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Residential Nurse (RN) - $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS! - Nurse Resident

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Residential Nurse (RN) - $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!General Description

As a Residential Nurse in our Addictions Treatment Program (ATP), you will have the opportunity to support our clients with substance use disorders. ATP provides a safe, structured environment for stabilization and rehabilitation, and an intensive recovery support structure, including aftercare planning

As a residential nurse, you will be responsible for direct care of clients, including crisis intervention and triage on admission, participating in developing treatment plans with clients, and providing emergency assessments for possible hospitalizations. Activities include nursing care to people with mental health and/or substance use diagnoses in a 24-hour behavioral health residential program,intake assessments, administering medications, and ongoing medical care. Additionally, this role is responsible for supporting medical and psychiatric providers on the unit.

Scheduled Hours: 40 hours a week

* Weekday flexible
* Saturday every other week

Essential Functions

* Provides triage and medical screening for admissions to the program.


* Providesprofessionalnursingcare,includingadministeringmedications,accordingtoprovider'sordersinconformancewithrecognizednursingtechniquesandprocedures,establishedstandards, andadministrativepoliciesofthedepartment.


* Recognizesandinterpretssymptomsofclients'conditions,reportstoappropriatepersonnel, andassistswithremedialmeasuresforadversedevelopments.


* Conducting point-of-care testing.


* Monitorsthecollectionofurinespecimensaccordingtostandardprecautions.


* Maintains clinical charts including documentation of observations, and medication treatments; reports on the condition of clients; observes and corrects, if possible, environmental factors dealing with comfort and safety.


* Participatesinstaffmeetingsandprovidesinputregardingtheclient'sphysicalcondition.


* Isresponsibleforarrangingclinicappointments,chestx-rays,laboratorywork, andothermedicalappointments.


* Makesarrangementsformedicaltransferofpatientstoothertreatmentfacilities,asnecessary.


* Respondstoinquiries,givesappropriateinformationandreferrals,anddocuments,ifnecessary.


* Involvedinqualityimprovementactivitiesonanongoingbasis.


* Takesapersonalstakeinthesuccessoftheprogram.


* Focusesonclientempowermentinprovidingtreatment,seekingtoassistclientstobuildonstrengthsinaddressingtreatmentneeds.


* Facilitateswithclientsandcollaborateswiththetreatmentteamtodevelop,review, andupdatetreatmentgoalsandreferralsbothinternallyandexternally.


* Organizesandparticipatesintreatment-relatedclinicalconferencesandstaffingsonassignedclients.


* Provideseducationanddirectiontoclients,familymembers, and/orsignificantothers.


* Takesresponsibilityfortraininginanddocumentingclinicalchartrequirementstomeetprogramandstatestandards.


* Mayassistintheorientationandtrainingofnewstaff.


* Participatesinstaffmeetings,in-servicetraining,andseminarstofacilitateprofessionalgrowthand maintainlicensureifrequired.


* Mustmeetminimumproductivityexpectations.


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


* Assists in facilitating transportation of clients.



Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required

* Illinois Licensure as a registered professional nurse.
* With an Associate's degree, two years experience in general nursing care is required, plus one year of experience in behavioral health is preferred OR;
* With a Bachelor's degree or diploma, one year's experience in general nursing care is required, plus one year of experience in the behavioral health field is preferred.

Supplemental Information

You can findadditionalinformation 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 to protect against and prevent illness. Therefore,we require all Health Department staff to receive 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 mustresidein either Illinois or Wisconsin to work for the Lake County Health Department.

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