Posted 2 weeks ago

Registered Nurse – Spanish Speaking

Company: Illinois Department of Human Services
Category: Healthcare


Type: Full Time
Job Title: Registered Nurse I Opt. Spanish Speaking
Agency: Department of Human Services
Opening Date: 6/3/2022
Closing Date/Time: 06/16/2022
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $5,074 – $6,883 per month
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Posting Identification Number: 10-79-9511
Work Hours: 3:00PM – 11:00PM
Revolving days off which includes every other weekend off.
Work Location: 4200 N Oak Park Ave Chicago, IL 60634-1417
Division of Mental Health
Chicago-Read Mental Health Center C South
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Position Overview
The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire an independent, highly organized, and detail-oriented Licensed Registered Nurse for the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center located in Chicago, Illinois. This position will be responsible for performing direct nursing care for people with mental illness. The successful candidate shall demonstrate good oral and written communication skills, be a self-starter, and be able to carry out nursing assignments pursuant to the direction of medical personnel. Communicates in Spanish to those individuals who do not read or speak English.
Job Responsibilities
1. Utilizing the nursing process, provides professional nursing care to mentally ill patients on a living unit.
2. Provides guidance to lower level staff for adherence to treatment plans and compliance with applicable operational policies and procedures, and current professional standards of psychiatric mental health patient care.
3. Performs a variety of nursing care functions including preparing and administering medication, and laboratory specimens, preparing patients for specialized diagnostic testing and providing Basic Life Support (BLS).
4. Consults with physicians and other professional staff regarding patient treatment and care.
5. Monitors the use of appropriate techniques to ensure a safe, secure therapeutic, and sanitary environment of care and general performance of duties.
6. Translates functions/procedures into Spanish for individuals who cannot speak or read English in contact with the public, advocacy groups, customers, and community organizations.
7. Completes mandatory nursing training requirements and continuing education workshops and seminars to maintain professional competency.
8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
2. Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
3. Requires the ability to speak, read, and write Spanish at a colloquial skill level.
*This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.
Conditions of Employment
1. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotation basis.
2. Requires the ability to serve on an on-call basis.
3. Requires the ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted.
4. Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
5. Requires the ability to travel.
6. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
7. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
8. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
About the Agency
IDHS’ serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is to provide equitable access to social services, support programs, and resources to enhance the lives of all we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency, and Kindness.