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License Practical Nurse - Des Plaines

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-710773
  • Job Location: Des Plaines, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 08, 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; however NEW GRADS WELCOME. 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 include:

  • Processes patients from assessment to discharge in both medication assisted treatment and drug free treatment programming.
  • Processes medical alerts using SAMMS software; documents all services performed in their appropriate service categories.
  • Dispense all medication under procedures set forth by FGC, OAC, CSAT and the DEA.
  • Monitors the appropriateness of methadone and medication dosages.
  • Monitors the physical & mental health well-being of patients and documents findings.
  • Confers with the program physician on specific findings.
  • Confers with counselor on cases as needed and completes caseload assignments.
  • Completes initial nursing assessment documentation.
  • Follows up on TB screening process.
  • Follows up on medical referrals.
  • Updates patient prescription records.
  • Understands methadone accounting reports of dispensing and understands safekeeping procedures for methadone/other medications.
  • Completes nursing notes and accurately processes physician orders.
  • Participates in Utilization Review and Performance Improvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 6:15am to 2:45pm with 2-3 Saturdays per month

Number of Position Openings: 1

Location: 484 Lee Street

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’ experience in hospital or in-patient setting preferable. Individual must possess good communication skills with basic nursing knowledge. Knowledge of substance abuse pathology preferred. Must have knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: R.N. or L.P.N. licensed in the State of Illinois, successful completion of medication and certified in CPR