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Covenant Health STUDENT ASSOCIATE-KUB in Knoxville, Tennessee


Student Associate, Administration

Part Time, 48 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke. We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health ( , a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” ( for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package ( , including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.

Position Summary:

Works under the general supervision of the department manager of the area assigned. Performs specific duties in each assigned as determined by the department manager.


  • Assists with pulling and dispensing department supplies in area assigned.

  • Delivers items to departments as needed. Picks up items, carts, or specimens from areas to deliver.

  • Assists in physical inventory processes as directed.

  • Responsible for the neat and orderly stocking of the department storage shelves or carts.

  • Responsible for handling blood and body fluid specimens to organize and store appropriately.

  • Assists technical staff with patient computer work lists and entering specimen data in computer.

  • Assists with patient room cleaning.

  • Assists with floor care, including mopping, burnishing, and utilizing safety devices.

  • Assists with transporting patients, along with another employee. Assists with transport equipment cleaning.

  • Greets and escorts patients to and from the lobby to the exam procedure rooms.

  • Responsible for professional communications with customers and support personnel via telephone or in person.

  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

None specified; Associates are identified and referred through the KUB high school student referral program.

Minimum Experience:


Licensure Requirement:





Facility Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center