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Health Services Coordinator in Chicago, IL at Ada S McKinley

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

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Job Description

At Ada S. Mckinley we transform lives and strengthen communities. We are seeking talented individuals who will join us in furthering the mission of the agency which is to serve and bring lasting positive change to underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. Our staff is our most valued asset and as such we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, LTD, retirement, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement).

 

OVERVIEW

The mission of our Residential Services Department is to provide housing and living services to the disadvantaged and developmentally disabled. Our Residential Homes or Intermediate Care Facilities can house up to 15 individuals and CILA's or Community Integrated Living Facilities can house between 6-8 residents. Both options offer safe, small group environments where residents can learn the necessary life skills such as money management and personal care under the guidance of trained 24-hour staff. Included in these programs are pre-vocational and vocational and employment training that further strengthen their life skills and assist in enabling to live as independently as possible. 

 

Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, provides nursing services, staff training, consultation, health education, and health care coordination for clients living within a community residential setting.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates both the preventative and maintenance health programs for all clients.
  • Provides direct nursing care to clients in programs.
  • Obtains and evaluates all medical records.
  • Monitors and updates physical examinations, vision and hearing examinations, immunization records, and medical treatment plans.
  • Monitors health records of clients to insure that files are current and appropriate follow-up being implemented.
  • Records significant medical updates for all clients IHP’s.                                                                
  • Provides medication monitoring to clients receiving services. This includes completion of initial and annual updates of the Nursing Services Packet.
  • Provides training to designated staff in medication administration.
  • Provides consultation to staff on healthcare-related issues, medications, health screening, and any other health-related issues
  • May be required to serve on health-related committees.
  • May provide individual, group or family counseling as part of an IHP where physical issues are presenting problems.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities consistent with community health nursing as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:

Position requires a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois; two years of successful direct nursing with developmentally disabled adults. It is desirable that the individual have the requisite training and experience to qualify as a certified developmental disabilities registered nurse (CDDN).

Demonstrates the experiences, beliefs, attitude and awareness that indicates cultural sensitivity to the client population served.

Ability to partner with clients individually, in family, to help them mobilize resources and their inner capacity to address problems they face.

Ability to coordinate effectively with other team members, other Agency resources and outside services in addressing client needs.

This position requires the use of a personal auto, a valid driver’s license and a motor vehicle report acceptable to the Agency’s broker as well as having proof of current vehicle insurance. Must successfully complete criminal background check as determined by the State of Illinois Department of Human Services. Must clear a registry verification with the Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

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