OPHTHALMIC ELEC & VISION TECH - SENGSTACKE PRIMARY

Location
Chicago, IL
Salary
18.850 HOURLY
Posted
Feb 03, 2018
Closes
Feb 16, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00121246

job Summary

LOCATION: SENGSTACKE HEALTH CTR. (500 E. 51st St, Chicago, IL 60615)

SHIFT: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Under
the direction of the Ophthalmologist and associated medical staff of Cook
County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), the Ophthalmic Technician
provides technical guidance and assistance to support the evaluation, treatment
and management of patients receiving eye care.
Uses comprehensive knowledge to train staff on how to handle and use
equipment accurately. Acts as a liaison
between the patient and Ophthalmologist with the ability to identify and
respond to emergency situations in a professional manner. MULTIPLE POSITIONS

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Current and valid certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) (must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Experience working with standard and surgical ophthalmic equipment and supplies
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience as an Ophthalmic Technician
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
  • Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ophthalmic technician skills as outlined by JCAHPO
  • Knowledge of standard and surgical ophthalmic equipment and supplies in support of providing surgical assistance
  • Knowledge of procedures and regulations specific to the assessment and care of patients
  • Knowledge of sterile technique and infection control processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups

VETERAN PREFERENCE

PLEASE READ

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 and 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)
  • 100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs

  • 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 knowinglyprejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring uponor because of any political reason or factor.

    COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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