them from Connexion to Alma.Updating holdings and item records.Working with foreign language materials; language expertise not necessarily required.Other Tasks:Database maintenance.Packing and preparing materials for shipments.Other tasks as assigned.Justification for the Library Support Lead title (Why you feel the Lead title best fits the majority of duties): The Library Support Lead title best fits the majority of duties in this position since it requires a basic familiarity with bibliographic, holdings and item records, basic copy cataloging of monographs, the flexibility to work on multiple projects, and ability to learn various departmental workflows. The student may also be required to work with foreign language materials in both Roman and non-Roman scripts. Student will work under direct supervision for training, and be expected to work relatively independently once training is completed.Qualification(s):Enrollment in or satisfactory completion of Beginning Cataloging & Classification (SLIS 6250).orEnrollment in or satisfactory completion of Rare Books Cataloging (SLIS 6255)# hrs/wk:  10 hrs/week during Fall and Spring semesters, up to 40 hrs/week during breaks and summer Interested students should submit a statement of interest (cover letter) including the following:Relevant skills gained through their coursework in the SLIS program. They should explain why they are a good candidate for this opportunity.Why they are interested in this opportunity.What they hope to gain from their time working in the department.Statements of interest (cover letters) should be at least 2 paragraphs and should not exceed 1 page. 

Student Employee of the Year

Student employees play an incredible role in all aspects of the University of Iowa. Each year, supervisors recognize students who go above and beyond to make a difference in their units and throughout the university.

Through this annual award, the Pomerantz Career Center, in partnership with NSEA (National Student Employment Association), recognize the best student employees from campuses across the country. 

Nomination & Selection Process

Student supervisors are provided a standard nomination form asking to recognize their students for performance in these key nomination criteria:
  1. Career & Self-Development
  2. Communication
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Equity & Inclusion
  5. Leadership
  6. Professionalism
  7. Teamwork
  8. Technology

Nominations received are put into three employment categories and a winner is selected from each category, followed by an overall campus winner. The three employment categories are:

  1. Administrative Support
  2. Student/Campus Services
  3. Science, Health, and Engineering


Awards & Recognition

Each nominated student receives a University of Iowa pen/pencil zip bag to show our appreciation for their efforts.


The winners are grouped in the following categories:

University of Iowa Campus Winner: Top campus winner

Category Winners: Administrative, Campus Services, Science |Health |Engineering

Certificate of Distinction:

All winners are awarded with the Student Employee of the Year electronic charger and a framed certificate signed by the President.

Supervisor of the Year

Student supervisors play an incredibly important role, not only for the University, but for the students that they lead. The level of importance that supervisors play in the overall education experience of their students has been highlighted in the incredible number of nominations written by students over the 8 years of the award.

Through this annual award, the Office of Student Employment and the University recognize the terrific leadership and workplace environment that student supervisors have created within their department.

Historical Winners


Nomination & Selection Process

Student employees are emailed a flyer asking to recognize their supervisors for performance in these key nomination criteria:

  1. Provides excellent training, coaching, and professional development opportunities to student employees
  2. Helps the student connect learning in the classroom to experiences on the job
  3. Assists the student in connecting job skill development to future professional employment
  4. Showcases how much they care about the student as a person


Awards & Recognition

Each nominated supervisor receives a Student Supervisor of the Year mug to show our appreciation for their efforts.

The winners are grouped in the following categories:

University of Iowa Campus Winner: Top campus winner

Certificate of Distinction: Overall top 7

All winners are awarded with the Supervisor of the Year mug, a framed certificate signed by the President, and are invited to attend a reception along with our Student Employee of the Year winners at the President’s house.


Historical Winners