CURRENT POSITIONS

Certified Medical Assistant
Posted 28 days ago
Post Date: November 10, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

START DATE: ASAP 
DEPT: Colorectal Research
SALARY LEVEL: $19-$20/hour (Commensurate with experience) 

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through patient-focused scientific research. Our brand-new state of the art laboratory anchors the biomedical corridor on South Fair Oaks in Pasadena. Our scientists' research focuses on the connection between the brain and heart, developing diagnostic tools to help treat common diseases of these vital organs that affect every family.

The Medical Assistant is a compassionate patient care liaison who can multi-task and prioritize. Has strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; problem solving and decision-making skills to interact with patients, physicians, and office staff. 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • Responsible for coordination of care to meet identified needs of the patient/family.
  • Management of patient care, resource identification, linking and scheduling patients with required services. Coordinates patient care across the health care continuum.
  • Rooms patients and takes vitals. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with exams and medical procedures.
  • Reviews and updates patient charts prior to visits; completes patient data intake.
  • Cleans and maintains examination and treatment rooms.
  • Request/Release of Medical Records as needed.
  • Keeps up with and orders inventory of stock of medical supplies.
  • Surgery & Procedure Scheduling.
  • Maintain physician’s schedule according to physician’s instructions including but not limited to scheduling of meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Functions as a team member providing coverage for other staff when necessary.
  • Protects patients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information.
  • The Medical Assistant also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

Education and Experience

  • High school graduate or its equivalency
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (Ccma) (Required)
  • Must have diploma from Medical Assistant Program to demonstrate completion of Medical Assistant training. Experience/Training: 2+ years previous experience in an outpatient, ambulatory clinic setting; previous EHR experience required
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • EMR systems: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Phlebotomy: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Medical Terminology: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Medical Insurance knowledge (must)
  • Surgery Scheduling (preferred)
  • Rooming and taking vitals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Team player with a pleasant attitude towards the practice of medicine
  • Familiarity with HIPPA regulations and professional ethics
  • Moderate Word processing and spreadsheet software experience
  • Ability to accurately type 40 WPM
  • Ability to read and interpret medical documents and write general correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively on the telephone to patients, physicians, and vendors
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and flexible
  • Knowledge of standard office machines including copier, fax, multi-line telephone, printers, etc.
  • Must be a reliable and conscientious self-starter
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and speak or listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, and arms to operate personal computers, telephones, other business-related equipment, and work near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 30 pounds.

TO APPLY: Please send 1) cover letter, 2) resume/CV, and 3) a list of three professional references to hr@hmri.org, No phone calls, please.

EEO POLICY: HMRI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Controller
Posted 29 days ago
Post Date: November 9, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

START DATE: Nov/Dec 2021
DEPT: Accounting and Finance
SALARY LEVEL: Salary commensurate with experience

SUMMARY:

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through patient-focused scientific research. Our scientists' research focuses on the connection between the brain and heart, developing diagnostic tools to help treat common diseases of these vital organs that affect every family.

The Controller directs and has immediate responsibility for accounting policies and procedures, the maintenance of financial records, the budget process, and the preparation of financial reports. Directs and has overall supervisory responsibility for general accounting, budgeting and financial analysis, cash management, accounts receivable, regulatory compliance, payroll, and property administration functions. Responsible for evaluating operating results in terms of costs, budgets, policies of operations and financial projections.

The Controller reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer, supervises the work of the accounting department employees, and interfaces with other HMRI staff members.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates all accounting operational functions (payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable)
  • Coordinates and prepares internal and external financial statements to ensure reliable, relevant, and timely financial reporting for all Institute stakeholders.
  • Manages the annual and multi-year operating and capital budget process including forecasting and cash planning.
  • Coordinates activities of external auditors.
  • Provides management with information vital to the decision-making process.
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate accounting and internal control systems.
  • Oversee regulatory reporting, frequently coordinating activities with external tax accountants.
  • Ensures Retirement and Health & Welfare benefit plans are administrated in accordance with statutory requirements and plan documents, including serving as plan trustee and administrating 403b and 457 retirement plans.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and external accounting, audit, tax, and consulting personnel to facilitate financial activities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards specific to the Not-for-Profit sector.
  • Hires, trains, and retains skilled accounting staff.
  • The Controller also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA preferred.
  • 8+ years of progressive accounting experience with a minimum of 2 years as a Controller.
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Working knowledge of financial preparation, not-for-profit reporting, budget preparation and analysis, cost accounting, fund accounting, audit procedures, and tax compliance.
  • Advanced working knowledge of fund accounting software.
  • Grants administration experience and knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to grants and contracts administration is required, in particular with government grant funding through the National Institute of Health (NIH).
  • Significant experience with cost allocation methodologies.
  • Familiarity with US Government negotiated indirect rates and methodologies preferred.
  • Outstanding computer skills. Must be proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Zoom.
  • Prior experience training and retaining skilled accounting staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels of an organization.
  • Strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results.
  • Knowledge of employee relationship building and performance management techniques.
  • Ability to be a team player; support and assist team members.
  • Good judgment and decision-making capability.
  • Must be a reliable and conscientious self-starter.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staff Accountant
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Payroll Manager

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and speak or listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, and arms to operate personal computers, telephones, and other business-related equipment. The employee is rarely required to stand and walk.

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 10 pounds.

APPLICATION: Please send application materials (cover letter, resume/CV) and a list of three professional references to hr@hmri.org. No phone calls, please.

EEO POLICY:

HMRI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow
Posted 30 days ago
Post Date: November 8, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

SALARY LEVEL: Salary is determined based on MD/PhD receipt date according to a set salary schedule, which begins at $54,080.00 up to a maximum of $59,000.00 plus benefits.

SUMMARY:

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through patient-focused scientific research. Our brand-new state of the art laboratory anchors the biomedical corridor on South Fair Oaks in Pasadena. Our scientists' research focuses on the connection between the brain and heart, developing diagnostic tools to help treat common diseases of these vital organs that affect every family.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in studies of the role of cognitive functioning, how these processes help detect cognitively healthy individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology (CSF amyloid/tau levels). Our work has linked cognitive challenge processing (time-frequency analysis) to risk of dementia and we are both developing and evaluating non-invasive biomarkers to help identify those with AD pathologies. This basic and clinical research program uses state-of-the art tools including clinical, behavioral, EEG, MRI, biochemical, and behavioral studies. We are seeking someone to participate in these foundation and NIH-funded investigations who is familiar with cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology methodology (particularly EEG), and data analysis, and is interested in developing clinical research questions and optimizing analysis streams tailored to the study aims and populations. New approaches and ideas are encouraged, as are independent projects that dovetail with current studies. The position requires working closely with the PI, lab mates, and collaborators to design studies, acquire data, interpret findings, write papers, and develop, improve and apply data analytic techniques. Training in clinical research and in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of neuroimaging/neurophysiology data will be provided.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • PhD (or MD) in neuroscience, psychology, engineering or a related discipline and a strong research background are required. Ideal candidates would have extensive experience in data analysis, a background in computational neuroscience and/or signal processing and be proficient in Matlab/Python. The following are also beneficial: experience with EEG data analysis/methodology, background in cognitive neuroscience, experimental/neuropsychology and aging and AD; interest/experience with clinical populations; and experience in task design and analysis for cognitive experiments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good judgment and decision-making capability
  • Observes laboratory safety and security procedures
  • Uses laboratory equipment and materials properly
  • Must be a reliable and conscientious self-starter, with excellent attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and speak or listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, and arms to operate personal computers, telephones, other business-related equipment, and work near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles or toxic chemicals, bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

APPLICATION: Please send application materials (cover letter, resume/CV) and a list of three professional references to hr@hmri.org. No phone calls, please.

 

EEO POLICY:

HMRI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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