Staff Nurse (Addictions Treatment/Crisis Care Program)
Company: Lake County IL
Posted on: January 9, 2021
Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The
Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of
the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our
mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who
live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about
giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are
looking for you!About the Role:As a Staff Nurse in the Addictions
Treatment Program, you will be responsible for direct care of
clients to include, crisis intervention, triage on admission,
participation in developing treatment plans with clients, providing
emergency assessments for hospitalizations and reporting supply
needs to Nursing Coordinator. You will also administer medication
within scope of practice. This is a part-time evening position and
will require holidays and weekends.Location: 3002 Grand Avenue,
Waukegan, ILHours:Week 1: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday:
2:45pm - 11:15pmWeek 2: Friday and Tuesday: 2:45pm - 11:15pmSkills
- Acts as triage person for admissions to the program.
- Provides professional nursing care, including administering
medications, according to physician's orders in conformance with
recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards
and administrative policies of the department.
- Recognizes and interprets symptoms of clients' conditions,
reports to appropriate personnel and assists with remedial measures
for adverse developments.
- Maintains clinical charts including documentation of
observations, medications treatments; reports on the condition of
clients; observes and corrects, if possible, environmental factors
dealing with comfort and safety.
- Participates as a team member at staff interviews and provides
input regarding the stability of client's physical condition.
- Responsible for arranging clinic appointments, chest x-rays,
laboratory work and other medication appointments.
- Makes arrangements for medical transfer of patients to other
treatment facilities, as necessary.
- Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and
referrals, and documents, if necessary.Education, Qualifications,
- With an Associate's degree, two years in general nursing care
is required, plus one year of experience in chemical dependency is
- With a Bachelor's degree or diploma, one years experience in
general nursing care required, plus one year of experience in
chemical dependency/behavioral health field is preferred.
- Illinois licensure as a register professional nurse OR Illinois
licensure by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of
employment.About the Perks:Lake County offers a competitive salary
and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also
offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and
training program. Visit the Health Department page to get
additional information on why you should work for us.To learn more
about the department you will be working for, please visit the
Substance Abuse Program information page. If you would like to
learn more about our community impact and to see some of our
employees in action, please review this short video.Any offer of
employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a
background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a
pre-employment medical exam.The Lake County Health Department and
Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Required
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