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

Manager, Patient Access


The Manager of Patient Access directs and coordinates functions and activities of all personnel responsible for the admission of patients.  S/he makes reservations for patients and arranges for admission of patients to the hospital.  S/he also determines privileges of physician making reservations according to type of accommodation desired.

The Manager of Patient Access records information that identifies physician and patient, insurance coverage, and surgical details, where relevant.  S/he coordinates admitting procedures with the activities of other departments and promotes adherence to Hospital policies and procedures.

The Manager of Patient Access refers admitting issues, according to the organizational structure of the Hospital, to appropriate parties.

This position is available  Full Time

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for efficient, effective and smooth administrative operations of the Patient Access Department.
  • Monitor subordinates productivity and quality of work on a monthly basis and develop and implement action plans as needed.
  • Responsible for leading the Patient Access and Front End Revenue Cycle staff including performance appraisals and disciplinary action.
  • Responsible for the development of new policies and procedures to ensure the smooth operation within the department and provide excellent patient care.
  • Routinely evaluate current policies to continually improve operations and maintain compliance with any regulatory entities. Ensure that all established policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.
  • Meet on a regular basis with the Director of Patient Financial Services to review and resolve issues.
  • Responsible for arranging Meditech and other utilized systems training of all relevant personnel regarding registration, insurance verification, and any other relevant applications ensuring that compliance and audit guidelines are followed..
  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring qualified candidates.
  • Monitor, review work and assess all staff members to ensure the highest quality of service is being provided.
  • Ensure high levels of performance, achievement of goals and quality results.
  • Evaluate performance of all personnel engaged in the admitting/registration responsibilities.
  • Prepare work schedules and in-service programs for staff.
  • Monitor and maintain Hospital morgue.
  • Ability to objectively appraise and analyze the qualifications and performance of others as well as the ability to plan and direct their activities.
  • Ability to judge the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances or problems.
  • Ability to lead a large group of subordinates while ensuring a high level of engagement and performance.
  • Knowledgeable of Medicare/Medicaid Guidelines, Joint Commission guidelines as it relates to registration/admitting.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Healthcare 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.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience with progressive supervisory experience in patient admission.

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Clerk I & II

The Clerk I & II positions is responsible for the administration of financial records of patients; copy/scan outpatient records; correspondence from legal inquires; and file lien(s).  This position is Full and Part Time.

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Verification of patient financial documents.  Receive, verify, and cross-reference financial documentation of patients daily.  Scan records as required.
  • Respond to legal inquires; develop information; and file liens as appropriate.
  • Distribute bills/claims to appropriate personnel.
  • Scan documentation into account.
  • Maintain any collection/follow-up information on the account, as required.
  • Maintain returned mail files and update accounts as necessary.
  • Pull rejection reports, distribute and notify appropriate staff of rejections for corrections.
  • Maintain remit code files in Meditech.
  • Work as back up cashier.
  • Assist in other areas.
  • Complete other tasks related to Patient Accounts as assigned.
  • 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 in the efficient, effective management of resources.
  • Support performance improvement and compliance.

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.

Minimum of one (1) year of clerical experience.

General knowledge in the operation of CRT/personal computer.

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Admitting 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  PartTime – 1st and 2nd shift

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.
    1. Have proper telephone etiquette.  Ability to handle heavy telephone communication between patients, nursing, and medical staff.
    2. Prepare death certificates.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, and mental development.

Minimum of one (1) year of admission registrar and medical terminology experience. ]ype 454 wpm and have a good working knowledge of computers.

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Accounts Payable Clerk

Meditech The Accounts Payable Clerk processes invoices submitted by vendors for payment according to appropriate Hospital policy and procedures. S/he ensures there is proper paperwork for support and documentation of invoices and verifies appropriate account is charged for expenditures. S/he prepares input form for computer generated checks and occasionally types manual checks for specific items.

This position is available  Full Time – 1st shift

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Match invoice with purchase order and verify documentation of receipt of items.
  • Process and batch invoices for input into the accounts payable system.
  • Schedule payments based on invoice and cash requirements.
  • Attach duplicate checks to original invoice for filing.
  • Reconcile vendor statements submitted to the Hospital.
  • Handle calls from vendors and provide necessary information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job function. Maintain acceptable attendance record and consistently report to work on time.
  • Maintain professional work ethic.
  • Perform in a calm and professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.
  • Maintain Hospital policies and procedures and state and federal requirements on HIPAA/confidentiality.
  • Manage workload efficiently and effectively.
  • Use channels of communication and lines of authority effectively.
  • Seek and achieve competency in new job related routines, procedures, and skills.
  • Attending in-services, educational programs, and staff meetings.
  • Be familiar with Emergency Preparedness and Safety manual.
  • Perform other related duties as may be deemed necessary for the effective and efficient function of the department.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 1 year experience in accounts payable, bookkeeping or other fiscal duties.

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Food Service Worker

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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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: Full Time- 1st shift and every other weekend as needed.

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 service and communication skills required.
  • Time Management and organizational skills required in order to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

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HEALTH RELATED POSITIONS

Quality Management Clinical Coordinator

The Quality Management Clinical Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of hospital-wide quality improvement initiatives.  S/he will assist with formulation of quality objectives and coordination of objectives to maximize quality outcomes, meet evidenced-based standards and minimize costs when applicable.

This position is Full-Time

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitor and evaluation hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program initiatives with focus on process improvement implementation.

Plan, develop, and implement QI software systems to support the QI program.

Monitor process/outcome quality assessment studies that are pertinent to the Quality Improvement program.

Conduct ongoing monitoring and collection of data for inclusion in the Quality Improvement reports.

Compile reports and present findings to the appropriate medical staff, departments, or hospital committees.

Utilize various computer systems for tracking and trending.

Complete various statistical reports and create supporting graphical diagrams, as needed.

Provide support services to departments and providers needing assistance in developing Quality Improvement studies.

Review clinical records and perform department/unit quality and safety surveys.

Assist management in preparation for and during any regulatory surveys.

Promote hospital approach of “Continuous Survey Readiness”.

Educate staff regarding quality improvement processes, activities, and patient safety.

Maintain compliance with JCAHO standards.

Develop and implement methods and procedures for monitoring work activities in order to keep management informed of current overall quality status including identified improvement opportunities.

Keep informed of current professional standards and represent hospital at various external organization meetings.

Conduct Risk Management assessment, as needed.

Development of Clinical Protocols and order sets.

Develop and maintain Quality Measures Dashboard.

Managerial Duties:

Assign daily work assignment.

Monitor Quality Analyst’s productivity.

Develop/modify staffing schedule, as needed.

Perform disciplinary actions to staff, as needed.

Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited Health Information Management program, Nursing program, or related Allied Health Degree program, or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.

Minimum of two (2) years of clinical or hospital experience

Proficiency using word processing, spreadsheet and database development for data abstraction.

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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.

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 software 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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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 (LCSW or SW)

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:  Full time -Days

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 Full Time

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:  Full Time

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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Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Description:
Perform various direct patient care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.  Weighing, bathing, toileting and feeding.  Assists medical staff with admissions, transfers, discharges, pre-operative and post-operative care and stocking of supplies. Hours: FT – 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.
  • 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 CNA.
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience is 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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Registered Pharmacist

The Registereed Staff Pharmacist fills orders for parenteral medication when needed; monitors patient drug therapies; and provides drug information.  S/he compounds and dispenses prescribed drugs in a healthcare facility environment.  The Staff Pharmacist is responsible for transferring prescription; handling incoming physician calls; logging data into the computer; and drug utilization review.  S/he supervises and directs Pharmacy Apprentices. In the Absence of the Director of Pharmacy, a Staff Pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the Director of Pharmacy.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology or related field or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.

Registered Pharmacist in the state of Illinois.

Desirable Education:

Master’s degree in Pharmacology or related field.

Required Experience:

A minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Registered Pharmacist in a hospital. Experience in unit-dose, IVs, hyperalimentation, and chemotherapy. Experience with Meditech and Microsoft Office computer programs.

 

The following skills are necessary in order to perform the duties in the manner required: higher level of comprehension, skills, and ability, as well as continued learning is expected with increasing length of job experience.

Special Skills

  • Knowledge and/or ability to use pharmacy/hospital information system
  • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional pharmacy equipment.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to meet pharmaceutical needs of patients of all age groups: neonatal through geriatric.Language Skills:
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to read and evaluate internal and external documents (i.e. medical literature) as pertains to job function.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from subordinates co-workers, supervisors, and/or management.

Mathematical/Analytical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts through addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentage.
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-tas
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to be self-directing and organized.
  • Ability to reason objectively.
  • Ability to document concisely, accurately and timely.
  • Ability to handle a variety of duties that may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.
  • Possess a reasonable tolerance for stressful situations.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with subordinates, co-workers, executives, other departments, vendors, and outside regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to enlist the cooperation of others.
  • Ability to constructively supervise others.
  • Provide courteous, cooperative service to healthcare professionals.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Prepare and dispense medication orders per physician’s request according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
  2. Compound and dispense pharmaceuticals including sterile chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
  3. Ensure safe, appropriate cost effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
  4. Monitor drug therapy regimens for contra-indications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, and appropriateness of drug and use.
  5. Detect and report suspected ADRs accurately and in a timely manner.
  6. Sustain formulary by minimizing non-formulary drugs, using therapeutic substitution and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  7. Suggest appropriate, cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff.
  8. Provide accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to professional staff and patients and their families (if needed).
  9. Participate in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
  10. Collect data; conduct quality monitors and inspections; and maintain logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
  11. Contribute to quality and effective operation of the department.
  12. Supervise and direct Pharmacy Apprentices.
  13. Verify the daily activities of Pharmacy Apprentices.
  14. Participate in the performance appraisal of Pharmacy Apprentices.
  15. Ensure that pharmacy services are performed in a timely manner.
  16. Make sure all open jobs are completed before the end of shift. If necessary, stay until current tasks are completed.
  17. Implement the treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes, and critical pathways as approved by P&T and other committees.
  18. Facilitate the identification, resolution, implementation, and communication of cost effective medication use issues in collaboration with the medical staff.
  19. Review the use of targeted medications for compliance with current pharmacoeconomic programs.
  20. Provide consultation and clarification to practioners. Suggest appropriate cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
  21. Provide education and information on pharmaceutical care and drug therapy.
  22. Contribute to quality and effective operations of the Pharmacy Department.
  23. Attend and conduct pharmacy staff meetings

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Pharmacist Technician IV

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.
  • Experience in IV ad mixture, hyper alimentation and chemotherapy.  Must be able to work nights.”

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EKG Technician

Job Description:

The EKG Technician assumes the responsibility of electrocardiograms, stress tests, Holter monitoring, arterial blood gas analysis, and other related studies. S/he operates specialized equipment which measures and records cardio activity of the heart. S/he passes the results of the test(s) to the clinician.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform electrocardiograms in accordance with department procedures to regulatory, department and hospital policies and procedures while in accordance with safety programs.
  • Perform treadmill, thallium, and Persantine stress test.
  • Conduct Holter monitor set-up and pacemaker evaluation in accordance with department procedure running rhythm strip during pacemaker procedure in x-ray with physician in charge.
  • Perform all related clerical duties such as typing, filing, copying, batching EKGs and stress test, answering phones, and sending pre-op documents over fax machine to cardiologist.
  • Place interpreted and uninterrupted graphs in patient’s chart (pre-op, stats, and ICU/IMC).
  • Assist with respiratory practitioners in cardiac arrest calls (code blue).
  • Assist with training of students and other hospital staff with regards to EKG policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the daily operation of the EKG department and scheduling and performance of all EKG 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 EKG back-up records.
  • Record observations and analyzes test data to ensure appropriate data is collected. Make necessary adjustments as required.
  • Work with cardiologist 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’s recommendations.
  • Attend regularly appropriate meetings.
  • Attend various training and workshops appropriate for the acquisition of the necessary skills and information to either enhance or develop skills.
  • Document incident reports and complaints.
  • Follow safety regulations to ensure patients and staff have maximum protection from hazardous effects of materials used in the department.
  • Follow safety policies, procedures and standards.
  • Responsible for maintenance of existing equipment.
  • Monitor the cleanliness and organization of the department

    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.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ of on-the-job training under the supervision of a Board Certified Cardiologist.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ of experience with Echocardiographic (EKG) equipment.

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Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner

Job Description:

The Registered Respiratory Therapist provides and promotes the delivery of cardio-respiratory patient care services in accordance with the AARC (American Association of Respiratory Care) clinical practice guidelines and the medical staff guidelines. S/he evaluates the effectiveness of aerosol and broncodilation therapies, the appropriateness of therapies ordered. The Registered Respiratory Therapist monitors and evaluates patients with more complex conditions, patients on mechanical ventilation and conducts an analysis of the procurement of arterial blood gases. S/he reads orders prepared by physician and administers treatments such as oxygen therapy, CPT, postural drainage, breathing exercise, aerosol therapy and pulmonary function testing, while maintaining documentation of care, treatments, and test. The Registered Respiratory Therapist has advance knowledge therefore is identified as the clinical expert who can accept and write orders given by a physician.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to monitor and evaluate patients with more complex conditions.
  • Ability to accept and write verbal orders given by a physician.
  • Administer all respiratory therapeutics according to regulatory, department and hospital policies and procedures while in accordance with safety programs.
  • Perform assessment of the patient determining needs related to the frequency and duration of the treatment regime ordered by the physician.
  • Maintains accurate medical records.
  • Carries out physicians’ orders and directions as given.
  • Confer with physician to develop respiratory patient care plan.
  • Properly perform all aspects of respiratory including pulmonary procedure and EKG studies.
  • Properly set up and maintain ventilators, change parameters of patients on ventilators as ordered by the pulmonologist, follow ventilator weaning protocol.
  • Perform spontaneous parameters on all ventilator patients daily
  • Report to all cardiac arrest calls, responsible with airway management and assist with cardiac compression
  • Properly understand blood gas studies in relation with pulmonary function and long term ventilation.
  • Provide education to asthma and COPD patients to assist in self-care monitoring and prevention.
  • Assist in cardiopulmonary department and hospital quality improvement programs.
  • Assist with training of other department staff and students.
  • Participate in in-service training program of nursing and medical students.
  • Assume other duties that may be deemed necessary for the operation of Respiratory Care department.
  • Report adverse reaction to the physician, nurse and respiratory supervisor and or charge therapist.
  • Responsible for acquiring continuing education credits every 2 years to maintain Illinois Respiratory State License.
  • Check for ordering supplies on Monday.
  • Check ABG Machines at the beginning and end of shift to assure that equipment is working and functioning according to Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologist standards and Guidelines.
  • Complete a walk through department to checked and make sure that all discontinued equipment has been cleaned and reset up according to standards:

Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or a certificate from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.
  • License Respiratory Therapist by the state of Illinois.
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
  • Minimum two(2) years experience within the field of Respiratory Care

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Medical Assistant (Adult Mobile Unit)

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a nurse, healthcare provider, and/or physician. S/he interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e. pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height) and records information on patient’s chart. The Medical Assistant may need to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. S/he prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients, answers phones, schedules appointments, and general office duties. Hours Part-Time

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as receptionist and receive and direct patients, answer telephones, screen calls, and relay messages to appropriate physicians.
  • Perform other clerical duties as assigned.
  • Consistently demonstrate courtesy when answering telephones.
  • Order, receive, store, and maintain office supplies at appropriate level.
  • Interview new patients and collect data of patient’s history and record in medical record.
  • Schedule patient appointments.
  • Assist in scheduling patients for surgical procedures.
  • Weigh patients and record in medical records.
  • Triage patients and take vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, etc. Report any abnormal findings to the Physician. Record the findings in the Patient Care Record.
  • Perform waived test (urine dipstick) after competency completed.
  • 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.
  • Determine the gestational age/EDC using the Matria wheel.
  • Assist in maintaining clean, neat exam rooms and ensure the room is stocked with appropriate supplies.
  • Assist physician with procedures by providing needed supplies.
  • Provide privacy and emotional support for the patient.
  • Assist with preparation/set-up for colposcopy procedures and circumcisions.
  • Administer injections under the supervision of the physician.
  • Assemble new charts for first visit patients.
  • Insert reports and test results in the medical record in a timely manner for review by the physician.
  • Document test results on the ACOG form in the medical record.
  • Forward copies of prenatal records to desired and appropriate hospital at 36 weeks.
  • Use the ECARE/thin on-line computer program for insurance verification.
  • Consistently apply and adhere to isolation procedures and techniques.
  • Collect and bag soiled linen and discard appropriately.
  • Assist patients in exam room for purposes such as the bathroom; to sit in chair; or to walk around.
  • Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients.
  • 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 or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.
  • Completion of an approved Medical Assistant Program. Must be a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant.
  • Satisfactorily complete an on-the-job training program within three (3) months of employment.

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Job Description:

The Adjunctive Therapist plans and conducts individualized therapy programs to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities.  S/he teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities.  The Adjunctive Therapist studies, evaluates, and records patients’ activities and progress. Hours- Full Time

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete intake assignment on newly admitted patients.
  • Complete patient evaluation and assessment.
  • Initiate and implement a written treatment plan individualized to the needs of each patient within 7 days after admission.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and update individualized patient treatment plans and set new goals for patients as needed.
  • Tailor Activity Therapy programs to the specific age and population served by the unit (age 18 to end of life).
  • Coordinate and act as a facilitator for the expressive therapy group.
  • Provide a variety of special events/activities relative to patient and unit/program needs.  Activities include, but are not limited to, dance, group singing, cards, writing skills, bingo, holiday parties, arts and crafts, and gardening.
  • Coordinate, organize, and provide recreational group and special events.
  • Facilitate group psychotherapy.
  • Provide individual counseling for patients in his/her caseload.
  • Develop weekly activity calendars for Expressive Group Therapy/Psycho-Educational Groups/Recreational Therapy.
  • Lead Psycho-Educational groups.
  • Participate in Patient Care conferences with physician, patient, family members, and other staff and give input and update of patient’s progress and response to treatment.
  •  Document appropriately in the medical record to meet legal parameters using the D.A.R.P. format.
  • Complete and maintain all necessary documents appropriately to meet legal parameters using the D.A.R.P. format.
  • Organize and maintain the unit’s bulletin boards.
  • Facilitate daily goals and wrap-up groups.
  • Assess each patient on a daily basis to determine whether it is safe for the patient to return to community living.
  • Establish effective interpersonal relationships with patients and family members.
  • Communicate pertinent information regarding patients by documenting in the Program Log in order to keep the Nurse Manager, case worker, and other staff informed regarding patient care issues and changes in behavior.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, as scheduled and needed.
  • Maintain personal education record and skills inventory.
  • Assist with orientation of staff to unit.
  • Maintain appropriate supply inventories and use approved requisition and ordering procedures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate usage of supplies and equipment.
  • Demonstrate a consistent level of performance through carrying out routine aspects of the position reliably without supervision.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in therapy specialty or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.

  • Occupational Therapist – Bachelor’s degree in Occupational therapy with six (6) months of a clinical internship.  Registered Occupational Therapist (CO) in the state of Illinois.
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant – Completion of an accredited Occupational Therapist Assistant program.  Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) in the state of Illinois.
  • Art Therapist – Master’s degree in an accredited Art Therapy program.  Completion of 600 hours of supervised practicum.
  • Dance Therapist – Master’s degree in an accredited Dance Therapy program.  Completion of 700 hours of supervised practicum.
  • Music Therapist – Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Music Therapy program.  Completion of six (6) months of supervised clinical internship.
  • Recreational Therapist – Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Recreation Therapy program.  Completion of six (6) months of supervised clinical internship.
  • Physical Education Instructor – Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Physical Education or Adaptive Physical Education program.  Completion of field work or student teaching requirements.
  • Completion of internship or field work.

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