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Psychiatric Nurse - Grand Ave. Outpatient - $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS - Psychiatric

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Psychiatric Nurse - Grand Ave. Outpatient - $5,000 SIGN ON BONUSGeneral 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.


You will be responsible for the care of high-risk clients and crisis intervention. Serves as liaison to community agencies. Participates in the development and/or assessment of treatment plans. Participates in the development of services for high-risk populations.

Scheduled Hours: 37.5 hours a week

* Monday to Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) Grand Ave.
* We also have FLEX/PRN openings. Click below to apply!
* FLEX/PRN:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakecountyil

Essential Functions

* Provides professional psychiatric nursing care related to physician's orders in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards, and administrative policies of the department.
* Provides aggressive outreach to hard-to-reach clients through home visits and appropriate treatment methods, if applicable to the program.
* Participates in the development and implementation of services for the high-risk population in conjunction with other behavioral health staff and/or as directed by Program Coordinator.
* Acts as liaison with pharmaceutical suppliers and representatives in acquiring, storing, and tracking medications.
* Provides ongoing case management services for a caseload at a level agreed upon by the supervisor.
* Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.
* Involved in quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis.
* Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
* Performs initial evaluations and assessments of potential clients regarding their appropriateness for participation in the program.
* May provide direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
* 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.
* Participates in the collection of client fees including completing forms for third-part coverage and discussing balances due with clients, as appropriate.
* Participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and seminars to facilitate professional growth and maintain licensure if required.
* Meets minimum productivity expectations.
* Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources.

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required

* Illinois Licensure as a registered professional nurse OR
* Illinois licensure by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of employment.
* With an Associate's degree, five years of experience in psychiatric or behavioral health nursing is required, or;
* With a Bachelor's degree, one year of experience in psychiatric or behavioral health nursing is required, or;
* With a Master's degree, no experience is required
* If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.

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, and 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 , Psychiatric Nurse - Grand Ave. Outpatient - $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS - Psychiatric, Healthcare , Waukegan, Illinois

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