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Hiring Organization Family Guidance Center Inc
Post Name License Practical Nurse
Qualification Two years of post-degree experience in a hospital or agency setting preferred
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 30 To USD 34 Per Hour
Location ChicagoIllinoisUnited States 60624

Job Description:

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. (FGC), a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization that treats and prevents substance abuse, as well as an array of other related problems, is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse with experience. Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interest in behavioral health

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 a 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.

Experience and Skills:

  • Education and/or Experience: Two years of post-degree experience in a hospital or agency setting preferred. 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 required

Job Benefits:

Our organization provides a comprehensive benefits 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.

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