Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is looking for an experienced Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).
As a Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurse (APN), you will provide direct clinical care to clients, including ordering of lab tests, counseling of patients, developing treatment plans and prescribing medication. You will work with your collaborating physician as assigned at one or more clinical facilities at the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center.
Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for clients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis.
Clinically examine and assess client needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly.
Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for clients with complex needs.
Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan.
Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to client needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice.
Work with clients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments. Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions.
Prioritize health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the client in complex, urgent or emergency situations.
Support clients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care.
As an employee of the Lake County Health Department you will enjoy:
National Health Service Corps & Illinois Rural Scholars Program, Student Loan Repayment (HPSA Score: 19).
Full Liability and Tail Coverage (Federal Tort Claims Act).
Competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans.
Flexible working hours for work/life balance.
Comprehensive wellness and training program.
To be considered for this opportunity you must possess:
Masters Degree in Nursing or Post-Masters certification as an APN (such as a Ph.D).
ANA certification, plus appropriate certification by a recognized national APN specialty certifying body as required by state law:
Current Illinois licensure as a Registered Nurse with a Psychiatric Advanced Practice license.
Controlled Substance license.
Ability to work on weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary.
About Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center
At the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to those in greatest need in our community. We are proud to be in the top 6 percent of local health departments nationwide in population served, budget and workforce. We have a talented Clinical Operations staff made up of Physicians, Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Regis...tered Nurses, Therapists, Case Managers and Certified Medical Assistants that provide integrated comprehensive services.
Besides being centrally located between Chicago and Milwaukee, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, secure pension, full liability and tail coverage, as well as student loan repayment.