Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!
About the Role:
Responsible for administering medications in the Addictions Treatment Program. 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.
Location: 3002 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL (ATP)
Hours: TBD to fill staff nurse vacancies as needed. Shifts vacancies are days, evening, and or over night with increments of 4 hours, 8 hours, or 12 hours.
Skills and Experience
- 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 WRS.
- Makes arrangements for medical transfer of patients to other treatment facilities, as necessary, if ATP/CCP or WRS.
- Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
Education, Qualifications, and Certification:
- With an Associate’s degree, one year of experience in chemical dependency is preferred
- With a Bachelor’s degree or diploma, year of experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field is preferred.
- If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.
About the Perks:
Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.
To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Addictions Treatment Program. To learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees please review this short video.
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.