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West Loop Campus
Job link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=e4162d97-8202-4b9b-8a7d-f4cf54b059f3&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US
The Nurse will manage the medication system for 134 bed residential treatment facility on two campuses. To lead educational efforts that support the healthy development of adolescents.
The Schedule for the position will be 3 days at the West Loop Campus and 2 days at the Walsh Campus with 2 evening shifts per week (12-8pm or 1-9pm).
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer
• Current valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
• Associate degree or bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing education program
• High ethical standards
• Ability to work in a high energy, dynamic environment
• Must be able to work at both campuses (1140 W. Jackson Blvd/Chicago, IL 60607 and 11600 S. Longwood Dr./Chicago, IL 60643) and be able to provide own reliable transportation to locations
• Knowledgeable about state and federal laws related to health information including HIPAA and MHDDCA
• Work a flexible schedule to accommodate shifting needs, with the ability to work a minimum of two nights per week, until at least 9:00 p.m.
• Ability to prioritize demanding workload and set firm boundaries around capacity
• Ability to make decisions independently and collaboratively with teams and guardians
• Familiarity with moderate mental health diagnoses and treatment
• Possess strong understanding of the psychosocial and environmental factors that impact youth seeking residential treatment
• Is open and respectful of cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and is willing and competent to work with a diverse client population.
• Flexibility to provide support outside normal work hours when necessary.
• Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Possess a valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services.
• Maintain active crisis intervention and CPR/First-Aid/AED Certifications throughout employment with the Agency.
• Regular and predictable attendance.
• Promote overall mission, value and goals of the Agency.
• Responsible for collaborating with Agency leadership and clinicians to manage the medication system for the Agency, including oversight of Agency’s medication policy and procedure
• Oversee administration of medication to ensure complete, accurate and timely documentation of all medications received and dispensed
• Serve as main point of contact with contracted pharmacy, including placement of pharmacy orders and troubleshooting issues as they arise
• Ensure teams, youth and guardians are aware of side effects of medications youth are taking
• Manage the receipt of medication shipments and proper disposal of medications
• Support entry of prescriptions in a timely and accurate manner to the Agency’s electronic health record system
• Review dispensation records on a regular basis to ensure compliance with policies and procedures
• Perform quality assurance checks of medication carts and supplies, including proper labeling of all medications
• Ensure adequate stock of OTC medications and supplies for each program
• Support packaging of medication for offsite trips
• Consult with Academy teams on providing required medical documentation to schools
• Provide consultation to individual coworkers and teams on how to best support youth affected by ongoing medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma
• Assess youth with injuries or illnesses to recommend appropriate treatment/follow-up
• Consult as needed with the on-call physician/psychiatrist, Clinical Director and VP-Youth Programs as needed/requested
• Establish yourself as a trusted resource for youth regarding confidential/sensitive medical questions
• Consult with the Admissions team and programs to create appropriate action plans for treatment of known medical conditions (i.e. asthma, diabetes, severe allergies)
Health Education and Training
• Lead the effort to implement developmentally appropriate curriculum about human development, sexual education and health, nutrition, and hygiene
• Facilitate Medication Leader and Administrator trainings
• Become a trainer for CPR/First Aid
• Lead Agency wellness committee
• Participate in evaluation of health and wellness activities to ensure quality and effectiveness