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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Hope Clinic for Women provides a supportive, energetic work environment for those who are committed to the best in professional abortion care. If you are interested in a career with Hope Clinic for Women, please send us your resume with cover letter. We keep resumes on file and will contact you when an appropriate job becomes available.

Those looking for volunteer and internship opportunities may write to us about your interests, skills, and needs. A manager will contact you when positions are available.

Positions Available:

Position: Patient Educator
Reports to: Education & Research Coordinator
Direct Reports: None
Professional Level: Mid-level
Classification: Full-time, non-exempt (hourly)
Salary Range: $12-$15/hr
Location: Granite City, Illinois

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:
Diversity is a core value at The Hope Clinic for Women. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and growth environment for all employees. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Job Summary
The purpose of this role is to provide supports to patients accessing abortion services and other related health care services. Abortion is stigmatized healthcare, and the role of a patient educator is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where individuals can make informed decisions about their pregnancy options. Patient educators are trained to provide patients of Hope Clinic with medically accurate information through a non-judgmental, patient-centered approach.

Duties and Responsibilities
Patient Services

  • Abide by the mission statement of Hope Clinic.
    • Hope Clinic’s mission is to provide the highest quality medical and emotional care, with dignity and compassion.
  • Complete Intake with new patients:
    • Medical History, Needs Assessment, Safety Assessment, Patient Preferences
  • Facilitate Conversations Regarding:
    • Exploration of feelings, Decision making, Positive coping strategies, Safety-Planning, etc.
  • Conduct Individual Patient Education & Informed Consent:
    • Provide medically accurate information to patients regarding sexual and reproductive health, with specific focus on pregnancy, abortion, contraceptives, relationships, and related issues.
    • Explain abortion procedure including risks, benefits, and alternatives
    • Review medication purposes and side-effects
    • Review emergency and aftercare instructions
    • Provide Opportunities to ask questions
  • Communicate and collaborate with healthcare professionals and for continuity of patient care.
    • Collaborate with social worker on complex psychosocial cases
    • Collaborate with registered nurses and medical doctors on complex medical cases
  • Serve as patient advocate internally and externally.
  • Take detailed case-notes.
  • Provided resources, referrals, and other support as needed.
  • Assist supervisor in projects as needed.
  • Help train other staff/volunteers/interns.
  • Attend all staff and department meetings.

 

Other Duties

  • Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position.
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement: High School Diploma/GED and at least 6 months of previous education/peer counseling experience.
  • Preference given to bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates or individuals with a bachelor’s degrees or above in the following areas of study:
  • Social Work, Counseling, Education, Women & Gender Studies, Black Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Hope.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, empathetic, and punctual.
  • Ability to stay calm when patients and/or staff are stressed or upset.
  • Strong computer skills with experience utilizing electronic medical records.

 

Working Conditions

  • This position operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. This position also operates in a clinical environment.

 

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear in person, on the telephone, and via web conference. Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens, is necessary. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

 

Application process

Send application to india@hopeclinic.com.

Include the following:

  • Cover letter that includes why you are interested in this position.
  • Resume with professional references.

 

Hope Clinic for Women

Hope Clinic for Women is an independent, LLC, feminist organization that provides approximately 4,000 abortions annually with a growing sexual health practice. We are a state-licensed ambulatory surgery center with more than 30 staff members. Our mission is to advance reproductive health and justice by providing safe, respectful, and accessible abortion and sexual healthcare.

We train health care providers from regional hospitals in first and second trimester abortion care. Hope Clinic for Women is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and the Abortion Care Network (ACN). We offer comprehensive contraception counseling and will expand our services in the coming years.

Hope Clinic for Women is in the midst of a comprehensive strategic and business planning process to determine our vision for the future, the values by which we will operate, the threats against us and our patients, opportunities to grow and evolve to meet those threats, and a path forward for the next decade. We are currently assembling a team of dynamic and experienced racial equity, healthcare, and organizational development consultants to facilitate a multi-faceted, comprehensive plan that includes business sustainability, organizational vision and values, staff engagement, anti-oppression training, equitable human resources, and a reproductive justice clinic review.

You can find out more about Hope Clinic for Women at https://hopeclinic.com/.