University of Chicago
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago is a dynamic and stimulating place to work. We strive for the highest level of complex care for children from diagnosis and treatment; provide outstanding education and training for students, postgraduate scholars, and physicians; and nurture the research of Department scholars who seek to elucidate the causes of pediatric disease and identify promising new therapies. In addition to our provision of clinical care at UChicago Medicine (UCM) Comer Children’s Hospital and at our regional sites, we are currently expanding our clinical care across Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana in collaboration with our partners in the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA; Advocate Children’s Hospital, and NorthShore University Health System). CCHA has responsibility for the care of almost one million children. The Department has six ambulatory sites and three inpatient sites of care across the region with the goal of providing care ‘close to home’ whenever feasible.
About the Department
Our mission is to improve the health of every child entrusted to us, in an inclusive environment that is committed to family-centered care, clinical excellence, impactful scholarship, effective disease prevention, and advocacy for the appropriate care of every child. We are especially committed to the children on the South Side of Chicago and to altering the inequities in healthcare.
This position will provide clinical support at the Department of Pediatrics’ Flossmoor Primary Care Pediatrics Clinic. This is an outpatient clinical office setting serving children aged 0-21 years. There are currently three pediatricians seeing patients for a wide range of services ranging from immediate/sick care needs to routine well health and immunization services. We are planning on hiring an additional provider to help with the high volume of patients seen in this office.
This position will provide day-to-day support in a primary care pediatric office. The appointee will assist providers in procedures, triage/rooming of sick children, basic point of care testing and patient education as well as routine well health screenings including hearing and vision assessment and immunization services.
Know and practice the University of Chicago’s Mission, Vision, and Values, and Patient Centered Care Definition and Principles.
Perform any or all duties involving direct patient care as assigned by the registered nurse or physician and within the scope of the Nursing policies and procedures.
Appropriately implement and document patient and family education as delegated by the RN or physician.
Obtain and record vital signs.
Perform Point of Care (POC) tests, specific to the patient population.
Document all aspects of patient care.
Assist with collection of specimens. Perform labeling and logging of specimens in compliance with clinical standards.
Collect and document vitals and chief complaint.
Obtain current Medications.
POC testing in clinic.
Assist with basic procedures in clinic.
Stock and clean exam rooms.
Obtain medical records/results as needed.
Hearing and vision screenings.
Supply inventory ordering/management.
Completion of forms as needed.
Assists in performing a range of patient care processes and procedures, such as preparing patients’ charts measuring and recording patient vital signs, and assisting patients on/off stretchers, wheelchairs, and/or exam tables.
Works within defined processes and appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychological, and developmental needs of the patient.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
High School Diploma.
Licenses and Certifications:
Medical Assistant Certification.
Considerable skill in communicating verbally, in determining priorities and in organizing work; ability to maintain an organized, alphabetized filing system.
General working knowledge of PC. Excel, Microsoft Word for windows, OASIS and EPIC.
Immunization administration experience.
Ability to handle stress in a fast-paced environment.
Considerable skill in handling sensitive public contacts with discretion, tact and courtesy when dealing with patients, coworkers, and physicians.
Physical ability to perform stocking, lifting, and transporting supplies and instruments.
Outpatient clinic setting.
Ability to stand for an extended period of time.
Ability to sit for an extended period of time.
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
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