Project Assistant I

Rochester, NY


Perform basic job duties to support the Department of Surgery while participating in experiential learning opportunities. Participate in shadowing opportunities to understand clinical flow of surgery. Participate in development and sharing of multi-media content with identified audiences. Conduct self in a manner that is conducive to teamwork within the area of practice. Significant training is provided prior to independent work shifts.

Brief Description of Duties:

  • Assist personnel with procedures including public health

  • Assist with community surveys, interviews, and education

  • Work with community partners to learn about, develop and disseminate (share) multi-media content to advance community health and safety

  • Complete trainings including but not limited to: Canva, Stop the Bleed, Robotics in Surgery and Sutures

  • Complete college preparedness application requirements

  • Perform important office duties as necessary

  • Understand customers’ and department’s unique needs and expectations through on-the-job training

  • Frequent contact with department personnel, community partners, community members

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in high school or graduate, at least 16 years of age

  • Employment certificate/work permit for candidate less than 18 years old

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Arrive on time as scheduled

  • Provide proper and timely notification to supervisor of scheduled and unscheduled absences, in accordance with department protocol

  • Maintain professional appearance according to department dress code

  • Take initiative to work independently with minimal direction

  • Effectively communicate questions, concerns and suggestions to supervisor

  • Work effectively with people of diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Adhere to standard procedures

  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA standard

  • Understand and carryout oral and written instructions

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Dress Code:

Closed-toe, non-skid, comfortable walking shoes. Employees must wear their Strong Hospital ID badge at all times while on hospital property.

Physical Requirements:

Walking, prolonged standing of 4 hours or more. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.


Possible exposure to emotional triggers including community violence, trauma, and injury. Questions or concerns should be directed to Employee Health or the department manager.



Work HOurs :

NY State Child Labor Law Compliance/Teen Health & Success Partnership program guidelines:

  • High school students are able to work between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00pm. Students are not allowed to miss school for work duties and should work no more than 16 hours per week. Monday – Thursday shifts should be no longer than 4 hours. It is suggested that students be scheduled for no more than 3.5 hours per shift. Friday – Sunday: students should not be scheduled for shifts exceeding 8 hours.

  • High school graduates are able to work between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. Students should not miss college classes for work duties and should work no more than 20 hours per week. Graduates who are 18 + years of age can work 8 hour shifts throughout the work week.

During school breaks and the summer:

  • Students under 18 years of age may work up to 38 hours per week and can work 8-hour shifts. Students under 18 may only work between 7:00am – 9:00pm.

  • If 18 + years of age, students may work 40 hours per week and 8-hour shifts. They may only work between 7:00am – 10:00pm.

Minor employees (students under 18 years of age) must have work permits on file with employer departments. Minor employee work schedules and the NYS Child Labor Law poster must be conspicuously posted in the work department. Any deviation from the work schedule must be documented on the posted schedule before the work shift. Departments may have further restrictions of employees hired through the UR/THSP program.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $17.00 - $22.10 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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