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

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Nurse - Addictions Treatment & Crisis Care Programs - $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 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.

As a Staff Nurse in our Addictions Treatment and Crisis Care Programs,you will be 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, administers medications, and reports supply needs to Nursing Coordinator.

Scheduled Hours: 37.5 - 40 hours a week

* Hours per week vary.
* Your shift choice is to be discussed during your interview.
* $2.50 shift differential for working hours deemed eligible for shift and weekend premium
* We also have PART-TIME openings. Click below to apply!
* PART TIME: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakecountyil

* We also have FLEX/PRN openings. Click below to apply!
* FLEX/PRN: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakecountyil

Starting salary is determined based on candidate 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, if SAP.
* 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.
* Participates as a team member at staff interviews and provides input regarding the stability of client's physical condition.
* Is responsible for arranging clinic appointments, chest x-rays, laboratory work and other medication appointments, if ATP/CCP or .
* Makes arrangements for medical transfer of patients to other treatment facilities, as necessary.
* Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, as 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's 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.

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required

* With an Associate's degree, two years in general nursing care is required, plus one year of experience in chemical dependency is preferred
* With a Bachelor's degree or diploma, one years experience in general nursing care required, plus one year of experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field is preferred.
* Illinois Licensure as a register professional nurse
* Illinois licensure by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of employment.
* 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 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 vaccine unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption.

At this time, you must reside in either Illinois or Wisconsin to work for the Lake County Health Department. 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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