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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:  Registered Nurse
Reports to:  Supervising RN
Direct Reports: None
Professional Level: Licensed Personnel
Classification:  Full-time or part-time, non-exempt (hourly)
Salary Range: $30-34/hr
Location:  Granite City, Illinois

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:
Diversity is a core value at Hope Clinic. 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 Registered Nurse helps ensure that all patients we serve have a compassionate and supportive experience with Hope Clinic. This position is critical to providing excellent patient care.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide pre, intra, and post procedure nursing care.
  • Perform duties of a circulating nurse in the procedure room. This includes but is not limited to:
    • obtaining and maintain IV access, administering IV sedation and other medications as ordered by physician,
    • monitoring vital signs and clinical status of patient,
    • assisting with operating room duties as needed
  • Perform duties of recovery room nurse. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Assess condition of the patient in the recovery room, (vital signs, etc.), oversee flow checks, uterine massage, pain management, care of patients’ IVs, and assessing patient for discharge criteria.
    • Provide post-operative medications and instructions. Oversee the patient educator regarding aftercare instructions.
    • Assess patients for post-abortion counseling.
    • Ensure that the patient is discharged per discharge criteria
  • Assessing and managing patients for various reproductive health related visits
  • Administer various forms of medications through various routes as ordered by clinic physicians.
  • Maintain accurate charting and documentation of all care rendered to the patient.
  • Carefully handle and maintain accurate records and count of controlled substances while on duty.
  • Respond appropriately to follow up calls and/or complication calls while on duty.
  • Perform clinically related administrative duties such as post-procedure follow up phone calls, medical clearance, prior authorizations, and lab result follow up.
  • Assist with other clinical duties such as sterilization of surgical instruments, set up and closing of procedure, recovery, and other clinical areas.
  • Inform the supply coordinator of needed supplies.
  • Other assignments/tasks as indicated by the Supervising RN, the Charge RN, or the Clinical Resource Manager.
  • Operate and function within the scope of licensure as set forth by the Illinois State Board of Licensing.
  • Function and perform duties with the constraints of state and federal regulation and ensure clinic compliance.

 

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

  • Graduate from a certified approved school of nursing.
  • Possess a current Registered Nursing license (an Illinois RN License will be required prior to starting work)
  • Some professional experience; ideally at least one year of inpatient or outpatient care
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • 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.
  • Computer skills with experience utilizing electronic medical records.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.

Working Conditions

  • This position operates in an outpatient office/ambulatory surgical center setting. Working spaces will include exam rooms, procedure rooms and recovery room.
  • OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Determination: Based on the OSHA guidelines for protection against occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HlV), this position includes tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, and tissues.

 

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.
  • This position requires the ability to frequently lift and move patients.
  • This role requires both standing and sitting.

Position: Patient Educator
Reports to: Education & Research Coordinator
Direct Reports: None
Professional Level: Mid-level
Classification: Full-time, non-exempt (hourly)
Salary Range: Starting $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
  • 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.
  • Position: Clinical Assistant/CNA/Medical Assistant
  • Reports to: Clinical Resource Manager
  • Classification: Part-time, non-exempt (hourly)
  • Salary Range: Starting $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.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Clinical Assistant will provide direct medical care to patients and be responsible for maintaining the key clinical areas in the building. All employees are expected to uphold and promote Hope Clinic’s mission statement, code of ethics, patient care standards and policies.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Essential Functions

The qualified candidate for the job will have the responsibility to perform the following essential functions:

  • Learn and assure compliance of pertinent Hope Clinic policies and protocols, Illinois State regulations, OSHA guidelines and universal precautions.
  • Adherence to all federal HIPAA statues and understanding of medical confidentiality.
  • Assist physicians and/or RN/LPN in clinical areas.
  • Assess condition of the patients (vital signs, pain, bleeding, etc.).
  • Set up and close down clinical areas; including thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing and putting away supplies/waste management
  • Thorough cleaning and proper sterilization of surgical instruments.
  • Maintain accurate charting and documentation of all care rendered to the patient.
  • Provide oral and intra-muscular medications under the direction of a physician.
  • Provide or oversee the provision of aftercare instructions.
  • Identify patients that may need acute medical attention or support from an educator/counselor.

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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • 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.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.

Working Conditions

  • This position operates in an outpatient office/ambulatory surgical center setting. Working spaces will include exam rooms, procedure rooms and recovery room.
  • OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Determination: Based on the OSHA guidelines for protection against occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HlV), this position includes tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, and tissues.

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.
  • This position requires the ability to frequently lift and move patients.
  • This role requires both standing and sitting.

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  • Position: Chief Operating Officer
  • Reports to: Owners
  • Classification: Full-time, exempt
  • Location: Granite City, Illinois

Make a difference, come join our team!

Job Summary

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for aligning the facility’s clinical operations with Hope’s overall strategic vision in partnership with the Chief Medical Officer.

The COO will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient daily operations of Hope Clinic and will have direct or indirect oversight of organizational systems, human resources, workflow, quality assurance, compliance, information technology, facilities, and security. They must be hands-on and will be an essential contributor in shaping the future of Hope Clinic, a highly regarded healthcare practice and key abortion provider in the Midwest. The COO will help develop and improve systems to deliver high-quality, cost-effective medical care and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction while implementing the organization’s strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

General Business Operations

Administration: Oversee Hope’s general business operations, including patient scheduling and satisfaction, clinic productivity and efficiency, contracts, and financial and operational updates to clinic ownership.

Facility/Purchasing: Supervise the facility manager and ensure the safe and updated working order of the facility. Oversee inventory, costs, and supply management of medical and office supplies.

Security: Oversee general security operations, clinic’s on-site security guard, security and disaster preparedness plans, liaise with external security organizations, including the police, FBI, NAF, Justice Department, and ATF.

Information Technology: Oversee IT day-to-day operations and facilitate increased utilization of technology to support healthcare delivery.

Management / Human Resources

Provide direct oversight of Hope Staff in partnership with the Chief Medical Officer to include leading regular staff meetings, hiring, training, continuing education, payroll, employee benefits, etc.

Patient Care

Promote a team approach to delivering high-quality, cost-efficient care with patient satisfaction as the top priority. Implement practical tools to improve operational efficiency and control costs.

Strategic Planning / Business Development

Work with owners and leadership team to align short and long-term business planning goals and execution in alignment with the mission and values of the organization.

Financial Health and Operations

In conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer, collaborate on developing and managing the budget based on broad organizational goals and ensure budget levels are met for revenue and profitability, as well as oversee and manage funding and grant activities and opportunities.  Review and analyze financial statements regularly.  Supervise insurance billing and credentialing.

Quality Assurance / Compliance / Legal

Assist the Chief Medical Officer with compliance with NAF, OSHA, CLIA, IDPH, and all other local, state, and federal level regulations and standards. Liaise with outside legal counsel to ensure the clinic continues to fulfill all responsibilities related to HR, corporate compliance, and security.

Community Outreach / Public Relations

Serve as a spokesperson for Hope Clinic in various forums, including managing media requests and engagement, oversight of Hope’s social media presence, attending professional conferences, and fostering strong relationships with partner organizations, such as NAF, ACN, and local and regional clinics.  Oversee Hope Clinic’s political advocacy efforts and collaborative work with local and national advocacy groups.

Required Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Degree: High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of management experience in reproductive or sexual health, outpatient health care, or similar clinical services. Previous experience in abortion care is preferred.
  • Effective leadership capabilities, including strong organizational and time management skills, the capacity to manage multiple ongoing projects, robust analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to drive strategy and innovation
  • Strong understanding of budgets, financial statements and reports, and strategic planning
  • Handles sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing quality healthcare and excellent customer service while addressing daily operational challenges efficiently
  • Astute, able to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Collaborative team member with strong interpersonal and management skills
  • Technically proficient with a broad knowledge of organizational IT needs
  • Knowledge of and experience in executing efficient healthcare operations
  • Industry awareness: knowledge and experience with abortion clinic standards, efficient delivery of care, and the resources available to patients
  • Unwavering commitment to protecting abortion access and reproductive justice
  • Cultural self-awareness and demonstrated ability to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues within organizational culture, practices, and policies
  • Previous experience in legislative, political, or patient advocacy is highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary for this position is $100,000 to $115,000 per year.  Benefits include: health, dental, vision, life insurance; paid time off, family leave, and eligibility for 401K after 1 year of employment.

Hope’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity is a core value at Hope Clinic. 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 discover, design, and deliver solutions. Hope Clinic is dedicated to fostering a team built on collaboration, opportunities for growth, compassion, and striving for excellence. Hope Clinic is committed to cultural diversity and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates. Hope Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disabilities, or any other characteristics or status protected by federal, state or local laws.

Hope Clinic

Hope Clinic is an independent healthcare facility that provides abortions to approximately 24 weeks alongside additional sexual health services. We are a state-licensed ambulatory surgery center with more than thirty members on our team, and our mission is to advance reproductive health and justice by providing safe, respectful, and accessible abortion and sexual healthcare. We also train health care providers from regional hospitals in first and second trimester abortion care and we are a proud member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), the Abortion Care Network (ACN), and a founding member of the Regional Logistics Center.

Hope Clinic for Women is in the midst of an exciting organizational transformation, including a comprehensive strategic and business planning process to determine our vision for the future, the values under which we will operate, the threats against us and our patients, opportunities to grow and evolve to meet those threats, and our path forward for the next decade.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to info@hopeclinic.com.

Application process

Send application to info@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/.