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Staff Nurse - Joliet

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-676635
  • Job Location: Joliet, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: March 29, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. (FGC), a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization treats and prevents substance abuse, as well as an array of other related problems is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse with some experience with drug treatment as well as clinical experience. Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interest in behavioral health. Our organization provides a comprehensive benefit package for full time employment that includes health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401k pension plan. Vacation, sick and personal days with 11 paid holidays off are included in our PTO compensation package.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Dispenses all medication uses at Family Guidance Centers under procedures set by DASA, DEA, and FDA. Monitors appropriateness of methadone and other medication dosages. Monitors physical well-being of clients and makes notes of specific findings. Confers with medical doctors on specific medical findings. Confers with counselors on cases as needed. Completes initial medical assessment results. Follows up on TB tests and reactive results. Follow up on recommendations and referrals made in medical visits. Update client records of prescriptions. Breathalyzing of clients as needed. Completes OASA reports of dispensing, methadone counts, and medical visits as needed. Complete nursing notes, doctors’ orders. Ensures safekeeping of methadone and other prescription medications. Participates In utilization review and quality assurance. Performs other nursing duties and attends daily rounds as assigned.

Other Duties: as assigned.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, you will be regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. You would be required the ability to lift files, open filling cabinets, and sit or stand as necessary. You would also be required to view a computer screen for long periods of time. Ability to communicate in English via phone, in writing, and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff patient families, and any outside patients.

1. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk, often up and down stairs. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands or fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to utilize a computer, phone, etc. for extended period of time and write or type notes for at least two (2) to four (4) hours per day.

3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm with Saturday rotation 7:30am -11:30pm

Number of Position Openings: 1

Start Date: ASAP

Salary Starting at $22.00 an hour

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. is a Drug Free Environment, An Equal Opportunity Employer

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience:Two years post degree experience in hospital or agency setting. Individual must possess good communication skills. General basic nursing and medical terminology knowledge. Must have knowledge of substance abuse pathology. Must have knowledge of all state and federal rules and regulations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: L.P.N. registered in the State of Illinois and certified in CPR