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Staff Nurse - Women's Residential Services - Nurse Resident

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Nurse - Women's Residential ServicesGeneral Description

As the largest human service provider in Lake County, we believe that services must be available without barriers. No residents are turned away due to the inability to pay. We believe in providing services in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination or bias. Whether assuring accessible and effective care, impacting policy, or assessing and monitoring risks, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center have been an essential part of the public health system in Lake County for 60 years. We are looking for passionate, qualified team members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community.

Summary

Responsible for administering medications. Responsible for the direct care of clients, including crisis intervention and triage on admission, participates in developing treatment plans with clients, provides emergency assessment for hospitalizations, and reports supply needs to Nursing Coordinator, if applicable to the program.

Scheduled Hours: 40 hours a week

* Week 1: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Saturday
* Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - Friday
* This schedule is temporary to meet the needs of the program. Once the PT RN is hired it will switch to Monday - Friday days only.
* $2.50 differential for working hours deemed eligible for shift and weekend premium

Starting salary is determined based on the candidate's qualifications.

Essential Functions

* 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.
* Monitors the collection of urine specimens according to Standard precautions, of SAP.
* Maintains clinical charts including documentation of observations, and 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 the client's physical condition.
* Is responsible for arranging clinic appointments, chest x-rays, laboratory work, and other medication appointments.
* Makes arrangements for the medical transfer of patients to other treatment facilities, as necessary.
* Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
* Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing on assigned clients.
* Provides education and direction to clients, family members, and/or significant others.

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required

* Associate's degree, two years in general nursing care is required, plus one year of experience in chemical dependency is preferred - OR -
* 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.

Supplemental Information

You can find additional information about the Lake County Health Department, our culture, and why you should join our team at https://lchdcareers.com.

As a public health department, we believe in the science, data, and power of vaccines, like influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, to protect against and prevent illness. Therefore, we require all Health Department staff to receive the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the annual influenza vaccine unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon 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. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Keywords: Lake County IL, Waukegan , Staff Nurse - Women's Residential Services - Nurse Resident, Healthcare , Waukegan, Illinois

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