Are you interested in a career where you can have a meaningful contribution to the community and be a part of a team? Allendale Association is looking for people like you. For over 120 years, our mission has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome the overwhelming impact of severe emotional and behavior issues and trauma through services and programs that create opportunities for children to learn, grow and heal. Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility, is seeking a full time, Director of Health Services at our Lake Villa IL location. Candidate will plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services for residents and students. Responsible for implementation of both short and long-term strategic planning and forecasting for Heath Services and general management of the department. Also ensure adherence to professional standards of nursing, local and state laws including licensing and accreditation standards is a must.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an education assistance program within an environment that promotes professional growth. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download our application and email or send with a copy of your resume to:
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046
FAX: (847) 356-0290
Why work for Allendale?
Our staff get the chance to:
Receive outstanding trauma-informed training
Be a part of a strong and clinically-minded team
Challenge themselves daily
Enjoy great benefits
Working at Allendale can lead to:
Growing within the agency – the majority of our supervisors, directors and VP’s grew from within Allendale!
Gaining in-depth experience in the field and learn skills that will contribute to any other job
Responsible for implementation of both short and long-term strategic planning and forecasting for Health Services and general management of the department.
Plans, directs and oversees Health Services policies/procedures, operations, budgets, systems, and procedures.
Evaluates and coordinates medical and health services provided to residents and students ensuring the quality of services.
Responsible for providing leadership, training, evaluation, supervision, professional development and oversight of Health Services staff.
Oversees the coordination of medical care and works closely with all levels of internal and external contacts, referral sources and regulatory agency representatives.
Secures the procurement of medical physician contractors, medical clinics, labs and dental providers to provide medical and health care for residents/students. Oversees the maintenance and ordering of medical and pharmaceutical services.
Responds to and monitors physical health of clients during manual restraints per licensing and accreditation standards.
Provides input and assistance with regard to employee wellness activities which includes coordination of the annual employee flu shot clinic. Coordinates distribution of the survey for flu shots in April/May each year, compiles data and reports to appropriate continuous quality improvement committee, as per Joint Commission standards.
Oversees, trains, orients and provides onboarding support/training for new staff and retraining for existing staff.
Coordinates required training and documentation for “Waived Testing” for nursing staff. Maintain CLIA certificate waivers for both Illinois and Wisconsin.
Oversees and/or prepares various reports for internal/external program use and federal, state, and other accrediting, licensing and/or referral agencies as required/requested. Provides presentations and training to internal and external individuals and groups as required.
Reviews incident and medication error reports, employee injuries, and daily office visit logs; follows-up or provides retraining to staff as needed.
Oversees implementation and maintenance of client health information databases and submission of data for continuous quality improvement program purposes.
Manages and participates in continuous quality improvement activities such as the Joint Commission and COA accreditation and other continuous quality performance committee work.
Maintains current knowledge of industry trends. Maintains membership with appropriate professional organizations and represents the Agency to other organizations. Maintains working knowledge of federal and state regulations (DCFS, DHS and accreditation).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree in Nursing
Illinois and Wisconsin state RN licensure
CPR certification and Red Cross certification in first aid
Experience managing a health service office
Knowledge of Joint Commission standards, OSHA BBP rules, Illinois and Wisconsin Nursing Practice Acts, and Illinois and Wisconsin Code related to schools and health care
Masters Degree in Nursing
Experience working in a mental health and/or school environment
CareerBuilder related terms: Health Services, Nurse Management, Mentoring, Coaching, Counseling, Social Services, Social Work, Human Services, Children, Family, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Residential Treatment, Foster Care, Crisis Intervention, Psychology, Non-profit
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale's commun...ity based programs include an outpatient counseling center, foster care licensing, training and support, independent living/transition support and mentoring services. The institution has proudly served troubled adolescents since its founding in 1897 by Edward "Cap" Bradley, a young Princeton graduate interested in the plight of urban youth and the poor conditions under which they lived.View a video about Allendale here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sh1_k0VjQ