Collective Bargaining Unit:SEIU Local 73Posting Salary:POSTING SALARY $51.481
:Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Cermak Health Services, 2800 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
DEPARTMENT: Correctional/Mental Health Services
SHIFT: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Applicants may apply for this position online or submit a resume/ CV to the following email address: CermakRecruit@cookcountyhhs.org. When submitting a resume/CV by email, you must include the job title and posting number in the subject line of your email. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.
To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. Please refer to Veteran Preference document requirements listed on the bottom of this posting.
JOB SUMMARYSEIU 73 MEMBERS
The Cermak Health Care of Cook County (CERMAK) provides healthcare to the detainees at the Cook County Department of Corrections. Under the direction of a licensed physician, the Physician Assistant will primarily perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are deemed appropriate to the normal scope and characteristics of the supervising physician and in compliance with the Illinois Physician Assistant Practice Act. May perform other job related duties as assigned.
* Assess referred patients in the clinical setting * Conducts patient's health needs assessments * Obtains comprehensive and/or problem focused history and performs detailed physical examinations to determine accurate diagnosis * Orders appropriate diagnostic tests or lab work necessary, i.e. x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), complete blood count (CBC), etc. * Formulates a treatment plan and meets with patient/family/provider to inform them of a bio psychosocial management plan * Identifies and communicates with supervisor any patient care issues; offers research guided recommendations for improvement initiatives if applicable - * Develops and implements patient management plans in providing continuity of care * Performs procedures, treatments, and other subspecialty dependent modalities within the scope of the collaborating physician to improve patient outcomes * Adheres to quality and patient safety standards set forth by CCH. Participates in necessary peer review and quality assurance activities * Adheres to infection control policies and protocols, i.e. hand hygiene * Prescribes and dispenses medications utilizing best practices * Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements. * Maintains professional licensing requirements and technical knowledge through continued educational programs and workshops supporting emerging healthcare trends
Must be graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program OR have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment, required. (if already obtained, must provide proof at time of interview)
Must possess a valid Physician Assistant license in the State of Illinois OR have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment, required.(If already obtained, must provide proof at time of interview)
Must be Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), required.(Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must possess a valid Illinois Controlled Substances License (ILCS) OR the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment, required(If already obtained, must provide proof at time of interview)
Valid licensure with the Federal DEA ) OR the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment, required. (If already obtained, must provide proof at time of interview)
Valid Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification, preferred.
Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
* Knowledge of proper hand hygiene and hand washing techniques * Knowledge of infectious control policies and procedures * Thorough knowledge of Physician Assistant practices and principles and the ability to apply them in a clinical setting. * Excellent Physician Assistant clinical and technical skills * Knowledge and skill to perform mathematical accuracy in measuring and dispensing medication * 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 * Strong customer service and empathy skills * Demonstrates good computer and typing skills * Demonstrate good phone and email etiquette skills with strong response times * Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills * Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision * Ability to effectively communicate while maintaining HIPPA for PHI * Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment * Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices * Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged * Ability to function autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team * Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction) * Ability to tolerate exposure to unpleasant noise, odor and temperature
Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois PA license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate's start date.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing.Please note:If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date.Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status.Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’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.
CCH 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, CCH 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.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER