Job Openings at California Institute of Medical Science

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CIMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The California Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) is committed to providing impeccable laboratory training to individuals from all backgrounds through academic and hands on training. CIMS provides students with the opportunity to achieve their highest potential as a medical professional.

Available Positions:

Student Support Advisor
Financial Aid Officer
Program Director: Certified Nurse Assistant 
Program Director: Phlebotomy / Lab Assistant
Instructor: Phlebotomy / Lab Assistant
Instructor: Clinical & Administrative Medical Assisting 
Instructor: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) 

How to Apply:

Submit a professional resume to:

Email: jobs@cims.com
Fax: (559) 803-6963

A criminal background check and a drug and alcohol exam may be required following a conditional offer of employment.

Program Director: Phlebotomy / Lab Assistant

The Position:
Teach assigned courses; professionally prepare course work, course outlines, handouts, and monitor student learning within the classroom; teach assigned courses according to established CIMS approved curriculum. Provide general supervision of all campus instructor personnel; maintain instructor schedules and assist the school director in organizing community promotion activities.

Serve as director of the Lab Assistant/Phlebotomy, MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician) and CLS (Clinical Laboratory Scientist) training programs; assist in the initial development of program curriculum and training programs in cooperation with the school director and be responsible for maintaining NAACLS and State approval of the training programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be a clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician with a nationally recognized generalist certification possessing a minimum of a master’s or doctoral degree and 3-5 years of experience in clinical laboratory science education that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experience, evaluating student achievement and competencies, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness; possess knowledge of education methods and administration, general human resource/personnel management, supervision and evaluation of personnel, as well as current accreditation and certification procedures; must possess a current certification as a California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT); possess valid first aid and adult CPR certifications; possess experience working with a personal computer, using Microsoft Word, Outlook (e-mail usage). Must possess or is willing to obtain certification as a Medical Laboratory Assistant through AMT or ASCP within the first 90 days of employment.

Preference:
Knowledge in drug screening and testing. Experience in taking and teaching EKG’s, patient vitals (respiration, temperature, blood pressure, pulse), and height and weight. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt. Part-time possible Full-time. Day and evening shifts available.

Position Availability:
Fresno

Instructor: Phlebotomy / Lab Assistant

The Position:
Teach assigned courses; professionally prepare course work, course outlines, handouts, and monitor student learning within the classroom; teach assigned courses according to established CIMS approved curriculum.

Maintain an educational environment that fosters appropriate and interesting curriculum while promoting experiential learning, one-on-one contact with students, group / team activities, and student interaction; uphold and maintain class and school rules and guidelines; class rules should be according to CIMS approved guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of five (5) years experience as a California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) with 1-2 years of experience in Phlebotomy education or teaching courses on a college level related to Medical education; Minimum of five (5) years experience as a Medical Lab Assistant, possess experience and skill in the development of professional course curriculum and evaluating student competencies; must be able to demonstrate exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication, must be able to work in a fast paced environment; multitask various assignments given; and demonstrated ability to meet set job related goals, objectives and timelines.

Current certification as a California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT); possess valid first aid and adult CPR certifications; knowledge of general lab procedures (within the scope of this job description); possess experience working with a personal computer, using Microsoft Word, Outlook (e-mail usage). Must possess or is willing to obtain certification as a Medical Laboratory Assistant through AMT or ASCP within the first 90 days of employment.

Preference:
A minimum of an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree. Knowledge in drug screening and testing. Experience in taking and teaching EKG’s, patient vitals (respiration, temperature, blood pressure, pulse), and height and weight. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt. Part-time possible Full-time. Day and evening shifts available.

Position Availability:
Fresno

RN Program Director: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

The Position:
Under the direction and supervision of the School Director or designee the Program Director will provide overall management of the Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aid programs.

Example of Duties:
1. Responsible for the overall coordination of the Nurse Assistant Program.
2. Assist in the development and ensure implementation of the CDPH-approved Nursing Assistant Program curriculum, for the State of California.
3. Review, update and evaluate the Nurse Assistant Program curriculum for the State of California, to maintain compliance with CDPH standards.
4. Develop and maintain training sites within the community.
5. Maintain CIMS accreditation documentation.
6. Must be available to respond immediately when CDPH Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse makes surprise visits to the campus or extern site.
7. Organize classroom and clinical placements.
8. Maintain records.
9. Maintain a liaison with the administrator at each training site.
10. May instruct NA theory/lab and/or clinicals, if substitute is not available.

Ability To:
1. Establish and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with supervisors, staff, and students, at all times.
2. Perform routine clerical work; maintain records and meet deadlines.
3. Make routine arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy.
4. Operate a computer and other office equipment.
5. Understand and follow oral and written directions.
6. Maintain confidentiality.
7. Present a professional appearance at all times.

Knowlege Of:
1. Current trends in nursing practices.
2. Principals and methods of Vocational Education.
3. Policies, procedures, and regulations regarding health and safety in the workplace, including employers’ and employees’ responsibilities.
4. Critical elements of health and safety practices related to storing, cleaning, and maintaining tools, equipment, and supplies.
5. Procedures and regulations concerning the handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials.
6. Regulatory agency laws and regulations.
7. Managerial skills with emphasis on planning and organizing.
8. Impact of technological developments on the environment.
9. Major local, district, State, and Federal regulatory agencies and entities that affect the industry and how laws and regulations are enforced.
10. COE policies and procedures as they apply to student record-keeping, field trips, student fees, etc.
11. Methods and procedures of operating modern computers and peripherals.
12. Formats and procedures for entering and retrieving various types of data.
13. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
14. Oral and written communication skills.
15. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of California.
2. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
3. Associates Degree in Nursing.
4. A minimum of three (3) years in Nursing, with a minimum of two years of full-time experience as a licensed Nurse, and at least one (1) year full-time of which must be in the provision of direct patient care in a nursing facility (also long term care facility).
5. Evidence of continuing education and self-development. Within six (6) months of employment and prior to directing a certification program, the Program Director must obtain a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education courses in planning, implementing and evaluation of educational programs in Nursing. (24-hour BRN-approved DSD courses) These courses must be administered by an accredited educational institution and approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. A transcript of successfully completed courses shall be sent to the Department of California Code of Regulations (CCR). A copy will be kept on file in Personnel.
NOTE: If the applicant has a nursing teaching credential, then submit a copy of the credential for Department review. If the credential is approved, then the twenty-four (24 hours of CEU) DSD course is not required.
6. Clinical Competencies
7. Possess a current CPR/First Aid card.
8. Possess a valid and appropriate California driver’s license.

Preference:
1. B.S. degree.
2. One (1) year of experience in planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in Nursing.
3. Two years experience that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experience, evaluating student achievement and competencies, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness; possess knowledge of education methods and administration, general human resource/personnel management, supervision and evaluation of personnel, as well as current accreditation and certification procedures.
4. Experience caring for pediatric and geriatrics patients.
5. Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt. Part-time.

Position Availability:
Fresno

Instructor: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

The Position:
Under the direction and supervision of the CNA Director or designee, the individual will serve as Nursing Assistant theory/lab and/or clinical instructor. The instructor must be dependable, able to work independently, and have open communication with staff and students. Courses include Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide.

Example of Duties:
1. Serve as NA theory/lab and/or clinical instructor.
2. Maintain records.
3. Other duties as assigned.

Ability To:
1. Prepare students for the Nursing Assistant Exam.
2. Provide students entry-level employment skills in Nursing.
3. Provide students hands-on training to gain entry-level employment in the field of training.
4. Establish and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with supervisors, staff and students at all times.
5. Perform routine clerical work; maintain records and meet deadlines.
6. Operate a computer and other office equipment.
7. Understand and follow oral and written directions.
8. Maintain confidentiality.
9. Maintain punctuality with minimal absenteeism.
10. Present a professional appearance at all times.

Knowledge Of:
1. Current trends in nursing practices.
2. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
3. Oral and written communication skills.
4. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. LVN or RN currently licensed in the State of California.
2. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
3. A minimum of three (3) years in Nursing, with a minimum of two years of full-time experience as a licensed Nurse, and at least one (1) year full-time of which must be in the provision of direct patient care in nursing facility (also long term care facility).
4. Evidence of continuing education and self-development. Within six (6) months of employment and prior to instructing a certification program, the Instructor must obtain a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education courses in planning, implementing and evaluation of educational programs in Nursing. (24-hour BRN-approved DSD courses) These courses must be administered by an accredited educational institution and approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. A transcript of successfully completed courses shall be sent to the Department of California Code of Regulations (CCR). A copy will be kept on file in Personnel.
NOTE: If the applicant has a nursing teaching credential, then submit a copy of the credential for Department review. If the credential is approved, then the twenty-four (24 hours of CEU) DSD course is not required.
5. Clinical Competencies
6. Possess a current CPR/First Aid card.
7. Possess a valid and appropriate California driver’s license.

Preference:
1. Experience caring for pediatric and geriatrics patients.
2. Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt. Part-time.

Position Availability:
Fresno

Financial Aid Officer

The Position:
Under the direction and supervision of the School Director or designee, the Financial Aid Coordinator will manage and lead all aspects of financial aid, to assure that all student financial aid packages for scholarship programs are delivered in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies. This person is also responsible for developing financial aid content for students in compliance with applicable regulations, and ensuring that financial aid packaging is strategic and supports CIMS’ overall student enrollment and recruitment goals. And, this individual directly delivers key components of the scholarship programs including implementation of computerized systems to facilitate all aspects of the financial aid operation; understanding of financial literacy for students; and cooperation with other administrative personnel in coordinating support services to students.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Financial Aid Administrative Functions.
2. Financial Application Process, Audit, and Fund Oversight.
3. Community Outreach and Financial Aid Counseling.
4. Campus Committee & Governance.
5. Perform Other Duties as Assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree (A.A., A.S.). Experience in the processing of federal or state student assistance programs with at least 2 years of related work experience in financial aid and administration in an educational institution; demonstrated knowledge of higher education processes, such as program management, as well as current accreditation and certification procedures; possess knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; must be able to demonstrate exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and be able to clearly communicate information; general knowledge of accounting practices, data processing and computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Outlook (e-mail usage); possess skills in effective problem solving and creative thinking; must be able to work in a fast paced environment; multi-task various assignments given; be able to work with various diverse, cultural and socio- economic backgrounds; must possess high business ethical and moral standards, attributes of honesty and trustworthiness, respectful and sensitive of others, flexibility, and sound work ethics; and demonstrated ability to meet set job related goals, objectives and timelines.

Preference:
1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs, administration of financial aid programs, and record keeping requirements.
3. Previous supervisory experience.
4. Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt. Part-time, possible Full-time.

Position Availability:
Fresno

Student Support Advisor

The Position:
This role is responsible for promoting student success through accurate and responsive advisement in the areas of student finance and service-related areas, providing support and advocacy as needed for students throughout the student life-cycle. This position is responsible and accountable for the advisement of students and serving as a primary point of contact for prospective, active, and past students.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Supports the new student intake process by working with admissions/campus director to answer incoming student questions, provide a thorough review of program and student costs as well as outlining all possible options to fund their education.
    2. Create and confirms an accurate financial plan by establishing time-frames to complete any application process in order to be financially prepared to start and stay in school. Continuously reviews student account to advise students on their financial eligibility.
    3. Using a high level of discretion and independent judgment, continuously evaluates the academic and financial plans throughout the student life-cycle and makes appropriate adjustments to ensure successful student outcomes.
    4. Utilizes appropriate systems and student data to confirm and track accurate enrollment, persistence and graduation information for assigned students.  Documents all interactions in the appropriate institutional systems.
    5. Analyzes student data to identify triggers indicating a need for proactive outreach to obtain a better understanding of challenges and successes. Coaches students to explore alternatives to overcome barriers. Makes appropriate resource referrals when necessary.
    6. Collaborates with other departments and functional areas to deliver an optimal student experience from inquiry through to graduation.
    7. Maintains a thorough understanding of all programmatic and Title IV programs, policies and procedures including institutional policies and federal and state regulations. Complies with applicable federal and state laws.
    8. Identifies opportunities and solutions that improve current methods and actively participates in the change of a constantly evolving organization.  Promote student self-service tools during advising sessions and new student orientation.
    9. Engages students through a variety communication channels. This may include video advising, inbound student calls and proactive outreach to students in order to deliver first contact resolution.
    10. Completes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

      1. Outstanding customer service skills with 1+ years of customer service or related experience required.
      2. One year or more of experience in Higher Education is desirable.
      3. High level of interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
      4. Ability to work independently as well as function as part of a team.
      5. Must be a self-starter with the ability to prioritize effectively.
      6. MAC/PC skills in Microsoft Office, Internet applications and database software.
      7. Experience with Student Financial Aid software application a plus.
      8. Eligible to obtain and maintain systems access to the NSLDS system (must not be in default of Title IV Federal aid)

Preference:

        1. Bilingual Spanish / English.
        2. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs, administration of financial aid programs, and record keeping requirements.

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt. Part-time to turn into Full-time.

Position Availability:
Fresno

Instructor: Clinical & Administrative Medical Assisting

The Position:
Under the direction and supervision of the Program Director or designee, the individual will serve as Medical Assistant instructor. The instructor must be dependable, able to work independently, and have open communication with staff and students.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Instruct students in all aspects of Medical Assisting-

  1. Front office: Billing, Coding, Scheduling, Pharmacology and Phones
  2. Back office: Instruct in assisting in minor surgery, Patient Vitals, EKG’S, Injections, Pediatric Care, First Aid,
  3. Instruct all areas of patient care
  4. Instruct Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology and Dosage Calculation
  5. Maintain records
  6. Performs job-related duties as assigned.

Ability To:

  1. Evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
  2. Make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  3. Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs.
  4. Knowledge of academic and/or vocational education curricula.
  5. Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current education methodologies and techniques.
  6. Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  7. Prepare students for the Medical Assistant Exam.
  8. Provide students entry-level employment skills in Medical Assisting.
  9. Provide students hands-on training to gain entry-level employment in the field of training.
  10. Establish and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with supervisors, staff and students at all times.
  11. Perform routine clerical work; maintain records and meet deadlines.
  12. Operate a computer and other office equipment.
  13. Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  14. Maintain confidentiality.
  15. Maintain punctuality with minimal absenteeism.
  16. Present a professional appearance at all times.
  17. Work various shifts per week.

Topics covered:

  1. Introduction to Medical Assisting
  2. Administrative Medical Assisting
  3. Medical Records
  4. Medical Asepsis / OSHA Standard
  5. Sterilization and Disinfection
  6. Vital Signs
  7. Physical Examination
  8. Eye and Ear Assessment
  9. Gynecologic Exam and Prenatal Care
  10. Pediatric Examination
  11. Minor Office Surgery
  12. Administration of Medication
  13. EKG
  14. Urinary System
  15. Phlebotomy
  16. Emergency Medical Procedures
  17. Answering phones
  18. Process bills
  19. Communicating with patients
  20. HIPAA compliance
  21. General office duties
  22. Billing and Coding Procedures
  23. Financial and Practice Management
  24. Assisting with Medical Specialties
  25. Career Development

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. AA or AS Degree
  2. Current certification as a Medical Assistant
  3. Must have a minimum of five years of experience working as a Medical Assistant
  4. Must have teaching experience, which can include in house training, seminars, classroom teaching
  5. Clinical Competencies
  6. Current CPR/First Aid card.
  7. Possess a valid and appropriate California driver’s license.

Preference:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt.

Position Availability:
Fresno