To execute the delivery of nursing care to patients withdrawing from drugs and alcohol and requiring substance abuse treatment and healthcare; to facilitate best clinical practices with a team of Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and clinical psychologists.
The position if part of a staff team integrating primary care into treatment services for patients suffering from acute withdrawal symptoms, substance use disorders, and co-existing mental illnesses. The position will monitor the health of the patients, review and monitor medications, provide health screens and education, coordinate care with the agency psychiatrist, and assist in providing healthcare services when necessary.
Provide direct healthcare screening and maintenance
Treat common Illnesses
Make referrals to medical services as needed according to physician orders, the nursing care plan, or established protocols
Follow up with medical providers when patients are referred for care and integrate any prescribed and/or recommended treatment regimens into treatment plans
Educate patients on health issues related to mental health and substance abuse
Maintain confidentiality of protected patient information and protect patient rights regarding compliance with all legal and licensure requirements
Conduct self in a professional manner and in compliance with unit and facility policies
Initiate emergency support measures (i.e., CPR, protects patients from injury)
Maintain patient care supplies, unit equipment and program environment
Take part in trainings offered by Haymarket Center in order to stay current with the latest treatment practices and keep up with recent developments in best clinical practices
Performs duties that are part of the program guidelines or have been requested by the Clinical Director
Supervise the Medically-Monitored Detox team.
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed under the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65] with at least one year of clinical experience in a mental health setting or a master's degree in psychiatric nursing.
About Haymarket Center
Comprehensive Treatment for Substance Use Disorders.
Chicago's largest provider of treatment for substance use disorders with over 30 clinical programs delivered through a six-story, three building complex located in the West Loop area of Chicago