MEDICAL ASSISTANT - OPHTHALMOLOGY

Location
Health and Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL
Salary
18.850 HOURLY
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Jan 05, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00121113

JOB SUMMARY


LOCATION: JOHN SENGSTACKE (OPHTHALMOLOGY)
SHIFT: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Under the supervision of licensed personnel, the Medical Assistant (MA) works in cooperation with other clinic or facility health care and administrative professionals to provide continuity of care to the patient. The MA performs both clinical and administrative duties to support physician, nurses and administrative staff in the PCMH model of care and Specialty Clinics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess either an Associate’s degree as a Medical Assistant from a CAAHEEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health education Programs) approved program OR equivalent from an accredited Medical Assistant program or formal medical service training program of the United States Armed Forces OR Five (5) years of recent full-time professional Medical assistant experience. (Must provide official transcripts at the time of interview, if applicable).
  • Must be certified as a Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants OR possess certification as a Registered Medical Assistant (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
  • Must possess an active CPR certification from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • One (1) year of full-time work experience as a CMA or in a related clinical capacity within a healthcare environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interfacing with patients, their families, coworkers and all CCHHS employees. Sensitivity and respect in caring for patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Written and verbal communication skills necessary to perform effectively on the job. Analytical and problem solving skills. Attention to detail with the ability to work to deadlines. Flexibility and adaptability in performing work duties. Ability to transition from clinical to administrative duties. Strong emergency response skills including the ability to perform CPR. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. Demonstrated knowledge of HIPPA. Working knowledge of basic medical terminology.

VETERAN PREFERENCE

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When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.

To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:


  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

  • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”

  • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list an Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable.

  • OR

    A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

    If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference.

    VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR
    APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW




    MUST MEET REQUIRED
    QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION


    BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  • Basic Term Life Insurance

  • Pension Plan

  • Deferred Compensation Program

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan
    Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

  • For further information on our excellent benefits package, please
    click on the following link:
    http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

    *Degrees awarded outside the United States
    with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories
    and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation
    service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
    (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).
    Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.




    *Please
    note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions:
    satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal
    background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful
    completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.




    *CCHHS
    is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly
    prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.


    COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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