2nd Shift LPN (Detox) in Chicago, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: SOUTHWOOD INTERVENTIONS

Compensation Base: $21.00

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Immediate Opening

LPN

Detox Unit

Southwood Interventions

5701 S. Wood St.

Chicago, IL

 

Shift: 3 PM - 11 PM (2nd Shift) 

 

Summary:  

We are seeking energetic, compassionate, hopeful LPNs to assist with detox admissions and provide patient care support during detoxification process including pre-screening, obtaining physical assessment data and health history, administering detox treatment plans, monitoring of patient, administering drugs, medications, treatments, and tests.

This position will be working with patients in a detox environment and will require candidates to be sensitive to difficulties of clients undergoing social and physical treatment in this environment. 

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies normal versus abnormal physical issues of patients and supports assessment.
  • Administers medications as indicated. Documents medication therapy and maintains appropriate records pertaining to controlled substances- (Dispensing Methadone and other detoxification medicines) 
  • Recognizes change in patient physical and emotional status and reports appropriate information to the appropriate personnel.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the purpose of medication in treatment and assesses the patient for anticipated actions. Contraindications and side effects.

Schedule:

  • 3 PM - 11 PM 

 

 

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements: 

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

 

  • Current licensure as a Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois and two years of experience; One to two years of experience working with chemically dependent or mentally ill patients preferred.
    • Other Qualifications:
      • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
      • Criminal clearances and background check.
      • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
      • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
    • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.