Independent application of the nursing process, comprehensive case management services to clients (individuals and/or families) in the home and a variety of community settings. Participates in orientation, program development, community assessment, and quality assurance/improvement.
Location: 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL
Hours: Monday - Friday (8:30am - 4:30pm) *Occasional some Saturdays*
Skills and Experience
•Participates in on-going assessment of health needs of population and individuals, and develops plans with clients and other health professionals to meet identified needs.
•Implements outcome oriented nursing process (assessment of community, family, client health needs, formulates goals with client, develops, implements, and evaluates care plan and client’s progress) for clients in assigned geographic area or clinics.
•Confers with other members of multidisciplinary health care team, community services and organizations to develop and modify care plans for clients.
•Effectively manages assigned caseload, including timely and appropriate contact with clients and provision of needed interventions.
•Maintains complete timely, accurate, and concise documentation of nursing interventions and outcomes. Compiles interagency/intra-agency reports as required.
•Maintains current knowledge in maternal, child and adolescent health trends, issues and applies it to practice.
•Participates in clinical case conferences, staff meetings, in-services, committees, and orientation of staff and students, as appropriate.
•Provides health education in clinic settings or community groups and interprets Health Department services as appropriate.
•Serves as a resource to other staff, health care providers and the community in the management of multidisciplinary situations related to public health issues.
•Directs and monitors ancillary staff activities and assigned duties.
•Interprets for staff and client families if bilingual.
Program Specific Functions
•To perform community assessment and to participate in developing or improving programs to meet identified needs.
•To independently perform physical and psychosocial assessment of individuals and/or families.
•To independently implement nursing process and evaluate outcome of interventions.
•To independently adapt nursing care to unique and differing environments with consideration to individual’s and family’s spiritual and cultural perspectives.
•To organize day-to-day activities and responsibilities in a cost effective manner.
•To problem solve and act independently in a crisis and/or a complex and unfamiliar situation.
•To communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Requires a Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing or an Associate Degree in Nursing with recent OB or pediatric nursing experience
•Experience: One year of recent experience as a registered nurse in an acute care setting or a public health agency
•Licensure: Current Illinois licensure as a registered professional nurse or Illinois license by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of employment; valid driver’s license
•Requires access to privately owned and insured vehicle during working hours
•Maintain CPR certification
Waukegan, Illinois , 60085
Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center
Sep 13th, 2019