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LPN (Detox) 2nd shift


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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

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 employees state of residence.
Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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