• Occupational Medicine Clinical Assistant

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
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    Benefits Eligible
    Full-Time Regular
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  • Job Description

    Bring Your Passion to the Forefront: 
    Occupational Medicine Clinical Assistant


    Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, UChicago Medicine.  The Human Resources Department has an opening for an Occupational Medicine Clinical Assistant who will provide direct patient care services and clerical duties within the scope of the Nursing policies and procedures. 

    Job Summary 


    In this role, and under direct supervision of a nurse practitioner or physician, the Occupational Medicine Clinical Assistant will perform a wide variety of patient care services and clerical duties. The OM Clinical Assistant will be responsible for direct patient care, interact with clinicians, and utilize computer systems to access and update information.


    Essential functions/Responsibilities 

    • Performs any or all duties involving direct patient care as assigned by the nurse practitioner or physician within the scope of the Nursing policies and procedures
    • Responsible for urine drug screening, visual testing, phlebotomy, breathe alcohol testing, immunizations and PPD testing
    • Sets up examination room assists with procedures, and escorts patients as needed. Performs Morgan Lens eye irrigations under the direction of a clinician and spirometry testing
    • Performs other duties as requested by senior management 

    You'll thrive in this position if you: 

    • Demonstrate PRIDE Values – you actively demonstrate UCMC values in your work and relationships. You encourage others to model the behaviors and proactively identify gaps.
    • Create Value – you gathers insights into what creates value; promote ongoing evaluation of the patient and customer circumstances, expectations and needs. You determine the processes, systems and behaviors that directly impact how the patient and customer feel. You proactively improve, through one’s role, the patient and customer experience; consistently positions the value of UCMC so the patient and customer recommend us to their family, friends and community.
    • Make Thoughtful Decisions – you identify issues, problems and opportunities; proactively recognize the need for improvement. You work with others to develop a sense of common purpose; understand different perspectives on issues; gathers and examines information available. You generate alternatives - Create relevant options, including financial and resource implications, for addressing problems and opportunities. You select appropriate action - Formulate clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. You commit to implementation and work with a sense of urgency and a bias for action to implement the decision. 


    • High School Diploma or GED. Bilingual preferred
    • Two (2) years of health care experience preferred
    • Job specific skills include keyboarding at 35 wpm
    • Excellent and accurate computer skills for data entry, registration, and billing
    • Ability to make independent decisions and assume responsibility for the decisions
    • Possess a strong customer service orientation and a commitment to excellence and accuracy
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and multi-tasking environment
    • Ability to follow verbal and written directions, and respond appropriately to constructive feedback
    • Participates in a changing environment by being supportive and cooperative with changes at the clinic leave 


    • Completion of a certified program for medical assistants
    • CPR
    • Certification in breath alcohol testing, urine drug screening, and spirometry a plus 





    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront


    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs


    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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