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CU is a nonprofit that offers opportunities for individuals with disabilities to work in the community. We offer work opportunities for STAFF and CLIENTS. 

We define a CLIENT as someone who is qualified to work in the AbilityOne Vocational Training Program. To qualify you must be an individual with a documented disability. 

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ON CALL Nurse

Department: Residential Options
Location: Alton, IL
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Client or Staff: Staff
Position Hours: ON CALL

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Responsible for providing on call nursing services to up to 135 Residents with developmental disabilities or mental illness living in group homes which provide opportunities for them to live in a home-based environment—achieving the highest level of independence possible.

 


Position Functions:

 1.Resident Relations Promote a culture of person-centered services that advances the Company’s mission to provide quality care and services in a community-based setting to individuals with disabilities. Ensure a high rate of resident satisfaction. Ensure the health and safety needs of all residents are met by providing nursing services to resident 

2.Provide Nursing Services and Oversee the Health and Safety Needs of Residents Plan, organize, and supervise the delivery of care to residential residents. Complete assessments as assigned by DON. Visit Residents to assess their current condition and assist in healthcare planning when needed. Review all labs and forward to the prescribing physician for review as needed. Communicate effectively with physicians & service providers regarding Resident care. Order medical supplies as needed.

3.Maintain and Review Documentation; Audit for Compliance Maintain records per regulation.   Ensure that each facility meets state, federal, CARF and any governing agency’s regulatory guidelines.

4.On-Call Services Provide on-call services to assigned group homes from 3pm to 7am Monday through Friday and scheduled weekends/evenings. Respond to calls within fifteen (15) minutes. Answer calls in a timely manner and provide on-site services as required within 24 hours. Follows through with reported problems and communicates them to supervisor/primary care nurse.

5.General Administrative Support Train direct care staff on Basic Health and Safety, Medication Administration (if Nurse Trainer certified), and other health related topics as required per the Director of Nursing.  


Position Requirements: 

  • Illinois Professional Registered Nurse (RN) License and be certified as a Nurse Trainer by DHS (or obtain DHS certification within 2 months)
  • 1 Year of RN experience. Experience working with people with developmental disabilities or mental illness helpful, but not required.
  • RN License and Nurse Trainer license from DHS.  CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and DSP training, including medication administration, provided by the company must be successfully completed within the first 4 months to be certified. Passing CPR and CPI training is also required annually.
  • Must pass state required TABE literacy assessment prior to employment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

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