Here is how you could earn up to £20K by becoming a Covid-19 tester in Scotland
NHS Scotland has opened the application process to recruit new mobile testing unit operatives as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Health bosses are hoping to boost the number of operatives working across Scotland, which currently stands at 468.
Successful applicants can expect to earn between £18,600 and £20,606 pro rata for 37.5 hours of work per week in a four-day shift pattern.
NHS Scotland said the fixed term contract is set to finish at the end of May 2021, but added that it could be extended further.
Describing the role, NHS Scotland said mobile testing unit operators are needed “across the entirety of Scotland including remote, rural and island communities, in order to meet the immediate needs of the Scottish Government Test and Protect programme.”
Operatives distribute Covid-19 self-test kits and provide information to the public on how to self-test.
NHS Scotland said it is looking for applicants who can “use tact and persuasive
communication skills” when dealing with members of the public who may be “distressed, upset, or angry.”
“Some may become unwell and staff will be required to safely manage them or identify the need for additional professional assistance,” according to the job description.
Operators are also frequently required to “exert moderate physical effort”, including standing for long periods of time in extremes of weather for several periods during a typical 10 hour shift.
If you are interested in applying for the role, you can find more information, including a full personal and job specification, here.
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