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SSM Health Office Assistant, Home Health in Mount Vernon, Illinois


At SSM Health at Home, we offer a range of services – all with one goal: to keep our patients as safe and independent as possible at home.

Our mission and values put the patient first and place you in a position to improve each day. The ­­­­­­­­­­­Office Assistant is as important as any other function in the healthcare delivery system. You serve as the ambassador of service between the patient and SSM Health.

We are currently hiring for a caring, compassionate person looking for an opportunity to work in the healthcare industry! This position will work within the Home Health department and previous experience in healthcare is preferred!

Hours include: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM


  • Performs duties under supervision and within well established guidelines.

  • Greets patients/residents or visitors, answers/screens/routes telephone calls, files, distributes mail and performs other general clerical duties.

  • May provide assistance with programs/software for Providers. May assemble and maintain patient charts.

  • Responsible for making copies, answering phones, making appointments, and maintaining records.

  • May be responsible for maintaining office inventory including ordering su pplies. Ensures that office equipment is in good working order and requests repairs or maintenance as needed.

  • Communicates with patients/residents, families, physicians and other healthcare team members about patient/resident care according to protocol.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • One year of experience


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.