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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.
The Physician Assistant (PA) in Breast Oncology provides exceptional care for patients with breast problems and breast cancer. Assists the supervising surgeon in the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of patients with breast problems and breast cancer. While this is primarily an outpatient population, some in-patient care/consultation assistance may be required. The PA will perform comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the supervision of the attending surgeon. The PA works as part of a multidisciplinary cancer care team to assist the surgeon in providing high quality, efficient, cost effective care across the care continuum.
The PA's primary area of practice will be within the Division of Breast Oncology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital. Responsibilities may include providing care to patients with breast conditions at other affiliates based on the needs of the division to improve access to care for patients. Performs duties within the legal guidelines of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) policies.
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistantprogram OR able to provide proof of completion of an ARC-PA program two (2) weeks prior to starting employment
Valid Physician Assistant license in the State of Illinois OR have the ability to obtain licensepriorto startingemployment
Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants(NCCPA) OR have the ability to obtain licensepriorto startingemployment
Valid Illinois Controlled Substances License (ILCS) OR have the ability to obtain license priortostartingemployment
Valid licensure with the Federal DEA ORthe ability to obtain license prior tostartingemployment
Valid Basic Life Support (BLS)certification
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of Physician Assistant practices and principles and the ability to apply them in a clinical setting.
Knowledge and skill to perform mathematical accuracy in measuring and dispensing medication Knowledge of proper hand hygiene and hand washing techniques
Knowledge of infectious control policies and procedures
Excellent Physician Assistant clinical and technical skills
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
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:
Meetthe 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.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
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)
***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.***
***Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois MD license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate's start date.***
COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT 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.