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Hourly Cosmetologist

Posting ID 133142
Department Volunteer Program/UIHC
Jobcode Cosmetologist
Working Title Hourly Cosmetologist

Department: Volunteer Services

Hourly Rate of Pay: $16.75

Work Schedule: Weekly hours are flexible, up to 20 hours per week as needed.

Preferred hours between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. 

Shift: 1st shift, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday; no weekends or holidays

Location: University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA

Type of Position: Temporary, limited to 780 hours maximum per fiscal year, no benefits



The 4th Floor Salon at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has an opening for an hourly Cosmetologist. This position will fill in as needed when full-time cosmetologist is not available. Under general supervision, the cosmetologist provides cosmetology services including hair, skin and nail care to hospital patients, guests, and staff.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Properly uses equipment such as scissors, clipper, razors, and waxing, for cutting and removing hair.
  • Applies chemical application appropriately to hair and scalp including permanent waving solutions, tints and bleaching applications, and treatments for scalp conditions.
  • Performs proper shampoo techniques and meets hair styling needs of the individual patient.
  • Uses proper techniques related to skin care and application of cosmetics.
  • Provides teaching and information related to hair, skin and nail care.
  • Maintains therapeutic relationships.
  • Meets requirements for asepsis and sanitation requirements per hospital and cosmetology codes.
  • Coordinates flow of salon customers for service and retail operations.
  • Performs inventory management and cash handling activities in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Anticipates and addresses guests’ service needs; demonstrates superior customer service skills by identifying, fulfilling and exceeding the needs of guests. Recognizes and fulfills service recovery opportunities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the cosmetology field and current/popular hairstyles.
  • Knowledge of proper use of equipment such as scissors, clippers, razors, and waxing.
  • Knowledge of proper uses of chemical applications such as permanent waving solutions, tints and bleaching applications.
  • Knowledge of proper techniques related to skin care and cosmetics.
  • Knowledge of asepsis and sanitation requirements per hospital and cosmetology codes.
  • Knowledge of common safety practices and safe operation of equipment.
  • Skill in cash handling and performing arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with others.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to maintain patients’ safety.
  • Ability to preserve patients' right to confidentiality.
  • Ability to maintain patient cosmetology records.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.


Minimum Eligibility Requirement:

  • Licensed to practice as a Cosmetologist in Iowa.


Special Qualifications:

  •  Ability to stand for long periods of time (over one hour)
  •  Ability to push heavy cart (over 25 pounds) to and from patient rooms


Credential checks and background checks (criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates.



Phone: 319-356-1996
Application Instructions Please email resume, a cover letter of interest, and three professional references to
Ad Start Date 03/27/2023
Ad End Date 04/01/2025

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