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Flex Psychiatric Nurse Grand Ave. - Psychiatric

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

Flex Psychiatric Nurse Grand Ave.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 has been an essential part of the public health system in Lake County for 60 years.We are looking for passionate, qualifiedteam members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community.


Responsible for administering medications. Responsible for 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 program.

Essential Functions

1. Acts as triage person for admissions to the program.

2. 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.

3. Recognizes and interprets symptoms of clients' conditions, reports to appropriate personnel and assists with remedial measures for adverse developments.

4. Monitors the collection of urine specimens according to Standard precautions, if SAP.

5. 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.

6. Participates as a team member at staff interviews and provides input regarding the stability of client's physical condition.

7. Is responsible for arranging clinic appointments, chest x-rays, laboratory work and other medication appointments, if ATP/CCP or WRS.

8. Makes arrangements for medical transfer of patients to other treatment facilities, as necessary, if ATP/CCP or WRS.

9. Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.

10. Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffings on assigned clients.

11. Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.

12. Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.

13. Acquires and utilizes knowledge of LCHD/CHC database and word processing software and other equipment commensurate with position.

14. Participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and seminars to facilitate professional growth and maintain licensure if required.

15. Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources.

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required

1. With an Associate's degree, one year of experience in chemical dependency is preferred


2. With a Bachelor's degree or diploma, year of experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field is preferred.

3. If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.

Supplemental Information

You can find additional information aboutthe Lake County Health Department,our culture,and why you should join our teamathttps://lchdcareers.com.

As a public health department, we believe in the science, data, and power of vaccines, like the 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 vaccineunless 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, veteranstatus,and other protected characteristics.At this time, you must reside in either Illinois or Wisconsin to work for the Lake County Health Department.

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