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Friend Family Health Center is always seeking skilled and caring individuals committed to furthering our mission. We strongly believe in investing in our employees and take pride in the challenging and rewarding employment environment we have to offer.

Whether you have many years of experience or are just starting your career, have many opportunities available at our facilities. Below are the job postings for current openings. If you are interested in applying for any of the positions listed below please complete the application and upload your resume and other relevant documents where indicated.

Please forward any questions to:

FFHCrecruitment@bsd.uchicago.edu

FFHC does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy status, status as a medical marijuana recipient, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

CERTIFIED/REGISTERED MEDICAL ASSISTANT - Chicago, Illinois

Must be a Certified or Registered Medical Assistant.  Only Certified or Registered Medical Assistants will be considered.

Friend Family Health Center, a non-profit organization proudly serving the Southeast and Southwest sides of Chicago, IL. We are a family of five neighborhood clinics that provide high quality, comprehensive and affordable medical care.   *Seeking a Medical Assistant (location Varies)  

Position Summary Under broad supervision, assist the practitioner, RN, or LPN in the examination, treatment, and care of patients in the assigned clinical area. Performs clinical or administrative duties involving direct patient care as assigned by the clinic nurse or physician and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Experience & Training Minimum of 1 year clinical experience. Requires basic ability to use word-processing software. Internal contacts with physicians and nurses; external contacts with patients and their families where respect, courtesy, and a patient-centered service orientation are important.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
Clinical Duties: Retrieves outstanding referrals, labs, consultation reports and immunization records Retrieves outstanding referrals, labs, consultation reports and immunization records before the patient visit. Obtains and records complete set of vital signs. Notifies provider of any urgent values immediately. Takes complete patient, social behavioral, and medication history. Assists the nurse and/or physician with patient examinations and diagnostic procedures. Assists with collection, labeling, and logging of specimens, including laboratory specimens. Performs routine procedures such as EKGs, audiometers, and venipuncture. Performs waived laboratory testing as directed such as dipstick urinalysis, pregnancy  

MEDICAL ASSISTANT Is a Full-time Position In the Collective Bargaining Unit:  Local 743, Teamsters  

TO APPLY Submit resume/curriculum vitae via e-mail to:
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: Friend Family Health Center, c/o Human Resources, FA-204, 800 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615

E-MAIL: FFHCrecruitment@bsd.uchicago.edu
Electronic versions of resumes/CVs must be submitted as a Word document or a PDF document. Please ensure that the following information is included with your resume: The position for which you are applying (in the subject line of the e-mail). Friend Family Health Center, Inc. prohibit discrimination against applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.
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PHYSICIAN - FAMILY PRACTICE (BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH) - Chicago, Illinois

Physician – Family Practice (Spanish Speaking a Plus)

Friend Family Health Center (FFHC) operates a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) offering a wide range of health and social services at five sites, over 16 communities, on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. The service areas are designated as both a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and a Medically Underserved Area (MUA). To improve the overall health of the communities we serve, we are seeking experienced, full-time Physicians with relevant work experience, credentialing and residency in the following specialty area: Physician – Family Practice.

We seek employees who support our mission and who actively contribute to our service-driven environment by enhancing the patient experience and improve productivity. We offer a collaborative environment with excellent benefits, wage/salary commensurate with experience and relevant work experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING)

• Treats a mixed patient population, across gender, age and ethnicity, as well as insured and un-insured patients.

• Examines patient to determine general physical condition. Performs physical examinations and preventive-health measures within prescribed guidelines.

• Participates in provider staff meetings to develop problem-solving techniques, and acquire team-building skills.
• Performs other duties as assigned or as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Working with underserved populations highly desired. Certification through the Drug Enforcement Agency and valid licensure in the State of Illinois required. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified.

Education: Completion of accredited Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program required. Board Certification or board – eligible in area of specialty (internists/pediatricians, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology) required. Family Practice specialty strongly preferred.

Other Skills: Must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Effective oral and written communication skills required with a model motivating personality toward patients, colleagues, Medical Assistants and other support staff. Experience with Electronic Health Records systems and keyboarding skills required, and must be able to work some evenings and Saturdays.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: Friend Family Health Center, c/o Human Resources, FA-204, 800 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615

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PHYSICIAN - INTERNAL MEDICINE - Chicago, Illinois

Friend Family Health Center (FFHC) operates a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) offering a wide range of health and social services at five sites, over 16 communities, on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. The service areas are designated as both a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and a Medically Underserved Area (MUA). To improve the overall health of the communities we serve, we are seeking experienced, full-time Physicians with relevant work experience, credentialing and residency in the following specialty area: Physician – Internal Medicine.

We seek employees who support our mission and who actively contribute to our service-driven environment by enhancing the patient experience and improve productivity. We offer a collaborative environment with excellent benefits, wage/salary commensurate with experience and relevant work experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING)

• Treats a mixed patient population, across gender, age and ethnicity, as well as insured and un-insured patients.

• Examines patient to determine general physical condition. Performs physical examinations and preventive-health measures within prescribed guidelines.

• Participates in provider staff meetings to develop problem-solving techniques, and acquire team-building skills.
• Performs other duties as assigned or as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Working with underserved populations highly desired. Certification through the Drug Enforcement Agency and valid licensure in the State of Illinois required. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified.

Education: Completion of accredited Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program required. Board Certification or board – eligible in area of specialty (internists/pediatricians, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology) required. Family Practice specialty strongly preferred.

Other Skills: Must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Effective oral and written communication skills required with a model motivating personality toward patients, colleagues, Medical Assistants and other support staff. Experience with Electronic Health Records systems and keyboarding skills required, and must be able to work some evenings and Saturdays.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: Friend Family Health Center, c/o Human Resources, FA-204, 800 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615

E-MAIL: FFHCrecruitment@bsd.uchicago.edu

Electronic versions of resumes/CVs must be submitted as a Word document or a PDF document. Please ensure that the following information is included with your resume: The position for which you are applying (in the subject line of the e-mail or in your cover letter), salary requirements and availability.
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NURSE MANAGER BILINGUAL ONLY - Chicago, Illinois

Nurse Manager

 

Position Summary

The Staff Nurse Manager is a professional nurse leader who provides guidance and direction to outpatient clinical staff, and is responsible for assuring that nursing care is provided in accordance with FFHC departmental policies and procedures, established standards of nursing care and practice, and as defined by the State of Illinois. To coordinate and ensure smooth and timely flow of services, appropriate nursing support coverage, and communicate appropriately with nurses, providers, patients, and staff.

 

Experience & Training

Five (5) years experience in a health care environment; preferably in an outpatient setting with supervisory experience.

Defines clinical personnel requirements and position competencies for the practice with the Director of Nursing.

Continuously monitors staffing levels and adjusts as appropriate to meet various clinical care and financial objectives.

Interviews, and orients clinical personnel. Objectively evaluates/documents performance of personnel and takes corrective action as appropriate. Assures that clinical staff provides patient care in accordance with clinical practice and Outpatient Clinic policies and procedure, established nursing standards of care and practice, and as defined by the state of Illinois. Coordinates clinical functions such as assessment, patient teaching, and medical record documentation. Coordinates overall patient flow process with clinic management.

 

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for effective and efficient nursing care. Ensures timely and high quality care is provided to patients by clinical support. Ensures patient care is delivered in a professional manner by all personnel. Become familiar with all the functions of the various areas requiring clinical support assistance. Records and investigates incident reports in the department pertaining to nursing care. Maintains inventory control of nursing supplies in designated areas. Regards safety of patients as a priority in performing duties. Administers medications as prescribed by physician. Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and initiates appropriate life support measures when necessary.

 

Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are within the scope of duties enumerated throughout.

 

Educational Requirements

 

Requires a Nursing Degree and current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Illinois

 

Spanish Required

 

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applications be given equal opportunity and that selection

decisions are based on job-related factors.

LPN-DESKTOP EXPERIENCE - Chicago, Illinois

LPN – Desktop Experience

 

 

 LPN  Position with desktop experience
This position would be responsible for managing patient centered care that is outcome directed. Patient centered care principles and professional nursing practice standards provide the foundation for the nurse to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care provided. The RN assumes the primary responsibility and accountability for all patient care personally provided and that which is provided by those directly under her/his supervision. Telephone and triage experience preferred.

Educational Requirements

Current Illinois LPN License. Graduate from a state approved course of study and successful completion of a pharmacology course. Requires the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate to all age groups. Knowledge and skills relating to use of computers required (training provided for specific FFHC systems).

 

Experience & Training  Four years in a health care environment; preferably in an outpatient or ambulatory care setting . Proficient with MS Office products, Power Point, and Excel. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Must have desktop experience.

General Description of Job Duties
Utilizes appropriate assessment skills to determine patient needs. Develops a plan of care for identified patient population. Utilizes care plan and /or clinical path to provide patient care. Delegates as appropriate based on patient needs and competencies of staff. Competently performs all patient care according to clinic and nursing practice standards. Prepares and administers medication/treatment according to the physician’s orders. Works collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members. Facilitates documentation of all of patient care delivered from admission to discharge according to clinical policies. Provide medical telephone and fast-track triage when needed. Provide coverage for staff members at off site locations. Provides cost-effective care by appropriate utilization of time, supplies and personnel. Evaluates patient care interventions and collaborates with all team members to make changes as necessary. Participates in patient care conferences and in-services. Assumes the responsibility to interact on a consistent basis with the patient and family providing coordination of the plan of care. Promotes, has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychosocial and developmental needs of the patients.
Respond to patient’s requests for medical appointments, prescription refills. Monitor, track, and/or maintain documentation for specified grants and/or governing agencies.

Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are within the scope of duties enumerated throughout.

Required experience:

At least four years of experience: 4 year