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Medical Laboratory Scientist (Part Time) - 1 Opening

Illinois CancerCare is seeking a medical laboratory technologist/scientist who can deliver quality results. To be considered, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a Medical Technology program, one year experience in lab preferred, and certification by American Society for Clinical Pathology or American Society Clinical Pathology. Your will conduct medical laboratory tests including collecting and preparing specimens, operating equipment and analyzing lab data.

For more information, please see the full job description below.

Our Values
• Patients first
• Treat others with respect and compassion
• Open and timely communication
• Commitment to research
• Invest in personal and professional development
• Take ownership in our practice
• Positive Attitude

 

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY
The Medical Laboratory Scientist (formally known as Medical Technologist) conducts routine medical laboratory tests that provide diagnostic and prognostic information to our physicians, performs quality control and quality assurance practices

EDUCATION REQUIRED
Bachelors Degree from an accredited Medical Technology program

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
One year experience in a high complexity laboratory preferred, not required.

TRAINING AND LICENSURE REQUIRED
Certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology OR eligible for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Must take and pass registry exam within one year of hire or will be subject to termination.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Essential Duties
1. Perform routine medical laboratory testing procedures according to our established procedures and policies
2. Collect, receive, identify, and label specimens following quality assurance and safety policies
3. Collect and prepare specimens for off-site testing and research
4. Participate in proficiency testing
5. Organize and prioritize multiple work needs/duties
6. Operate and calibrate equipment
7. Analyze lab data to ensure accuracy
8. Deliver quality test results to physicians, researchers or patients
9. Accurately record all test and quality control data; report STAT results in a timely manner
10. Clean and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments
11. Prepare and maintain solutions, reagents, and stains
12. Works additional hours as requested
13. Observes OSHA and any other applicable regulatory policies and procedures
14. Assists physicians and nurse practitioners with bone marrow biopsy procedures
15. Communicate effectively with patients, physicians, inter and extra-office personnel
Other Duties
1. Perform all other duties as requested or required.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires normal vision and normal color perception. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to work on a desktop computer for extended periods of time. May require working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS/TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations, chemotherapy, biohazardous specimens & wastes and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

HIPAA Level of Security (as defined in IMPAC)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Knowledge of current medical terminology, equipment, testing methods, and safety procedures
2. Skill in performing the full range of laboratory tests and/or trainable to the specific equipment used
3. Skill in anticipating and appropriately reacting to emergency situations
4. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other staff, physicians, and patients
5. Ability to troubleshoot instruments
6. Ability to follow protocols and work independently

TRAITS
1. Maintains a positive and caring atmosphere for patients, families, and members of the health care team, performs job responsibilities in a manner that promotes the practices’ mission and philosophy.
2. Demonstrates the willingness and the ability to work effectively with others and willingly assists in department overload situations.
3. Supports Illinois CancerCare’s Mission and Values.
4. Follows the practice and departmental standards of attendance, appearance, policies, and procedures, (including those that deal specifically with safety and confidentiality).
5. Responds positively to constructive suggestions to improve job performance and contributes creative suggestions.
6. Presents and promotes a positive public image of Illinois CancerCare in general. Exhibits pride in and loyalty to the practice.

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Registered Nurse - 2 Openings

We are seeking positive and caring RNs who are looking for a great place to work! Help us fulfill our mission to provide comprehensive, compassionate care that enhances the lives our patients and their families. We focus on state of the art treatments while focusing on the leading edge research and medicines. Illinois CancerCare is one of the largest private oncology and hematology practices in the nation and we are proud to say that we have helped countless individuals overcome this disease to live healthy, inspiring lives. Our nurses provide general nursing care and functions as well as administer chemotherapy treatments to our patients. To be considered, you must have an active Illinois nursing license, two years of clinical experience, and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with others.

For more information, please see the full job description below.

Our Values
• Patients first
• Treat others with respect and compassion
• Open and timely communication
• Commitment to research
• Invest in personal and professional development
• Take ownership in our practice
• Positive Attitude

 

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY
To provide nursing care and administer chemotherapy treatments to medical oncology outpatients. Works in conjunction with other clinic nurses and oncology physicians to provide counseling and education to patients and families. Each nurse will be assigned to a team consisting of a physician and one or two other nurses.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
Nursing degree and 2-4 years of clinical experience.

IN LIEU OF EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
4-8 years of clinical experience, oncology or critical care experience a plus.

TRAINING AND LICENSURE REQUIRED
Illinois Registered Nursing License: OCN certification recommended but not required. (must be obtained within one year of employment)

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE)
Essential Duties
1. Administers chemotherapeutic agents safely-interprets laboratory data correctly, assesses for side effects, uses proper administration techniques and initiates nursing protocol in the event of drug extravasation.
2. Performs general nursing functions, which may include mediport flushed, sterile dressing changes, foley catheterization and injections following necessary aseptic technique.
3. Assesses the patient in the office as well as over the telephone for:
a. Side effects of chemotherapy.
b. Toxicities of chemotherapy.
c. Oncologic emergencies.
d. Physical and psychological effect of the disease process.
4. Assesses the patient regarding:
a. Comfort and adequacy of pain control.
b. Nutritional needs.
c. Sexual dysfunction.
d. Quality of life.
5. Performs thorough nursing assessment and reports them in a concise manner to the physician.
6. Assists clinic physician performing diagnostic procedures which may include bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, lumbar puncture, paracentesis or other tests and procedures as directed by the clinic physician.
7. Reacts calmly and appropriately in emergency situations. Has adequate knowledge necessary to operate emergency equipment.
8. Triages patient’s phone calls in a prompt manner utilizing nursing knowledge and courtesy.
9. Maintains professional attitude and positive public relations with hospital personnel, pharmacies and other community resources.
10. Prepares, calculate dosages and mixes chemotherapeutic and biologic agents for administration accurately and safely according to OSHA guidelines.
11. Works at satellite clinics as required.
12. Follows all HIPAA regulations as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
Other Duties
1. Perform all other duties as requested or required.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires full range of body motion, including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lift and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Requires exposure to communicable diseased or bodily fluids.

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS/TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations, chemotherapy, biohazardous specimens & wastes and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

HIPAA Level of Security (as defined in IMPAC)
Nursing

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Strong skills in interpersonal communications.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.

TRAITS
Follows the practice and departmental standards of attendance, appearance and policies and procedures (including those that deal specifically with safety and confidentiality) as set forth in the employee handbook.
Maintains a positive and caring atmosphere for patients, families, and members of the health care team, performs job responsibilities in a manner that promotes the practices’ mission, values and philosophy.
Demonstrates the willingness and the ability to work effectively with others and willingly assists in department overload situations.
Responds positively to constructive suggestions to improve job performance and contributes creative suggestions.
Presents and promotes a positive public image of Illinois CancerCare in general. Exhibits pride in and loyalty to the practice.

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IV Prep Specialist / Technician (Full Time) - 1 Opening

POSITION PURPOSE
Assists in the provision of pharmacy services to oncology patients

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
Two years experience in a pharmacy setting preferred.

TRAINING AND LICENSURE REQUIRED
Current or Application for Illinois Technician License and National Pharmacy Technician Certification or plans to obtain.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE)
Essential Duties
1. Calculates correct dosages, prepares and mixes chemotherapeutic and biologic agents for administration accurately and safely, according to OSHA guidelines, as directed by the Director of Pharmacy Services or Lead Inventory Control Specialist.
2. Assists pharmacist in filling prescriptions.
• Completely and accurately enters prescriptions and prepare prescription labels.
• Checks for insurance coverage of drugs.
• Calls physician offices for refill authorization.
• Is aware of and maintains special handling requirements for specialty medications (e.g., REMS programs, drop-ships, safe handling of oral chemotherapy, etc.).
3. Maintains inventory control of all drug stock, including ordering, verifying orders received, proper recording and documentation, and shelving of product.
• Responsible for commercial drug, indigent drug, and samples.
• Verifies count of all drug used at the end of each day, including identifying, investigating, and resolving discrepancies when necessary.
• Rotates all stock and checks drug expiration dates routinely.
4. Maintains communication with wholesaler or the Lead Inventory Control Specialist with regard to stocking needs, shipping errors, etc.
5. Assists staff in ensuring proper stock levels of drugs are at each clinic.
•  Pulls drugs and supplies for clinics when needed.
•  Able to check stock levels for clinics at central console.
•  Communicates drug and stock shortages to nursing staff.
6. Maintains inventory control and proper accountability records of investigational drugs. Communicates with research department with regard to inventory needs and participates in audits as requested.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned/requested by the Director of Pharmacy Services or Lead Inventory Control Specialist.

8. Additional duties:
A. Work additional hours when requested;
B. Report to work area on time and remain available throughout the work day;
C. Communicate to outside facilities in a courteous, helpful manner;
D. Cleans pharmacy equipment, utensils, and work areas;
E. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested;
F. Observes OSHA and facility policies and guidelines;
G. Maintains patient confidentiality.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Ability to work on a desktop computer for extended periods of time. May require working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Frequent exposure to toxic substances, including chemotherapeutic, cytotoxic drugs and
Cleaning solutions, sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of pharmaceutical and related medical technology, metric and apothecary systems of weights and measurements, and medical safety standards to assist in manufacturing and working with pharmaceutical substances. Knowledge of chemotherapeutic and biological drugs and the dispensing function to check for correctness. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and public and ability to communicate clearly. Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to perform arithmetical computations and use calculator.

TRAITS
1. Maintains a positive and caring atmosphere for patients, families, and members of the health care team, performs job responsibilities in a manner that promotes the practices’ mission and philosophy.
2. Demonstrates the willingness and the ability to work effectively with others and willingly assists in department overload situations.
3. Follows the practice and departmental standards of attendance, appearance, policies, and procedures, (including those that deal specifically with safety and confidentiality).
4. Responds positively to constructive suggestions to improve job performance and contributes creative suggestions.
5. Present and promote a positive public image of Illinois CancerCare in general. Exhibits pride and loyalty.

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Clinical Research Associate (CRA) - 1 Opening

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY
To assist the physician investigators of Illinois CancerCare in all aspects of clinical trials, from screening and enrollment of participants, to treatment and follow up of research patients. To assemble, record and monitor the research data for patients assigned to cancer and other disease-related research protocols in order to assure quality control and compliance with protocol specifications. Certification/licensure is currently not required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
Bachelor’s degree in a science or health care field is required. Three years exposure in a medical setting is preferred.

TRAINING AND LICENSURE REQUIRED
SoCRA or ACRP certification is welcomed, but not required.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE)
Essential Duties
1. To work as a part of a designated disease site team as a specialist in those protocols.
2. To work with physicians and patients to screen and enroll eligible patients on clinical trials, following all protocol instructions without error throughout the patient’s course of participation.
3. To submit data in a timely manner with as few errors as possible.
4. To keep all protocol binders current and file materials in a timely manner.
5. To create all necessary source documents required for each protocol accurately, and prior to enrolling any patients.

Other Duties
1. Perform all other duties as requested or required.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires full range of body motion including bending and lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires the ability to distinguish and transcribe letters and numbers without transposition. Requires the use of office equipment such as telephone, copier, fax machine, scanner, and computer. May require working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in a medical office/clinic in both an office environment and a clinic environment. Work is sometimes performed at the local hospitals. There is considerable contact with physicians, staff, and patients.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy, and basic statistics. Strong human relation skills and verbal communication skills in order to relate satisfactorily to the patients and physicians. Ability to endure numerous interruptions without losing focus. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work efficiently by organizing work routines and setting priorities. Attention to detail. Previous experience in clinical data management is preferred.

TRAITS
1. Maintains a positive and caring atmosphere for patients, families, and members of the health care team, performs job responsibilities in a manner that promotes the practices’ mission and philosophy.
2. Demonstrates the willingness and the ability to work effectively with others and willingly assists in department overload situations.
3. Supports Illinois CancerCare’s Mission and Values.
4. Follows the practice and departmental standards of attendance, appearance, policies, and procedures, (including those that deal specifically with safety and confidentiality).
5. Responds positively to constructive suggestions to improve job performance and contributes creative suggestions.
6. Presents and promotes a positive public image of Illinois CancerCare in general. Exhibits pride in and loyalty to the practice.

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