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Registered Nurse 
Location: Mount Prospect
Benefits Offered: Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
Employment Type: Full Time

 Search is looking to hire a Registered Nurse to be a part of a team of professionals to bring quality, care to adults with disabilities. Our Nurses have the extraordinary ability to change lives and empower others to do the same.

Minimum Requirements

  • Unencumbered Illinois professional nurse license,
  • RN license with one of the last five years being clinical nursing experience,
  • Licensed Practical Nurse license is acceptable if the nurse is also a Registered Professional Nurse,
  • Basic computer proficiencies,
  • Ability to lift up to 44lbs,
  • Ability to perform basic physical moves such as kneeling, reaching, crouching, bending, and twisting,
  • Familiarity with applicable regulations and standards, including DHS Rules116, 115, and 50,
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance,
  • Complete the DHS Nurse-Trainer class and achieve a passing grade on the exam within three months of hire,
  • Pass CPR and First Aid within one month of hire.

Preferred Experience

  • DHS approved Nurse-Trainer certification in Illinois,
  • Two years of experience working with individuals with intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Mission Statement and agency values of Search,
  • Demonstrate kindness, courtesy, flexibility, responsiveness and consistency in meeting individual and program needs,
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities by working cooperatively with Search colleagues, encouraging teamwork, respecting differing viewpoints, and demonstrating the ability to solve problems creatively from an agency-wide perspective,
  • Present yourself in a professional manner as a representative of Search to individuals, family members, guardians, medical professionals, community members, and representatives from affiliated agencies,
  • Actively participate and contribute to assigned committees and task forces,
  • Manage assigned work-load effectively by meeting established deadlines,
  • Maintain compliance with personnel policies as stated in the Employee Handbook,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Corporate Compliance policy including the employee work rules and state/federal regulations such as DHS Rules 120, 119, 116, 115, 50, and other applicable state and federal laws,
  • Collaborate with Search staff, doctor’s offices, and other IDT members about medical and pharmacy services for individuals receiving services from Search,
  • Assist with the ordering, receipt, and distribution of medications as ordered by physicians,
  • Work with pharmacy to communicate when individuals are not receiving services, are discharged, or when there are new admissions,
  • Complete monthly MAR reconciliation (pre and post), facilitate monthly medication check in, and resolve issues with pharmacy regarding prior authorizations, medication orders, and missing medications,
  • Monitor medications and treatments for side effects, toxicity, therapeutic results and provide coordination for follow-up as needed,
  • Annually, ensure that all residential staff are trained to administer medications according to DHS Rule 116 guidelines, and all required documentation associated is submitted within two business days,
  • Lead the medication error reporting process, submit reports to administration, and retrain staff when necessary,
  • Complete annual nursing assessments, and the online Health Risk Screening Tool by their due dates,
  • Administer medications when required,
  • Prepare medical summaries for the interdisciplinary team as assigned,
  • Prepare monthly medical reports in an accurate and timely manner,
  • Complete laboratory requisitions as scheduled,
  • Complete incident reports according to policy,
  • Participate in weekly on-call rotation,
  • Complete all CEU’s within required timeframe,
  • Advocate for individual rights and services,
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • EOE

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 Considerations

All employees and visitors must wear a mask and monitor for symptoms. PPE and assistance obtaining the COVID vaccine are provided.

Search empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community and lead rich, rewarding lives. Search provides a wide range of flexible, personalized services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These include supported living arrangements, adult learning and employment programs, as well as medical, behavioral, therapy and home-based services.

Outstanding Services, Life-Changing Experiences

Search makes a promise to each person we serve to provide exceptional services and truly memorable experiences that inspire and empower. This is reflected by our vision of a world where all people live, learn, work and play alongside one another, bringing their unique abilities to the community.

Search is a community-based nonprofit

Our programs serve more than 600 people and their families annually at locations stretching from the southwest side of Chicago to the northern suburbs of Waukegan and Mount Prospect. Search has provided high-quality services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 50 years.

Experienced and Certified

Search, Inc. is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and is accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).

CQL accreditation means Search has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that we meet rigorous guidelines for service and quality -- an endorsement that Search conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you.

Leadership

Our board of directors is a dedicated group of some of Illinois finest business, community and civic leaders. Through their dedication and service we are able to provide people with intellectual disabilities the quality of life they so truly deserve.

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