Careers

St. Bernard’s talented workforce plays a big role in our reputation for quality. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we seek out and hire team-oriented, professional employees who value serving our community. Our staff receives a variety of benefits, including paid time off, health/dental/life insurance, long-term disability insurance, pension and tax-sheltered annuity plans, tuition assistance, access to a credit union, and free parking. All applicants must undergo a background check and drug testing.

St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center is committed to participate as an active partner in the well-being of the community we serve.  Since our founding in 1904, St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center has been a continuously growing entity within Englewood and the Southside communities of Chicago.

If you are interested in joining our team, click on a postion from the “Current Job Openings” below to read the job description. If you think you are qualified select the “click to apply” link at the bottom of the job description and fill out the online application. You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

Current Job Openings

ADMINISTRATIVE

Admissions Registrar

Job Description:

The Admitting Registrar processes all patients that enter the Hospital for all services.  This task consists of interviewing the patient and/or family member(s).  The Registrar will also obtain the patient’s demographic and financial information and enter this information accurately into the Hospital’s computer system. This position is available  PT – 1st, 2nd or 3rd shifts.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and interview the patient/family member(s) in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Obtain and copy the patient insurance card and identification.
  • Identify patients with a previous history and do not cross reference new patient information with previous patient information.
  • Check the eligibility of the patient’s insurance through the insurance verification system.
  • Obtain signatures on consent forms and policies given to patients through handouts and educational materials.
  • Explain Hospital polices regarding insurance, advance directives, smoking, valuables, and telephone usage.
  • Have the ability to assess emergency situations and the ability to report situations to the appropriate person(s).
  • Work in all areas of admitting and registration:  Outpatient, Emergency Department, and Inpatient admitting.
  • Properly documents information on logs, cardex, and mortician’s receipt book.
  • Accurately enters physician orders for labs and/or procedures as written for outpatients.
  • Properly breaks down the completed paperwork and files it in the appropriate areas.
  • Have the ability to communicate and direct patients to the correct area for services.
  • Have proper telephone etiquette.  Ability to handle heavy telephone communication between patients, nursing, and medical staff.
  • Prepare death certificates.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Medical terminology and/or coding certificate
  • Type 45 wpm and have a good working knowledge of computers.
  • Minimum of 2 years of admission registrar experience in a hospital setting required.
  • Ability to confidently handle sensitive matters and materials.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to perform effectively under the pressure of stressful situations.

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Patient Financial Services - Cashier

Job Description:

The Cashier is responsible for the collection of patient and miscellaneous payments, check recording, and daily balancing of cash.  The Cashier will also identify and verify the method of payment and debt resolution for services rendered. Hours: FT – Day Shift.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Record and process all patient payments for accounts.  Record check register, copy EOB and vouchers as necessary.  Receive miscellaneous cash, post to appropriate account.
  • Maintain daily cash files.
  • Correct and direct to appropriate departments, rejected charge batches.
  • Record bank deposits appropriately and verify deposit pick-up by armored car employees.
  • Maintain bad debt log.
  • Work as a team player to provide quality patient care, direct or indirect.  Within the scope of licensure, each employee will assist other team members in accomplishing their job duties in order to complete tasks.
  • Hold self and team members accountable for knowledge of full compliance with customer service performance standards as listed on all team members’ job descriptions.  Customer is defined as patient, physician, visitor, fellow employee, volunteer, supplier, and payer.
  • Participate in planning and providing efficient, effective management of resources.
  • Support performance improvement and compliance.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of (1) year of cash posting, cashering, or working in a Patient Accounts Department
  • General knowledge in the operation of CRT/personal computers.
  • Ability to use 10-key adding machine.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts through addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentage.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to perform effectively under the pressure of stressful situations

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Food Service Worker

Job Description:

The Food Service Worker is responsibilities for cleaning stations, work areas, and equipment daily.  Prepare food items required for next day.  Pass, collect, and scrap food trays.  Set-up tray line stations, proper utensils, condiments, and food needed for meals.Part Time – 1st, and 2nd shift, on-call -scheduled as needed.

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean stations, work areas, and equipment daily.
  • Provide coverage on steam table and tray line as needed.
  • Prepare salads, desserts, and plate foods.
  • Set-up and replenish condiments, milk, and juice as needed.
  • Pass, collect, and scrap patient trays.
  • Mix tube feedings and pass nourishments to patients.
  • Prepare food items requiring pre-preparation needed for next day meal service.
  • Set-up tray line stations, proper utensils, condiments, and food needed for meals

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 2 years of food service experience
  • Minimum 1 year hospital dietary experience.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Diet Technician (Non-Registered)

The Diet Technician (non-reg) is responsible for accurately handling patint diets and menus according to computer requisitions. Hours: PT – 1st and 2nd shift. Required to work every other weekend.

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compile and check selective menus for assigned areas to assure that all patients have a menu for the current day and the following day.
  • Distribute menus to patients in order to collect their menu selections.
  • Assist patients in the completion of selective menus as necessary.
  • Check the selective menus of all patients as to accuracy and nutritional quality.
  • Make recommendations to patients regarding selecting foods from menus to improve the nutritional quality and/or appropriateness of foods for special diets.
  • Conduct meal rounds at each meal to access acceptance of meals and to handle any problems with the meal service.
  • Coordinate food related activities with the Food & Nutritional Services staff.
  • Screen patients to assess the need for nutritional intervention.
  • Communicate and coordinate all patient nutritional care activities with the clinical dietitian daily for follow-up and prioritizing of care and service.
  • Provide handouts to patients on special diets and refer patients to dietitian if needed.
  • Check tray line for accuracy and speed.
  • Cover the clerk position as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited dietary technician program or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of one (1)  years of dietary experience. 
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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Cook

Job Description:

The Cook 1 is responsible for the preparation of a large volume and variety of food to be served while complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards and follow established food production programs and procedures.  S/he is responsible for appropriate use of hospital supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste, and fraud. Hours: Part-Time – 1st and 2nd shift and every other weekend.

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders.
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellent, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved.
  • Ability to work all kitchen area cooking equipment.
  • Follow sanitary regulations governing preparation and handling of food.
  • Follow standardized recipes to ensure consistent quality; maintain accuracy of calculated diets; and avoid food waste.
  • Prepare patients, cafeteria, and special event food items using production sheets.
  • Record leftovers.
  • Determine amount and type of food and supplies required.
  • Ensure availability of supplies and food or approved substitutions in adequate time for preparation.
  • Prepare potatoes, soups, vegetables, breads, eggs, etc.
  • Assist morning and evening cooks.
  • Prepare all dinner items.
  • Perform pre-preparation tasks as needed.
  • Store food properly and safely.
  • Report necessary equipment repairs and maintenance to supervisor.
  • Adhere to department policies and procedures to assure the safety and sanitation of self, work area, and food items.
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in large-scale food production.
  • Excellent customer srvice and communication skills required.
  • Time Management and organizational skills required in order to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

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Engineer

Job Description:

The Engineer is responsible for the appropriate operation and maintenance of all physical plant equipment.  S/he starts, stops, adjusts, tests, and regulates equipment in accordance with current industry standards and hospital policies and procedures.  The Engineer records information on appropriate record forms and logs.Hours:  FT – Days. Required to work every other weekend

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Start, stop and monitor operation of all plant equipment.
  • Service equipment making necessary adjustments.
  • Perform preventive maintenance services on equipment.
  • Investigate and corrects problem situations.
  • Maintain logs and records per hospital and industry standards.
  • Chemically treat boiler feed water to prevent harmful boiler deposits.
  • Repair, build, and install pumps, motors, and related assemblies.
  • Perform minor plumbing repairs and maintenance related to emergency repair of building services.
  • Make scheduled and special rounds of the facility as needed.
  • Communicate with Director of Engineering on operations, problems, and other occurrences which impact other shifts or departments.
  • Observe the regulation of all governing authorities in the performance of assigned duties.
  • May assist other staff in handling materials and on major repair and installation projects.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings (blue prints).
  • Perform housekeeping tasks in Boiler Room and other Engineering areas as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Stationary Engineer.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Completion of apprenticeship at St. Bernard Hospital is acceptable in lieu of one year of experience.

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Custodian

Job Description:

The Custodian 1 is responsible for cleanliness and sanitation of assigned areas.  S/he is responsible for the care and maintenance of equipment, furniture and fixtures. S/he performs routine cleaning tasks of repetitive nature following established schedules and using prescribed methods.  The Custodian 1 works semi-independently under limited supervision.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of floors by mopping, buffing, scrubbing, stripping, and refinishing.
  • Be aware of composition of various floors, and other surfaces.
  • Spot clean walls, glass doors, windows, metal trims, and baseboards.
  • Clean stairwells, offices, conference rooms, patients’ room, waiting areas, and staff work areas.
  • Hang drapes, cubicle curtains, and shower curtains.
  • Assist in moving heavy furniture and equipment.
  • Empty trash cans, clean and dispose of refuse.
  • Vacuum, spot clean, and shampoo furniture or carpeting.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of hospital custodial experience is required.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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Front Desk Coordinator - ACC

Job Description:

The Front Desk Coordinator schedules appointments; identifies scheduling conflicts; and re-works schedules when necessary. The Front Desk Coordinator is also responsible for greeting patients, vendors, hospital staff, and other visitors.  S/he answers telephone and route incoming calls and places outgoing calls.  St. Bernard Hospital is in need of one part- time Front Desk Coordinators for our Ambulatory Care Clinic.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Front Desk Coordinator will perform a variety of general office duties specific to each area including but not limited to the following:

  • Open and close office according to office protocol.
  • Check the daily appointments for appropriate clinics.
  • Review supplies for reception and provide order to Manager.
  • Handle situations in the receptionist area.
  • Ensure that HIPAA Notice of Privacy is on display.
  • Identify scheduling conflicts and contact the appropriate individuals for resolution.
  • Possess excellent people skills and ability to deal with the public in a professional manner.
  • Able to work under pressure.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a receptionist and appointment scheduling.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft software products.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Dental Clinic Front Desk Coordinator

Job Description:

The Front Desk Coordinator schedules appointments; identifies scheduling conflicts; and re-works schedules when necessary. The Front Desk Coordinator (Pediatric Clinic) is also responsible for greeting patients, vendors, hospital staff, and other visitors.  S/he answers telephone and route incoming calls and places outgoing calls.  St. Bernard Hospital is in need of three part – time Front Desk Coordinators for our Pediatric, Special Needs and General Dentistry Clinic

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Front Desk Coordinator will perform a variety of general office duties specific to each area including but not limited to the following:

  • Open and close office according to office protocol.
  • Check the daily schedule for accuracy and post it in all treatment rooms.
  • Review supplies for reception and provide order to Office Administrator.
  • Maintain and deposit petty cash/checks and all payments with help of Office Administrator.
  • Ensure that HIPAA Notice of Privacy is on display.
  • Identify scheduling conflicts and contact the appropriate individuals for resolution.
  • Possess excellent people skills and ability to deal with the public in a professional manner.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a dental receptionist and appointment scheduling.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft software products.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Security Officer

Job Description:

The Officer is responsible for the protection, safeguard, and security of hospital personnel, visitors, and assets.  S/he patrols assigned areas of the hospital properties; enforces and maintains visitor control; investigates minor complaints of a security nature; and escorts staff, visitors, and patients, as needed. Hours:  Ft – Days. Required to rotate weekend.

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol (foot or mobile) and monitor hospital properties for unauthorized persons. If needed, redirect or escort from property.
  • Ensure the safety of patients, visitors, employees, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Provide escort service for staff or visitors upon request.
  • Monitor all visitors and staff for proper identification.
  • Enforce and maintain visitor control in accordance with hospital regulations regarding visiting hours, age of visitor, and number of visitors per patient.
  • Perform bag checks of employees leaving hospital property at designated areas.
  • Check for hazards and unsafe conditions.
  • Enforce parking restrictions on hospital premises.
  • Ensure current city, state, and federal laws and regulations are enforced with regards to the hospital.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous relationship with the public and law enforcement agencies.
  • Initiate incident reports covering specific types of security situations or incidents and submit to supervisor.
  • Inform supervisor regarding serious and/or pertinent situations.
  • Perform pick-ups and/or deliveries in the absence of Driver.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • 20-hours security training certificate
  • Current PERC card
  • 25 years of age, and valid drivers’ license are absolutely required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of pertinent experience.
  • Hospital assignment background is a major plus.
  • Excellent verbal, writing and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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Systems Analyst

Job Description:

The System Analyst Review, analyze, and modify programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging, and installing to support the Hospital’s application systems. The System Analyst consults with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives. Hours: Full Time – Days.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for applications and solutions for hospital staff as timely as possible; as well as monitor and evaluate system functions.
  • Build and implement reports using data extracted from Hospital Applications.  Report use by Hospital management.
  • Design, support, and maintain the Hospital’s data repository.
  • Support and maintain Meditech HCIS, SharePoint, and custom software developed in-house.
  • Document support manuals use by Information Systems Teams and user manuals use by Hospital staff, including software training to Hospital staff.
  • Analyze and interpret users and/or department’s needs for Information Systems modules.  Effectively communicate these needs to Information Systems Team  members and/or vendor application specialist.
  • Provide technical support to Hospital staff during business hours and after business hours by participating in on-call rotation.
  • Analyze current applications for desired/requested functionality.
  • Create web applications using web developer tools.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of experience using summit express connect integration engine.
  • Experience with implementation and support of HL7 interfaces on an interface engine (Summit Engine).
  • Experience with converting existing NPR reports, by mapping to DR table and creating reports.
  • Experience with Meditech NPR report writer including line attribute and creating MACROS.
  • Experience with Meditech Client/Server.
  • Experience with SQL servers.
  • Experience with Windows scripting and VB scripts.
  • Experience in designing data entry and query screen layouts.
  • Ability to analyze current applications for desired/requested functionality.
  • Knowledge of creating web applications using web developer tools.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the health care field.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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Systems Analyst Supervisor

Job Description:

The System Analyst Supervisor reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing to support an organization’s application systems. This position consults with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives.  Acting as a working supervisor, the Systems Analyst Supervisor undertakes support of identified systems; prepares and presents weekly status updates and reports. This position is Full Time – Day shift

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision, direction and guidance to other Systems Analysts and developers in the execution of their responsibilities including coaching, mentoring task completion and assuming accountability for the results.
  • Monitor work assignments of direct reports to ensure successful delivery of group accountabilities.
  • Establish strong relationship with application team, direct reports, other members of Information Systems team, through frequent dialogue and interaction.
  • Prepare and present weekly status updates and reports.
  • Provide excellent customer service skills.  Facilitate required discussions with IS technical team and mentor direct reports in this skill.
  • Maintain strong verbal and written communication skills.  Work with people of varying technical skills to gather technical specifications, while building partnerships.
  • Provide innovative and creative problem-solving skills
  • Provide strong leadership skills.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years as a System Analyst.
  • Strong Meditech application background.
  • Good understanding of HIE
  • Experience with Meditech Client/Server.
  • Experience with SQL servers.
  • Experience with Windows scripting and VB
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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HEALTH CARE-RELATED

Clinical Coding Specialist

Job Description:

The Clinical Coding Specialist is responsible for the analysis of inpatient and outpatient medical records to identify principle, secondary, and subsequent diagnosis and/or procedures, and sequencing to optimize reimbursement.  S/he is responsible for the coding of medical charts using ICD and CPT classification systems; the abstracting of medical records into computerized database; performing audits for correct coding; and compiles reports for department and hospital committee meetings. Hours: FT – Days.

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that records are coded within 72 hours of discharge.
  • Thoroughly review charts to ascertain all diagnoses and procedures.
  • If diagnoses are not available in the chart, contact responsible physician in a professional, tactful manner.
  • Utilize computerized coding/abstracting software.
  • Code all diagnoses and procedures in accordance to ICD and CPT coding principles and Coding Manual.
  • Meet productivity standards of assigning codes to a minimum of 3.0 inpatient charts per hour.
  • Meet quality standards of having 98% of principle diagnoses and procedures approximated and correctly coded.
  • Maintain 99% rate of information correctly abstracted.
  • Update the Coding Manual on an ongoing basis.
  • Act as a resource person to hospital staff in coding and provide education on coding changes and/or issues.
  • Design data collection tools and develops process/outcome studies pertaining to coding and reimbursement.
  • Responsible for conducting inpatient and outpatient medical chart coding and abstracting utilizing various computerized systems.
  • Conduct ongoing medical chart review and audits for correct coding and abstracting.
  • Compile reports of audits for presentation of findings with the appropriate departmental or hospital committee.
  • Keep informed of current professional trends or changes in standards pertaining to health information management professionals.

Qualifications:

  • Have a good working knowledge of various medical coding and reimbursement softward program experience.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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MRI Technologist

Job Description:

The MRI Technologist interprets physician’s instructions; explains MRI procedures to patients; selects imaging parameters and software options to help adjust MRI machine; views images obtained during an imaging session; and keeps records of results.  S/he maneuvers examination equipment; prepares patient for medical procedure; assists patients onto examination tables from supine positions, wheel chairs or carts; and positions patients for imaging. Hours: On-call – 1st shift

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all ferromagnetic materials are located outside of scan room.
  • Perform ACR guidelines regarding Zones of Safety in an MRI suite.
  • Perform correct emergency shutdown procedures when necessary.
  • Perform proper fire and safety evacuations, when necessary.
  • Provide verification on all ancillary equipment to ensure it is operational (monitoring devices, injectors, surveillance equipment, etc.).
  • Ensure that procedure room is clean within Infection Control standards.
  • Prior to scanning, inspect room for potential environment of care hazards (call bells, O2 tank, outlets, lighting) and report discrepancies to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Ensure patient transfer/transport equipment is checked to ensure compliance with safe operational standards.
  • Operate required equipment necessary to produce scans using established guidelines and MRI protocols.
  • Ensure startup and shutdown procedures are performed in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Ensure that every patient requisition received has the requested exams prescribed by the ordering physician.
  • Ensure that the department protocol book is reviewed and the procedure is validated with regards to the patient’s requisition.
  • Verify patient information.  If necessary correct any misinformation and transfer information to PACs system.
  • Validate requisition to ensure correct charge codes are assigned.
  • Ensure completion of MRI screening form is verified and the information provided is validated.
  • Start IV access according to standard procedure and inject contrast media under the direction of a physician.
  • Ensure appropriate IV site is selected according to exam protocol.
  • Ensure proper catheter or needle is selected and venipuncture is introduced following established standard precaution guidelines.
  • Ensure correct IV contrast is selected and correct amount for administration is prepared in accordance with radiologist prescribed protocol and manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate injection parameters are selected and injection is monitored according to established guidelines.
  • Ensure injection amount, IV location, and flow rate is recorded on correct document and appropriate QA documentation (QR reports) are generated when infiltration or reaction occurs.
  • Prepare and position patient for procedure by using established MRI protocols to achieve the highest quality image.
  • Ensure correct exam protocol on scanner console is selected and parameters are modified in accordance with radiologist prescribed protocol.
  • Assist patient on to scanner table being considerate to patients with disabilities, height or size limitations, wheel chairs, carts, and/or any other limitations.
  • Ability to properly care for patients with psychological issues (claustrophobia, fearful patients, sedated patients, etc.).
  • Ensure localization aides are utilized in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Ensure correct positioning with localizer scans.
  • Distribute to the radiologist the completed exam documentation and date for proper reading.
  • Ensure zones 3 and 4 are secure when authorized personnel are not present.
  • Assist in maintaining supplies.
  • Ensure procedure room is inspected to ensure appropriate supplies are available based on caseload and established par levels.
  • Ensure expired items are removed and appropriate personnel is informed.
  • Recommend new or different supplies, as needed, to ensure efficient workflow or cost savings.
  • Participate in on-going service and process improvement efforts.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience as a MRI Technologist.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the principles of growth and development and where appropriate, demonstrate care practices related to the physical and emotional needs of neonates (0 -30 days), pediatric patients (31 days-14 years of age), adult patients (15 – 64 years of age), and geriatric patients (65 and older years of age).

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CT/X-Ray Technologist

Job Description:

The C.T./ (Computerized Tomography) X-Ray Technologist administers computerized roentgen rays to patients for diagnostic purposes.  S/he operates equipment; prepares the examination room for patient usage; and maintains equipment and supplies as needed. The C.T. Technologist prepares the patient for the CT scan, positions the patient within the x-ray unit, operates the machinery during the exam, and prepares the images captured during the CT scan. Hours: FT – 2nd shift; On-Call – all Shifts available.  Required to work every other weekend.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare examination room, equipment, contrast media, and materials as needed for patient.
  • Prepare barium and other chemical mixtures in the proper proportions according to departmental policies.
  • Follow prescribed techniques in administering computerized specific x-rays, which includes, but not limited to, adjustment of equipment; determination of voltage; current and desired exposure time; arranged immobilization; and support devices to obtain proper positioning of patient.
  • Observe patient and machine during procedure and report unusual occurrences and record patient’s condition.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of all necessary supplies.
  • Perform general office duties, write reports, (with Radiologist consent), and any deemed necessary to maintain a controlled and functional department.
  • Schedule patients for diagnostic CT procedures.
  • Rotate shift as required to meet departmental needs.
  • Help maintain quality assurance, quality control, and maintain records as defined in departmental policies.
  • Conduct on-going in-services for Hospital staff regarding patient preparation; length of exam; area(s) of interest; order for exams; etc.
  • Perform a dual role as a Radiologic Technologist, as needed by the department.
  • Assist department in maintaining the Radiographic charts.
  • Enter and retrieve information from computer, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an AMA-approved school or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.
  • ARRT (R)(CT) (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) certificate (will be required as of July 1, 2015)
  • IEMA (Illinois Department of Management Agency) License
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience as a C.T. Technologist
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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Ultrasound Technologist

Job Description:

The Ultrasound Technologist performs diagnostic sonographic examinations utilizing ultrasonic equipment to locate, evaluate, and record critical functional, pathological, and anatomical data. S/he schedules and coordinates tests; records test results, and prepare and maintain operational logs. The Ultrasound Technologist calibrates and maintains equipment and orders supplies when needed. Hours: FT – Days.  Required to work every other weekend.

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare examination room, equipment, and materials as needed for patient.
  • Prepare IV solutions in proper proportions according to departmental policy.
  • Follow prescribed techniques which include, but not limited to, adjustment of equipment; arranged immobilization; and support devices to obtain proper positioning of patient.
  • Observe patient and machine during procedure and report unusual occurrences and record patient’s condition.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of all necessary supplies.
  • Perform general office duties, write reports, (with Radiologist consent), and any deemed necessary to maintain a controlled and functional department.
  • Retain on-call status and rotating shift as required to meet departmental needs.
  • Help maintain quality assurance, quality control, and maintain records as defined in departmental policies.
  • Conduct on-going in-services for Hospital staff regarding patient preparation, length of exam; area of interest, order for exams, etc.
  • Enter and retrieve information from computer, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology
  • A.R.R.T. certification required.
  • ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) certificate.
  • Experience in performing NT (Nuchal Translucenty) procedure.
  • Minimum of 2 years of Ultrasound Technologist experience
  • Meditech computer experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional radiology equipment.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Inpatient / Outpatient Pharmacist Technician

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, the Pharmacist Technician compounds and dispenses medical prescriptions. Will be expected to perform some clerical duties relating to the department. Will also receive and store incoming supplies, verify supplies and enter data in computer to maintain inventory records. Hours:  FT – Scheduled as needed

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide pharmacy services involving processing and handling of prescriptions.

Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of Pharmacy Technician experience including IV and unit dose in a hospital setting.
  • Experience in handling prescriptions
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensed Registered Pharmacist Technician in the state of Illinois.
  • Knowledge of Meditech computer software is a plus.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Dental Medical Educator

Job Description:

The Continuing Dental Education Program (CDE) Coordinator works in concert with the Director to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of CDE activities.  Although the CDE Coordinator’s responsibilities might vary, general functions as they relate to formal CDE listed in the duties & responsibilities found in this job description.  Hours:  Part-Time – Days

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Seek and maintain accreditation with commendation, establishing new and updated policies, procedures, and practices as needed to maintain such.
  • Coordinate the overall educational program for the CDE office and maintain the office’s vision and strategic plan.
  • Conduct needs assessments and gap analyses, apply principles of adult education to CDE design and develop educational outcome measurement tools and processes to assist organization in delivering the best quality courses.
  • Develop in-service training for staff, dentists, and key planners.
  • Prepare and submit budget for the program while maintaining CDE as a profit center through existing as well as new innovative funding mechanisms.
  • Provide expertise and recommendations in the design of innovative educational programs.
  • Proactively promote the value of CDE department’s contribution to achieving quality improvement and hospital system goals and priorities.
  • Research, design, and administer surveys of all attendees, stakeholders, and collect, maintain, and analyze related data.
  • Assist in clinical data collection:  research, design, administer and analyze patient surveys and monitor clinical outcomes of the dental center.
  • Assist and/or manage grant writing processes for the dental center and continuing education program.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Public Health Administration, Business Administration or related field or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.  Bachelor’s Degree may be acceptable if the candidate’s CME/CDE experience is of the extent and quality necessary to fulfill the position’s duties and responsibilities.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience with multiple clinics/programs. Knowledge of Microsoft software products.

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EEG Technician

Job Description:

The EEG Technician operates specialized equipment which measures and records electrical activity of the brain, peripheral nervous system, and spinal cord.  S/he assists in the analysis and diagnosis of disorders in the brain and nervous system such as brain deaths, sleep disorders, stokes, and epilepsy. Hours:  On-Call.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the daily operation of the EEG department and scheduling and performance of all EEG procedures.
  • Prepare patients for testing by attaching monitoring devices and explaining test procedures.
  • Set-up and calibrate necessary equipment.
  • Review patient’s records and interview patients to obtain additional information.
  • Operate various non-invasive monitoring devices.
  • Perform all instrument computer functions necessary to maintain EEG back-up records.
  • Record observations and analyzes test data to ensure appropriate data is collected.  Make necessary adjustments as required.
  • Work with neurology physician to make sure procedures are performed, results interpreted, and reports available to physicians in a timely manner.
  • Maintain equipment, ensure room is clean, troubleshoot malfunctions, and perform minor repairs.
  • Train new EEG Technicians for vacation/sick coverage.
  • Ensure department is properly stocked with supplies and linens.
  • Monitor validity and accuracy of test results obtained.
  • Evaluate new products and instrumentation and make recommendations for purchases.
  • Check operative efficiency of equipment and instruments, taking corrective action as needed.
  • Review preventive maintenance records follow manufacturer’recommendations.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of training or direct experience with Electroencephalography (EEG) equipment.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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Social Worker ( LSW or LCSW)

Job Description:

This position provides quality services to patients through coordination of all discharge services; submission of reports of neglect and abuse to state regulatory agencies as mandated; coordination of meetings with families to ensure that all discharge needs are addressed; and patient follow-up of discharge plans after discharge. Hours:  On Call as needed rotating weekends and holidays.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform discharge planning assessments on all patients.
  • Provide Crisis Intervention for emergency room patients.
  • Complete a routine Assessment Evaluation within 24 hours of admission for all patients unless admitted over the weekend.
  • Assist with referrals to community agencies (Department of Human Services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers, Home Health Care, DCFS, food and shelter centers).
  • Participate with multiple disciplinary staffing for patient treatment plans.
  • Participate with family counseling by setting up meetings as indicated.
  • Document any communication with patient, family, physician, and ancillary providers in the medical record.
  • Attend department staff meetings.
  • Provide monthly statistics by the 10th of each month for the previous month, after reconciling with the case mix report from the Finance Department.
  • Attend in-services and training workshops.  Keep own record (in a bankers box) to provide to Director of Case Management Services.
  • Separate the high risk and new nursing home placements from all other return to the same facility documentation.
  • Complete DCFS or elder abuse referrals within one working day and follow-up routinely to obtain the DCFS plan of action.
  • Arrange transportation, outpatient referrals, rehabilitation, dialysis, and patient appointments.
  • Work closely with Clinical Case Management staff, community agencies, physicians, nursing staff, and business office to ensure prompt and accurate communication on discharge planning.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Worker
  • Current LCSW/LSW in the state of Illinois
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical social work experience in acute care setting.
  • Working knowledge of DSMIV-R
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Medical Laboratory Technologist (On-Call)

Job Description:

The Medical Laboratory Technician 1 (non-reg) routinely performs a wide range of clinical analysis in assigned sections of the laboratory by properly utilizing a variety of methodologies and instrumentation according to laboratory policies and procedures and in accordance with all regulatory agency requirements in order to provide results of the highest level of quality for physicians and their patients. Hours:  1st and 3rd shift. Required to work every other weekend.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Medical Technologist – Microbiology

Perform routine microbiology procedures including specimen processing, gram stains, and bacterial identification and susceptibility testing.

Medical Technologist – Generalist

Perform routine laboratory procedures with experience in hematology, blood bank, and chemistry.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in biology, Medical Technology or related field required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • MT (ASCP) or MLT (ASCP) certification required.
  • 5 years of hematology experience including cell morphology and body fluids required.
  • 2 years of clinical experience as a medical technologist in a health care setting.
  • Meditech LIS computer experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge and ability to use laboratory/hospital information system.
  • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory equipment.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Mental Health Worker

Job Description:

:The Mental Health Worker completes delegated aspects of the patient admission/transfer and/or discharge process. S/he observes patient behaviors, symptoms, and problems and reports findings. The Mental Health Worker completes and maintains patient records; assures environment is safe and sanitary; and assists in medical and psychiatric emergencies. S/he provides direct patient care including: assisting with ADLs, 1:1 observation, escorting patients on/off unit, taking vital signs, and assisting in milieu management. The Crisis Worker also obtains intake information needed to facilitate disposition of patients requiring a higher level of care. Hours:  On-Call

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the mental health field required.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Patient Care Technician

Job Description:
Perform various direct patient care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.  Collect and assist with blood specimens, weighing, bathing, toileting and feeding.  Assists medical staff with admissions, transfers, discharges, pre-operative and post-operative care and stocking of supplies. Department: Emergency Room.  Hours: FT – 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift.

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, etc.  Report any abnormal findings to the Charge Nurse.  Record the findings in the Patient Care Record.
  • Perform basic care as instructed by the Registered Nurse.  Such duties include:  weigh and measure patient; give enemas; apply vaginal pads; test urine for sugar and acetones; provide Foley catheter care; assist with postmortem care; and other basic nursing procedures as assigned.
  • Document on the Intake/Output sheet all intake and output for the shift including gomco suction, hemovac, and Foley output.
  • Perform routine and stat venipuncture (age specific).
  • Collect and assist with the collection of urine, sputum, and stool.  Label all specimens for the laboratory and clock-in the time on the lab slip and place them in the appropriate area.  Deliver samples within 15 minutes if stat venipuncture.
  • Perform EKGs by placing leads on the patient in the proper manner; operating the EKG equipment in a safe manner; and clean the equipment when the assignment is complete.
  • Consistently apply and adhere to isolation procedures and techniques.
  • Bath, dress and assist patients in oral hygiene, along with providing proper hygiene and skin care.
  • Provide clean linen, when appropriate.  Make unoccupied, occupied, and post-anesthetic beds.
  • Collect and bag soiled linen and discard appropriately.
  • Provide patients with clean bedpans/urinals.  Empty bedpans/urinals as needed.
  • Assist patients in and out of bed for purposes such as the bathroom; to sit in chair; or to walk around.
  • Ensure patients receive their dietary trays and set-up trays for the patients. Assist and/or feed patients, as needed. Pick-up all dietary trays not picked up by Food & Nutritional Staff.
  • Document on the Patient Care Record and issues with the patient’s appetite. Inform the Registered Nurse of patient’s appetites.
  • Assist with the positioning and re-positioning of patients as instructed by the Registered Nurse demonstrating the importance of correct positioning and body alignment while utilizing comfort devices.
  • Ensure patient beds are in the low position and locked at all times. Ensure that side rails are up at all times. Ensure patients are properly secured when transferring to or from a bed, wheelchair, or stretcher.
  • Clean equipment prior to returning to Central Supply.
  • Clean equipment on the unit as assigned (medicine carts, water carts, stretchers, and desk areas).
  • Pick-up supplies daily. Restock and put away properly supplies for the nursing unit.
  • Assist with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients.
  • When transferring patients, collect the patient’s personal belongings; assist patient to wheelchair or stretcher; and orientate patient to new surroundings.
  • Transport patients to and from other departments.
  • Answer nurse call system promptly and provide prompt appropriate response to patient requests 100% of the time.  Notify nurse immediately if need professional nurse intervention.
  • Make frequent rounds to check on patients.
  • Input data into computer system to generate reports.
  • Participate in the appropriate exchange of information utilizing the computer system provided.
  • Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients.
  • Report discharge planning needs to nurse.
  • Assist with preparation of deceased patients and transport to morgue.
  • Participate in department or unit quality improvement activities.
  • Advocate and support unit, hospital, and nursing activities.
  • Achieve and maintain competency in skills and comply with policies associated with the skills inventory.
  • Maintain personal education record.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be certified Phlebotomist and CNA.
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in a hospital setting required.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.

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Registered Nurse (Mental Health, ICU, Telemetry, OB/Nursery, Surgery, ER, Med/ Surg)

Job Description:
Evaluates, plans, implements, and documents nursing care for an assigned patient population.  Assists physicians during examinations and procedures.  Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of a registered nurse.  Promotes patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patient and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills. Hours:  FT and PT – 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift.

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide the initial individualized patient care based on standards of nursing care for patients through a written nursing care plan.
  • Assess each patient on admission and on an on-going basis to determine patient needs.
  • Note normal vs. abnormal data to recognize life threatening factors; biophysical needs and the patient’s ability to participate in his/her care; psychological, spiritual, and environmental needs; and risk and/or safety factors, limitations, and capabilities.
  • Follow policy related to patients in restraints.
  • Teach and learn needs in relation to the patient’s health status in anticipation of discharge.
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
  • Prepare equipment and aid physicians during treatment and examination of patients.
  • Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients.
  • Observe patients and record significant conditions and reactions.  Notify supervisor or physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatment, and significant incidents.
  • Take temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal readings and assess the condition of the patient.
  • Have 1:1 sessions with assigned patients and document meeting.
  • Follow policy related to narcotic count.
  • Respond to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, polices, procedures, and protocol. Remain calm and resourceful during crisis and emergency situations.
  • Document nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.
  • Initiate a patient education plan, as prescribed by the physician and/or hospital policy, considering the individualized needs of the patient, including patient and family instructions.
  • Develop an individualized written plan of care as a measure of organizing patient care and as a communication tool.
  • Identify measurable goals, share plan of care and goals with the patient, family members, and staff.
  • Update and maintain the written plan of care via written instructions identifying nursing interventions required.
  • Incorporate available services which are required to meet individual needs of the patient.
  • Carry out physicians’ orders; make appropriate assignments and follow-up; set priorities; and perform basic nursing skills.
  • Perform advanced nursing skills based on competency in practice determined by the skills inventory.
  • Give shift reports.

Qualifications:

  • Requires an associate’s degree and/or graduated from a nursing school and a current RN licensure from the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulations or valid temporary permit to practice nursing in the State of Illinois.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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RN /UR- Clinical Case Manager

Job Description:

The Clinical Case Manager provides admission and concurrent review of inpatient services and 23-hour Observation stays in accordance with procedures set forth in the hospital’s Utilization Review Plan.  S/he provides basic discharge planning for patients and their significant others; assess patient needs; and work with the Social Worker to make appropriate referrals to community agencies.  The Clinical Case Manager ensures that patients make a smooth transition to appropriate levels of care.  S/he identifies potential quality concerns and refers to the appropriate medical staff for intervention. FT – Days, Rotating Weekends as needed

EOE
“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform admission review for inpatient stays and 23-Hour Observation utilizing InterQual Criteria and assigning an initial LOS, if case meets criteria.
  • Provide third party payers the necessary information to secure hospital reimbursement and timely transfer needs.
  • Collaborate with the physician advisor regarding all cases that do not meet criteria for Severity of Illness and Intensity of Service.
  • Collect and record medical and other data needed to document a current review in HIS and/or CareEnhance.
  • Obtain patient information in order to assess the needs of the patient and ensure a safe, timely, and cost-effective discharge.
  • Work in collaboration with the members of the Care Management Team (including family members) in order to identify and plan the patient’s treatment including discharge.
  • Implement and coordinate the treatment plan through communication and available resources to promote quality and cost-effective outcomes.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment rendered and offer literature-based alternatives, as needed.
  • Identify potential quality issues and presents material to appropriate medical staff and/or advise Director of Case Management Services to send case information to the Utilization Review Committee for recommendation of action.
  • Identify areas of over or under utilization and referrals to the appropriate persons.
  • Assess patient needs based on age and individual development and shares information with the Discharge Planning Team.
  • Work with the Social Worker and attending physician to provide appropriate referrals for continuing care after hospitalization (i.e. home health services, durable medical equipment, and community support).
  • Identify needs for alternative care setting (i.e. nursing home, sub acute, psychiatric, intermediate care facility) to collaborate with the Social Worker to arrange placement in a timely manner.
  • Document all admissions and concurrent clinical information, as well as interventions, delays, and secondary review requests in the patient Care Enhance Manager utilization record.
  • Document all communication with third party payers on the Utilization Review Communication Sheet to ensure professional staff and physicians are informed about potential issues for approval of hospital stay and restrictions on referral Utilization to ensure continuity of care.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of patients for the extended care unit and complete the necessary paperwork, when indicated.
  • Assist the Utilization Review Committee by collecting and compiling data.
  • Prepare and complete statistical and narrative reports.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Illinois or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Illinois
  • Registered Nurse license in state of Illinois
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical utilization review experience in acute care setting.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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