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Nurse, ACT, Chicago, IL


Organization: Thresholds
Category: Nurse
Location: Chicago, IL
Date Job Posted: January 8, 2021
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Description

Would you like to use your skills in the community where people need you, while you collaborate with community support workers to provide true integrated care? Consider joining our innovative team as a Nurse! For decades, Thresholds has provided direct mental health and substance use treatments in Chicago’s communities. The Nurse is part of a team that provides mental health services directly to our members; within that team, the nurse will assess patients, administer medication, and provide education for the patient.

Take advantage of our excellent orientation and training programs to learn the latest in evidence based clinical practices, ethics, and cultural humility. At Thresholds, one of Chicago’s award winning best workplaces, we offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, participation in the public service loan forgiveness program, and opportunities for growth and continuing education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Visits members at their homes or in the community to assess medical and psychosocial needs. Provides services according to nursing standards and monitors clinical status and response to treatment.
  • Provides consultation to clinical team regarding members' medical issues. Serves as a resource for the clinical team on general medical issues.
  • Works closely with all consulting psychiatrists and medical doctors as assigned. This may include but is not limited to: medication administration, scheduling appointments and coordinating care as indicated by the members’ service plans.
  • Provides education about available resources or options available to the members and assist in the application process.
  • Advocates and assists with problem solving to help the client access support from their community and/or family.
  • Works cooperatively with inpatient hospital staff, keeping logs and other records of all contacts as required by agency practice. Performs and participates in crisis intervention when necessary.
  • May be required to be on call for emergency response coverage.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of nursing required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Daily access to a personal vehicle.
  • Current and valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to provide transportation to members of the program.
  • Must obtain and maintain liability car insurance of:
    • $100,000 per person bodily injury
    • $300,000 per accident
    • $100,000 property damage
  • Experience working with persons diagnosed with mental illness preferred.
  • Computer skills required, including knowledge of database functions and maintenance

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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