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Staff Nurse - Women's Residential Services (Flex) - Nurse Resident

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Nurse - Women's Residential Services (Flex)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.


As a Registered Nurse in our Women's Residential Program, this person is 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, administers medications, and reports supply needs to Nursing Coordinator.

Scheduled Hours:As needed

* $2.50 differential for working hours deemed eligible for shift and weekend premium

Essential Functions

* Acts as a triagenurse 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.
* Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs

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.
* Licensed in the state of Illinois as a Registered Nurse (RN) - 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 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. 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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