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Staff Nurse - Addictions Treatment & Crisis Care Programs - $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Nurse - Addictions Treatment & Crisis Care Programs (Part-Time) - $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!General 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.


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:

* 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
* Hours per week vary.
* Every other weekend is required.
* $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, if ATP/CCP or WRS.
* Makes arrangements for medical transfer of patients to other treatment facilities, as necessary, if ATP/CCP or WRS.
* Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents if necessary.
* Involved in quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis.
* Takes a personal stake in the success of the program.
* Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
* 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.
* Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
* May assist in the orientation and training of new staff.
* Participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and seminars to facilitate professional growth and maintain licensure if required.
* Must meet minimum productivity expectations.
* Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources.
* Assists in facilitating transportation of clients.

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 year experience in general nursing care required, plus one year of experience in the 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.

When you become a Lake County employee, you will be helping to provide our county residents, business owners, and visitors with exceptional services that promote a safe and healthy community while enhancing economic vitality.

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.

Your 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.

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