Collective Bargaining Unit:SEIU Local 73Posting Salary:$18.48
:Health and Hospital Systems
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
LOCATION: JOHN H. STROGER, JR. HOSPITAL
High School Diploma or equivalent
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)
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, 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
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*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 bust 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 strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowinglyprejudicingoraffectinganytermoraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringuponorbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Cook County Health & Hospitals System is a public worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. Mission-driven. Patient-focused. Team-based. At CCHHS, nearly 6,000 dedicated professionals — working in every medical and surgical specialty — collaborate to provide health and hope and healing to people from all walks of life.Respect — Whether on the front lines of patient care or support...ing the efforts of your colleagues and co-workers, the work you do at Cook County Health and Hospitals System will help to save lives. You are a valued member of the team.Growth — At Cook County Health & Hospitals System you’re encouraged to build on your strengths and career goals.Diversity — County Health & Hospitals System actively seeks to bring together individuals with diverse thoughts, ideas and backgrounds and to promote an inclusive environment that will generate innovation, greater job satisfaction and, most importantly, continually improved patient care.