Job Posting: Feb 16, 2018, 6:13:01 PM Closing Date: Mar 3, 2018, 5:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:00 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:00 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: 18.850 HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: SENGSTACKE HEALTH CTR. ( 500 E. 51st St, Chicago, IL 60615)
SHIFT: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Under the direction of the Ophthalmologist and associated medical staff of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), the Ophthalmic Technician provides technical guidance and assistance to support the evaluation, treatment and management of patients receiving eye care. Uses comprehensive knowledge to train staff on how to handle and use equipment accurately. Acts as a liaison between the patient and Ophthalmologist with the ability to identify and respond to emergency situations in a professional manner. MULTIPLE POSITIONS
High School Diploma or equivalent (must provide proof at time of interview)
Current and valid certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) (must provide proof at time of interview)
Experience working with standard and surgical ophthalmic equipment and supplies
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
Previous experience as an Ophthalmic Technician
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County
Comprehensive knowledge of ophthalmic technician skills as outlined by JCAHPO
Knowledge of standard and surgical ophthalmic equipment and supplies in support of providing surgical assistance
Knowledge of procedures and regulations specific to the assessment and care of patients
Knowledge of sterile technique and infection control processes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.