As the largest human service provider in Lake County, we believe that services must be available without barriers. No residents are turned away due to the inability to pay. We believe in providing services in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination or bias. Whether assuring accessible and effective care, impacting policy, or assessing and monitoring risks, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center has been an essential part of the public health system in Lake County for 60 years. We are looking for passionate, qualified team members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community. Our Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) serve our community through providing direct clinical care of clients, including ordering of lab tests, counseling of patients, developing treatment plans and prescribing medication (within the scope of their education and certification of the collaborative agreement with their collaborating physician). Listen to a testimonial from our Director of Advance Practice Nurses to learn more about her experience working here.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Works with staff, as a team, to provide high quality care to our patients by identifying and assessing health concerns, examines the patient based on the health concern, and creating a plan specific to the patient needs. Develops and maintains an awareness of the Chronic Care Model Processes in order to reduce health disparities within our communities. Provides clinical consultation to other staff members and supervision of staff and students as assigned. Demonstrates adherence to National Patient Safety Goals and plan. Participates in quality improvement activities to assess, monitor and improve program services as well as mandatory in-services and drills, attends staff meetings and other training, including appropriate age specific educational trainings offered on a regular basis for professional development. Scheduled Hours: Based on Clinic Needs40 Hours per WeekMonday – Friday with a weekly Evening rotation and a monthly Saturday rotationOpportunities available across multiple locations in Lake County
Master’s Degree in Nursing or postmaster certification as an APN required.Appropriate certification by National certifying body as required by state law (ANCC, NCCC, NAPNAP, AMCB, or ACC) is required.Current Illinois licensure as a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice License is required.
As a public health department, we believe in the science, data, and power of vaccines, like the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, to protect against and prevent illness. Therefore, we require all Health Department staff to receive the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the annual influenza vaccine unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption.Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.