Job Posting – Contact:
David Osborne Jr.
5710 N. Broadway St.
Who we are:
- Our Mission – Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), a behavioral health advocate and social service provider, offers quality, comprehensive customer-oriented services tailored to the diversity of its consumers.
- Our Vision – Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) will be, and will be recognized as, essential to the wellbeing of the communities we serve.
- Philosophy – C4 believes that people recovering from mental illness and emotional trauma are able to live, work and thrive in the community.
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) serves some of Chicago’s most vulnerable residents. We are a pioneer in building hope and breaking down barriers to healing-from the personal to the systemic—through an integrated, community approach.
You have an opportunity to be a part of a dramatic turnaround at C4 and creating strength in community. In the depths of multiple societal traumas for our clients—personal challenges, COVID-19, America’s racial reckoning, massive unemployment numbers—C4 also found itself in a management and financial crisis. With new leadership in place since June 2020, we have stabilized our financial position, improved cashflow, won new grants, increased staff productivity and morale, and hired over 50 new staff members! All of this is being achieved through a transparent, participatory process through engaging our Board of Directors, clients, employees and a variety of community partners.
What we offer:
- Competitive salary based upon relevant education and licensure
- Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and 403(b) plan (no match).
- National Health Service Corp (NHSC) loan forgiveness for qualifying clinicians
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
The ACT Nurse provides comprehensive case management and nursing services to C4 clients diagnosed with medical disorders and severe mental illness.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse in Illinois
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a hospital or clinic setting as a registered nurse
- Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- Personal vehicle, valid Illinois driver’s license, and insurable driving record required
Competencies (Minimum Skills, Knowledge, and Experience):
- Ability to provide routine nursing care to clients, including administration of STAT oral and injectable psychotropic medications, evaluation of physical condition, and measurement of vital signs
- Knowledge of infection control principles, and infection control policies and procedures that meet Joint Commission, OSHA, and CDC standards, as well as other federal, state, and local standards pertaining to infection control
- Knowledge of behavior management techniques
- Knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security regulations
- Demonstrated presentation skills
- Experience in training clinical staff
- Communication skills to include interpersonal, teamwork, and collaboration skills.
- Ability to be respectful of the diverse cultures of the people served and to provide culturally appropriate, competent and individualized treatment according to each client’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, and cultures
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides routine nursing care to clients including, but not limited to, administration of STAT oral and injectable psychotropic medication, evaluation of physical condition, and measurement of vital signs
- Facilitates supportive treatment intervention to maintain or enhance the client’s capacity for independent functioning such as phone consultation with pharmacies and prior authorization with third party insurers
- Interviews and evaluates clients to identify medical issues requiring urgent attention, such as hospitalization, or non-urgent follow up
- Provides medical referrals to clients and their families
- Assesses clients for indications of abuse
- Responds to requests for emergency medical care of clients within the facility
- Records and documents diagnostic evaluations and treatment following established agency policies and procedures
- Provides coverage to maintain clinical services as needed
- Works collaboratively with C4 staff, on call psychiatrist and on call medical MD
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor