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LPN, Detox Unit in Chicago, Illinois at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:
    6/14/2019

Job Description

Facility: SOUTHWOOD INTERVENTIONS

Compensation Base: $22.00 per hour

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:



    • Tues- Friday 3-11.
        
      Sat. 11 pm-7 am 

      Off Sunday and Monday.


 

 

 

Job Requirements

 




Minimum Requirements: 


  • 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.



    • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.