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Registered Nurse

Chicago, IL

West Loop Campus


Rosalinda Masson

[email protected]


Job Description:

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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. 

This is a full-time position working at both campuses

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.



Medication Oversight
• 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

Physical Health
• 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

02/26/2019 05/26/2019



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