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Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Glenview, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $18 to $20 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life insurance,
Job Description
Since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse has been a leader in comprehensive vision care and social services that improve the quality of life for patients, clients and their families. Our social enterprises provide meaningful career opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment, while earning revenues to supplement Lighthouse programs and services.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist is responsible for providing the highest level of customer service.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: This position holds no direct supervisory responsibility.
  • Greets and welcomes patients, program participants, retail store customers, clients, visitors, donors, staff members, etc. in a courteous and professional manner, reflecting a positive and helpful agency image; notifies appropriate staff of their arrival and helps to capture/maintain program attendance
  • Answers incoming phone calls, retrieves voice messages and returns all phone calls by the end of the business day they are received;
  • Offers on-going assistance to guests providing direction within Chicago Lighthouse North and responds appropriately to their specialized needs;
  • Assists with retail store operations as needed.
  • Prepares and packs items to be shipped;
  • Answers customers questions and makes proper referrals when necessary;
  • Inputs customer demographics into appropriate databases;
  • Assists in inventory process;
  • Provides referrals to Lighthouse programs, DHS and other appropriate community services;
  • Files and scans patient charts as needed;
  • Organizes and maintains paperwork, referral letters, information sheets, and vouchers for appropriate action;
  • Coordinates paperwork and mailings as needed;
  • Responds to requests for medical information in a timely manner, abiding by all HIPAA requirements;
  • Assists as needed with registration, collecting demographic and insurance information, accurately entering them into patients medical record & computer file, and scans any necessary documentation;
  • Collects payments for deductibles, co-payments and non-covered services, such as refraction fees, at point of service;
  • Under the direction of the VP, assists with special activities and programs as needed;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required; some college preferred;
  • More than 2 years of experience as a receptionist in an office or health care clinic setting;
  • Good working knowledge or willing to learn about low vision aids, devices, and technologies;
  • Excellent computer skills including Internet, Word, Excel and experience with patient scheduling program preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer orientation, and ability to interact with a variety of internal and external customers required;
  • Ability to cooperatively problem solve with various departments;
  • Good organizational skills and patience while handling multiple demands necessary;
  • Commitment to our mission of providing opportunities for people who are blind, visually impaired, multi-disabled and veterans is essential.

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer in full compliance with local, state, and federal Civil Rights & Affirmative Action laws. The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired maintains a strong policy of accommodation and a consistent practice of employing qualified individuals with disabilities. All applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, military status, order of protection status or unfavorable discharge from military service.
Company Description
The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities. Recognized as a pioneer in innovation since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse provides vision rehabilitation services, education, employment opportunities and assistive technology for people of all ages.



Glenview, IL
60025 USA




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