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Charge Nurse in Lemont, IL at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lemont, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    12/1/2018

Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Oversee a unit or work group for a specified shift.

Provide direct care for patients as well as monitor and coordinate other nurses and members of the staff on the daily medical or behavioral health care activities of the unit.

Schedule staff to ensure full coverage at all times and to ensure effective application of services.

Lead, guide and train employees performing work.

Oversee and provide direct nursing evaluation, consultation and other related care to patients as required.

Coordinate services and maintain communication with other departments or staff as required.

Oversee quality assurance activities and compliance to operational standards, participate in program development, development or implementation of operating policy and procedure and promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices as requested.

Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, case managers, coworkers and others in an effective manner.

Complete and maintain required documentation.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Minimum two or more years’ experience in nursing practice. Two or more years’ experience in behavioral health/psychiatric/addiction recovery environment (inpatient or outpatient) preferred. Minimum one year supervisory or charge nurse experience preferred.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

Current RN license within the state where facility is providing service. First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

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