NURSE MANAGER in Chicago, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/26/2018

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Welcome to Southwood Interventions

Southwood is located on the south side of Chicago, servicing adult male and female substance users from all over the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs. We offer a full continuum of services from detox, to residential, and outpatient programming.

Southwood Interventions

5701 S. Wood St.

Chicago, IL 60636


This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Medical Department.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Serves as a resource on healthcare treatment issues and provide guidance.
  • Supervises the medical department to ensure high quality patient care which includes scheduling and training assigned employees, evaluating their performance, developing action plans, and implementing corrective action as required.
  • Directs quality and performance improvement activities to meet standards and enhance the strategic planning for the organization, which includes assisting Performance Improvement staff to develop and maintain management systems and statistical databases to provide leadership with information and analysis to be used in planning and decision-making regarding resource utilization.
  • Monitors Risk Management activities for the facility and monitors the behavioral healthcare activities to ensure JCAHO accreditation and state, federal, or other regulatory standards are maintained.
  • Adheres to all regulations surrounding confidentiality, treatment expectations, and program development.
  • Serves as the infection control officer for the facility which includes monitoring the infection control activities and reporting significant findings to the Medical Director. 


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Current licensure as Registered Nurse in the state in which this position is located.
  • Three (3) years of nursing experience, including at least one year as a nurse manager or director.  Experience working with substance abusers required.
  • Experience in the management of multi-disciplinary clinical programs and delivery of services in a multi-cultural environment is desirable. 
  • Ability to plan strategically and manage change. 
  • Knowledge of pertinent accreditation bodies such as JCAHO is desirable. 
  • Ability to compose a variety correspondence such as memorandums, letters, agendas, or summaries, in a clear and concise manner.  May be required to proofread the work of others and suggest changes when necessary.
  • Ability to speak clearly when interacting with others in person or while on the telephone.  Must be able to ask questions when assignments are unclear or ambiguous.  Must be able to communicate with staff, officials, clients and the general public.
  • Ability to complete assignments accurately and within the given deadlines.  Must be able to plan accordingly when deadlines of current projects change.
  • Ability to work independently and in group settings.  Must be willing to lead the work of others.
  • Working knowledge of all software applications used by the supported group.  This typically includes using word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, charts and database software applications.  Must be able to determine when various software applications should be integrated together when completing assignments.  In addition, must be able to functionally use any other software applications that are unique to the business unit where this position operates.
  • Working knowledge of various equipment typically found in an office environment.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • At least twenty-one (21) years of age
    • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI)
    • Non-communicable diseases physical exam
    • Valid driver's license
    • Valid registered vehicle insurance 


Equal Opportunity Employer