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Licensed Practical Nurse - Chicago

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-807584
  • Job Location: Chicago , IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 22, 2022
  • 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. 

 

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1st $500.00: after 30 days of employment

2nd $500.00: after 6 months of employment


Essential Duties:

  • 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.
  • Dispenses all medication under procedures set forth by FGC, SUPR, 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.
  • Must be available to travel if needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Schedule: Monday - Friday (6:15a - 2:45p) with rotating Saturdays

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 310 W. Chicago Ave. (Downtown) and 1220 S. Wood St. (U of I Mile Square)

 

 

 

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

Job Benefits:

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 paid holidays off are included in our PTO compensation package.