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Psychiatric Nurse - ACT Waukegan - $5,000 Sign On Bonus - Psychiatric

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

Job Description:

Psychiatric Nurse - ACT Waukegan - $5,000 Sign On BonusGeneral Description

The (Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)program provide Intensive case management for adults with chronic, severe mental illness. Our team works to reduce hospitalizations, avoid nursing home placement, ensure basic needs are met, and maintain engagement in treatment while promoting harm reduction.

Psychiatric Nurse Key Responsibilities

* Calls in and follows up on medication refills.
* Consults with staff and clients and their families regarding medical and medication issues.
* Providing consultation to therapists and MDs.
* Reviews lab results and hospital test results.
* Refer clients to other county and state resources as needed.
* Some work is conducted in the field.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Education

* Associate's degree, five years of experience in psychiatric or behavioral health is required, or
* Bachelor's degree, (1)year of experience in psychiatric or behavioral health is required, or
* Master's degree and knowledge of psychiatric disorders and medications.

Scheduled Hours: 37.5 hours a week

* Monday-Friday (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

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.
* Participates in development and implementation of services for high-risk population in conjunction with other behavioral health staff and/or as directed by Program Coordinator.
* Provides medication administration and monitoring per MD orders.
* Provides ongoing case management services and follow up on medication refills.
* Consults with corresponding providers, specialists, hospitals as necessary for continuity of care
* Educates patients and families on medication administration, adherence, and side effects.
* 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.
* Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals.
* Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffings on assigned clients.
* Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others, individually or in group settings.
* Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
* Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources.

Supplemental Information

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 are looking for passionate, qualifiedteam members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community.

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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