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Licensed Assessment Specialist – FT

Responsibilities: Accepts, schedules, and completes assigned child and adult assessments in a timely manner while evaluating clients for appropriate services and makes all necessary referrals, both within and outside the agency. Assess urgency of which clients should receive services and forward information to appropriate level of services within agency. Monitors demand for assessments (IATP’s) and coordinates with the Intake/Assessment Supervisor. Assists in coordinating care with additional service providers both within Ecker Center, as well as other community agencies. Creates individualized treatment plans for individuals that see agency psychiatrists. Provides risk assessment support to MHP level clinicians. Reviews and authorizes medically necessity on MHP and QMHP assessments (IATP’s). Provides LPHA supports to meds only IHPA clients.

 

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Human Service field with clinical licensure (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT) and 1 year clinical experience. Must have a valid Illinois driver's license, auto insurance and automobile. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, if needed. Bilingual Spanish a plus.

Hours: Monday- Friday 9am-5pm, 35 hour work week.

Please send resume to Alexa Mihalec at amihalec@eckercenter.org

Bilingual Therapist – PT  

Responsibilities: Provide individual, couple, family and group therapies to adults, children and adolescents. Develop goal oriented IATP’s that are strength-based and recovery oriented on all assigned clients. Provide accurate, quality documentation.

 

Qualifications: Master's degree in human service field with experience providing individual therapy to adults and children/adolescents. Bilingual Spanish required. Must be able to work independently. 

 

Hours:  Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling available, 18-20 hours/week.

Please send resume to Alexa Mihalec at amihalec@eckercenter.org.

Posted 3/13/2020 

Associate Director of Residential and Clinical Services

The Associate Director of Residential and Clinical Services is responsible for providing clinical oversight, case management, and staff supervision in our residential program for youth with mental health and behavioral disabilities. This individual will create and maintain safe and therapeutic treatment environments within the assigned units by providing appropriate supervision, support and accountability to the staff. 

Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in a human services area, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Psychologist preferred. At least five years of direct clinical work with children and adolescents is required. At least three years experience in a supervisory and administrative role in a human services environment required, experience in residential treatment preferred. Knowledge of clinical work with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents is required. The candidate must direct and manage staff, handling recruiting, training, and addressing conflict and problem situations in a constructive and productive manner. The successful candidate enjoys a fast-paced environment, can focus on big-picture concepts, delegates work appropriately, oversees and adheres to regulatory requirements, and demonstrates an encouraging, stimulating presence to the work group.

Our agency is committed to the values of spirituality, teamwork, integrity and respect.  Cunningham offers outstanding benefits and opportunities for professional growth and personal fulfillment.  Salary is based on education and experience.  Salary range available upon request.  Prospective employees must possess a valid Illinois driver's license and proof of auto insurance and are required to submit to a background check. EOE

Please apply online at www.cunninghamhome.org/join-our-team.

Posted 2/27/2020 

Psychiatric Nurse – Child Adolescence Behavioral Services

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

As Psychiatric Nurse you will be responsible for care of high-risk clients and crisis intervention. Serves as support to the program providers. Serves as liaison to community agencies and schools. Participates in development and/or assessment of psychiatric treatment plans. Participates in development of services for high-risk populations.

Skills and Experience

  • Provides professional psychiatric nursing care related to physician’s orders in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards and administrative policies of the department.
  • Participates in development and implementation of services for high-risk population in conjunction with other behavioral health staff and/or as directed by Program Coordinator.
  • Provides ongoing case management services for program clients.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.
  • Involved in quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
  • May provide direct services to clients including individual treatment.
  • Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing's on assigned clients.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Associate degree, five years of experience in psychiatric or behavioral health nursing is required, or
  • Bachelor’s degree, one year of experience in psychiatric or behavioral health nursing is required, or
  • Master’s degree, no experience required

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/ 

Certified Medical Assistant

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

Under general supervision, assists physician and staff members in providing optimal ambulatory health care to patients, stocks and maintains exam and team rooms; assists with clinical and clerical duties. Work involves direct patient contact and is performed in accordance with prescribed methods, techniques, and procedures.

Skills and Experience

  • Checks patients' medical records for pertinent data
  • Greets and escorts patients to exam rooms; prepares for the provider by obtaining initial information and vital signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration, height, weights, BMI and head circumference as specified by program).
  • Documents chief complaints of patients and notifies the nurse/provider of unusual symptoms or complaints.
  • Assists in telephone follow-up with the patient as directed by the program.
  • Under the direction of the provider and/or nurse, assists with basic patient health education.
  • Inspects exam rooms for cleanliness and equipment condition.
  • Maintains ordered supplies and keeps area stocked. Checks for medical supplies that are outdated.
  • Performs tasks including filing, chart documentation and telephone follow-up as assigned.
  • Performs peak flow; spirometry; EKG; application of Non-Stress Test (NST) belts; point of care testing and phlebotomy services as directed.
  • Administer medication within their scope of practice.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires High School Diploma or GED.
  • Medical assistant certification or registration required. 
  • Ability to work on weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary
  • Ability to maintain and keep records.
  • Spanish speaking preferred

Please note: Certified Medical Assistant, who has passed the exam and been awarded the CMA, RMA, NCMA, NHA, CCMA certificates.  Must successfully complete LCHDCHC competencies within 6 months of hire.  Candidates who have completed a 160-hour externship with the LCHD/CHC will have the one year experience requirement waived.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/ 

Psychiatric ARNP - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

We are looking for a professional Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse who can deliver psychiatric care to a wide variety of patients. As a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse you will be 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 as assigned at one or more clinical facilities in the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center.

Skills and Experience:

  • Collaborative agreement with appropriate physician, if not certified for independent practice in Illinois
  • Evaluates clients regarding their need for psychotropic medication and prescribes medication when appropriate.
  • Performs psychiatric evaluations, as requested by other staff members, for purposes of diagnosis and for treatment planning.
  • Consults with staff regarding clients not necessarily seen directly by the psychiatrist. This will include, but is not limited to, cases in which psychiatric supervision is necessary for insurance purposes.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.
  • Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
  • Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
  • Must meet minimum productivity expectations.
  • Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources. 
  • Upon request, provide teaching, supervising and/or precepting for students and residents as needed in support of Community Health Center objectives and in accordance with requirements set forth in agreements with educational institutions.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Graduation prior to start date from a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Nursing from a PMHNP program accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission on Education for Nursing (ACEN)

Certification and Licensure

  • Initial and continuing certification as a PMHNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or other national certifying body as required by state law.
  • Current active and unrestricted license from the State of Illinois as an Advanced Practice Nurse; or a letter from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation stating that the application for licensure endorsement has been approved, with receipt of Illinois license following within six months of initial application date for endorsement
  • Current active and unrestricted Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) from the State of Illinois
  • Registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Collaborative Agreement with a Psychiatrist, or certificate for independent practice in Illinois

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Revenue Cycle Manager

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

The Revenue Cycle Manager performs a lead managerial role in the Finance and Healthcare Operations functions with the purpose of enhancing healthcare revenue cycle outcomes. Manage a staff of six medical billing specialist that focus on the agency accounts receivable balances and rejections from the managed care companies and third-party commercial insurance companies. The position will review, analyze, develop and provide management oversight of key aspects of the healthcare revenue cycle. Perform research and analysis related to reimbursement; maintain current knowledge in the areas of third-party billing, reimbursement schedules and methodologies, coding, payer contracts, billing and payment rules and regulations. Knowledgeable of each line of business in order to recommend comprehensive, informed business decisions through data analysis. This includes working with directors, managers, providers, teams, programs and the organization to facilitate and increase agency revenue. Knowledgeable in all financial software systems used by LCHD/CHC focusing on the healthcare revenue cycle. Strong management skills, coordination ability, problem-solving skills, high level analytical ability and critical thinking skills are needed to perform this role successfully.

Skills and Experience

  • Conducts needs analysis to identify revenue gaps across the agency.
  • Coordinate teams working on major, complex performance improvement efforts that affect multiple facility and clinical practice revenue cycle protocols throughout the agency.
  • Manage a staff of six Medical Billing Specialist responsible for resolving payment issues with third party insurance companies.
  • Perform research and analysis related to reimbursement; maintain current knowledge in the areas of third-party billing, reimbursement schedules and methodologies, coding, payer contracts, billing and payment rules and regulations in order to facilitate third party payer contract negotiations.
  • Analyzes and reviews data generated by numerous systems to validate data accuracy, performance management and for revenue cycle trends.
  • Analyze data for specific trends by insurance payer, accounts receivable aging, payer rejections, and write offs.
  • Examines historical revenue cycle transactions and make accurate and reliable recommendations for management, example compile all data needed for the purpose of calculating insurance company settlements.  
  • Notify the appropriate staff to correct data integrity issues that are discovered through data analysis efforts.
  • Ability to translate revenue trends and analysis to Program Operational managers as needed.
  • Provides direction, technical assistance, and coordination as needed to assist in resolving payment issues with the MCO’s.
  • Clear and concise communication skills in to order to facilitate payer calls to resolve payment issues. 
  • Analyzes a variety of statistical and management dashboard data regarding service utilization trends and program productivity.
  • Provides trend analysis information to Finance/Business Manager or Directors of Finance and Healthcare Operations to aid in making financial, operational and/or training recommendations.
  • Develop and deliver organized, concise yet thorough, communications to management, regarding proposed changes, deficiencies, developments, and opportunities affecting the Agency and the Central Billing Office.
  • Responsible for interfacing with Health Informatics, Healthcare Operations, Finance/Business Offices, and Program Coordinators/Leaders and providing data analysis as requested.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management or Administration, Business, Finance or related field required with minimum five years of progressively responsible medical billing and healthcare business operations experience. Medical Billing and Coding certificate or RHIT certification is preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in a healthcare finance/business office with a medical billing practice is required. Knowledge or specialization in Medical or Behavioral Health Services is preferred along with government payers.
  • Experience and documented ability in the areas of financial analysis using information from an Electronic Practice Management Systems and Electronic Health Records system.
  • Experience and understanding of medical coding such as CPT and HCPC’s codes is required.
  • Proficiency in Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint is required.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/ 

Staff Nurse – Addition Treatment/Crisis Care Program

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

As a Staff Nurse in the Addictions Treatment Program, you will be responsible for direct care of clients to include, crisis intervention, triage on admission, participation in developing treatment plans with clients, providing emergency assessments for hospitalizations and reporting supply needs to Nursing Coordinator. You will also administer medication within scope of practice.

Skills and Experience

  • Acts as triage person for admissions to the program.
  • Provides professional nursing care, including administering medications, according to physician’s orders in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards and administrative policies of the department.
  • Recognizes and interprets symptoms of clients’ conditions, reports to appropriate personnel and assists with remedial measures for adverse developments.
  • Maintains clinical charts including documentation of observations, medications treatments; reports on the condition of clients; observes and corrects, if possible, environmental factors dealing with comfort and safety.
  • Participates as a team member at staff interviews and provides input regarding the stability of client’s physical condition.
  • Responsible for arranging clinic appointments, chest x-rays, laboratory work and other medication appointments.
  • Makes arrangements for medical transfer of patients to other treatment facilities, as necessary.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Associate degree, two years in general nursing care is required, plus one year of experience in chemical dependency is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma, one years’ experience in general nursing care required, plus one year of experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field is preferred.
  • If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.
  • Illinois licensure as a register professional nurse -OR- Illinois licensure by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of employment.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Therapist – Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

The Outpatient Therapist position works with the adult SMI population. Primary responsibilities are to provide individual and group therapy, and complete comprehensive assessments for clients entering care. Position responsibilities also include evaluation, psycho-social education, and assists clients in developing and accomplishing treatment goals in individual and group settings. Provides consultation and education both internally and externally to community groups and emergency services.

Skills and Experience

  • Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
  • Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build strengths to meet their treatment needs.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral for persons who present themselves at the program.
  • Performs initial evaluations and assessments of potential clients regarding their appropriateness for participation in the program.
  • Provides atmosphere of customer service in assuring that clients are treated in a friendly and respectful manner. Displays positive attitudes and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
  • Acquires and utilizes knowledge of LCHD/CHC database and word processing software and other equipment commensurate with position.
  • Meet minimum productivity expectations.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing's on assigned clients.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in a related field, and the successful completion of 1,000 practicum hours.
  • One (1) year of documented clinical experience under the supervision of a QMHP, and
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), or as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Program Coordinator – Zion Apartment Program

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, organizing, delivery and evaluation of programs. Responsible for developing philosophy and strategies involved in the delivery of services. Coordinator is responsible for two 24 hours sites, Group Home and Zion Apartment Program.

Skills and Experience

  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision and development of program staff, including completion of evaluations.
  • Ensures adequate staff coverage. Responsible for monthly staff schedule
  • Monitors the program adherence to budgetary guidelines.
  • Assures ongoing compliance with Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center, Joint Commission Accreditation of Health Organization, federal and state standards and regulations.
  • Monitors and insures physical plant maintenance and safety compliance.
  • Obtains monthly service statistics and provides other statistical information.
  • Promotes and facilitates the professional development of program staff by means of in-service training sessions.
  • Interviews job applicants for staff positions and makes recommendations for hiring to Associate Director/Director.
  • Provides direction on the scope, types, and evaluation of clinical and administrative programming that is offered utilizing published best practices and empirically proven clinical methodologies in delivery of client care.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities in conducting administrative and clinical meetings and ensures effective communication among all staff regarding administrative and clinical issues.
  • Ensures that staff is trained on quality improvement concepts, tools and techniques.
  • Participates in a council or workgroup as assigned.
  • Maintains accountability standards required by LCHD/CHC and funding sources relative to quality and quantity of services provided by staff members.
  • Conducts, coordinates, and supervises the program and regular review of clinical records in order to maintain compliance with funding sources.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires a Master’s Degree in psychology, social work or related field, with two years of experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field, which includes two years of supervisory experience.
  • Licensing required-licensed by the State of Illinois as a Physician, Psychologist. Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.), Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.).

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Physician – Lake County Health Department

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

Responsible for the provision of comprehensive direct medical care within the scope practice in accordance with established professional standards of care. Provides medical services for patients on a part-time or full-time basis as described in their contract, at one or more of the clinical facilities of the Service Area. Works with the other care team members to provide quality patient-centered care

Skills and Experience

  • Provides skilled medical examinations of adults and/or children, including complete histories and physicals.
  • Provides continuing care of patients and follow-up as needed.
  • Prescribes laboratory testing and radiology studies.
  • Prescribes and/or administers medications as needed.
  • Hospitalizes patients as needed.
  • Provides clinical consultation to other staff members and supervision of staff and students as assigned.
  • Thoroughly, accurately, and promptly document all service rendered in the electronic medical record for every patient.
  • Refers patients to other Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center services, other agencies or to specialists, as the cases require.
  • Develops and maintains a basic knowledge of services available at the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD/CHC).
  • Upon request, provide teaching, supervising and/or precepting for students and residents as needed in support of Community Health Center objectives and in accordance with requirements set forth in agreements with educational institutions.
  • Is knowledgeable of and is in compliance with CLIA, OSHA, and JCAHO regulations for safety, infection control, equipment operation, and other applicable areas.
  • Participates in the Chronic Care Model Processes in order to reduce health disparities within our communities.
  • Proved education and direction to clients, family members and or significant others.
  • May assist in orientation and training of new staff.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires graduation from an accredited school of medicine, the completion of one year of residency (internship) in an approved program, and medical license in the State of Illinois. A completed residency in an approved program in a relevant specialty, with Board eligibility is preferred.
  • Post residency experience in Primary Care is preferred.
  • Ability to work on weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiters, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  or Myron Tyler at  mtyler@lakecountyil.gov for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Nurse Manager

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

The Nurse Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations related to nursing care and CMAs in line with clinical practice standards. This position is a working RN role and will spend 20% of time in administrative duties and 80% in the care coordinator role.

Skills and Experience

  • Oversees clinical nursing care, ensuring compliance with established regulations and standards including quality assurance, confidentiality, and medical record documentation.
  • Provides direct supervision to nurses and subordinate staff, ensuring appropriate assessment and treatment of patient health.
  • Serves as key problem-solving resource for staff on patient issues.
  • Studies patient needs/trends, analyzes patient flow problems, and suggests solutions to patient care problems.
  • Collaborates with the practice manager, and lead MD on development and implementation of nursing department’s mission, goals, policies, procedures, budget quality assurance plan, and work standards.
  • Compiles/analyzes data on patient outcomes, quality assurance results, budget/goal achievement, and performance/productivity and prepares reports for the practice manager and the clinical administrative team.
  • Participates in medical practice planning related to clinic and emergency/disaster response system.
  • Ensures that offices/departments are clinically staffed appropriately.
  • Collaborates with human resources department on recruiting, selecting, orienting/training, and evaluating nursing staff.
  • Provides patient care, including administering medications, according to Provider’s orders within their scope of practice, established standards and administrative policies of the department, as necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring Nursing staff and CMAs are up to date with licensure and yearly training in collaboration with the clinical compliance team.
  • Participates in audit readiness and ensures staff is prepared for audits.
  • Ensures that clinical supplies including vaccinations are organized and up to date.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Completion of a BSN in nursing.
  • Current Illinois RN license.
  • Minimum five years of professional nursing experience including two years’ charge nurse-level experience, preferably in medical practice setting.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Counselor – Group Home

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

As a Counselor, you will evaluate and assess clients that are residents of the program.  You will prepare and implement treatment plans with clients; additionally, you will provide therapeutic and supportive services to clients including individual, group, and family counseling and case management.  In residential programs, Counselors are responsible for unit coverage and emergency telephone interventions. Counseling duties are generally office based, case management activities are generally community based.

Skills and Experience

  • Provides direct services to clients including organizing and facilitating individual and group treatment and activities, supervision of the milieu and case management and outreach.
  • Develops clients’ abilities to problem-solve interpersonal conflicts.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
  • Provides atmosphere of customer service in assuring that clients are treated in a friendly and respectful manner. Displays positive attitudes and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
  • Focuses on client empowerment and evidence-based practices in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing's on assigned clients. Reports client progress, behavior problems or need for medication evaluation to program supervisors/physicians/psychiatrists regularly.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in any field and two (2) years’ experience, or
  • High School diploma or GED and five (5) years’ experience

If in a SUPR funded program, within 24 months of employment:

  • Must obtain certification as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board (I.A.O.D.A.P.C.A.) or have equivalent certification by a similar state or national board
  • If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Posted 2/18/2020 

Bilingual Clinician

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is the largest non-profit agency in the Midwest. With more than 150 programs at more than 164 locations across Cook and Lake counties, we help people of all races and religions move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago provides:

  • Over a 95 year history of providing compassionate, competent services to children, youth, seniors and families
  • Accredited agency with the Council on Accreditation as well as numerous other types of accreditation
  • Opportunities for professional development and service award recognition
  • A committed and dedicated staff of over 2,000

Essential Functions:

  • Effectively engages youth and families in the therapeutic process and completes mental health assessments as appropriate utilizing a systems framework and trauma informed approach among other modalities. Clients are seen primarily in the community.
  • Works independently and consistently exercises discretion and sound judgment in providing short and long-term case management/counseling services as well as stabilization and support services to youth and families needing specialized intensive case management and behavioral health services. Meets programmatic benchmarks for productivity.
  • Handles all client complaints as well as crisis situations in consultation with his/her supervisory chain and in compliance with Agency/programmatic policies and procedures and treats each case with sensitivity and expedience.
  • Maintains up-to-date and accurate client files and databases, as required by Agency/programmatic policies and procedures, professional standards, and external requirements of all relevant regulatory, licensing or accrediting bodies.
  • Knowledgeable about community resources and links clients to appropriate resources. Advocates on behalf of clients in order to ensure access to services for which the client is eligible.
  • Consults with Agency partners regularly and ensures confidentiality of client information is maintained in compliance with all applicable laws and Agency policy.
  • May provide group therapy, lead support groups, and psychosocial educational groups. Position will provide presentations to community groups and Agency partners' staff, volunteers, and clients. May provide recommendations and testimony for court.
  • Participates in community meetings and represents the Agency regarding services provided as well as providing accurate and timely reporting to the Clinical Manager of the meeting discussions.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required to meet client needs.
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish to provide language interpretation for clients with limited English proficiency.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Relevant Education:

Preferred: MSW

Minimum: Master's Degree

Relevant Experience:

Preferred: 2-4 Years

Minimum: 1-2 Years

Certification/Licensure:

Preferred: LCSW/LCPC

Minimum: N/A

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago offers excellent benefits:

A competitive benefits package including BlueCross/Blue Shield HMO, PPO health insurance and dental insurance

Generous holiday, sick and vacation time schedule

For more information and to apply, please click on link: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=2172307&d=CCExternalCareerSite 

Therapist I-Community Family Service Center

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is the largest non-profit agency in the Midwest. With more than 150 programs at more than 164 locations across Cook and Lake counties, we help people of all races and religions move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago provides:

  • Over a 95 year history of providing compassionate, competent services to children, youth, seniors and families
  • Accredited agency with the Council on Accreditation as well as numerous other types of accreditation
  • Opportunities for professional development and service award recognition
  • A committed and dedicated staff of over 2,000

Essential Functions:

  • Effectively engages individuals and families in the therapeutic process and completes mental health/substance abuse assessments as appropriate utilizing a systems framework and trauma informed approach among other modalities. Clients are seen at an agency site or in the home if deemed necessary.
  • Works independently and consistently exercises discretion and sound judgment in providing short and long-term case management/counseling services as well as stabilization and support services to youth and families needing specialized intensive case management and behavioral health services. Meets programmatic benchmarks for productivity.
  • Handles all client complaints as well as crisis situations in consultation with his/her supervisory chain and in compliance with Agency/programmatic policies and procedures and treats each case with sensitivity and expedience.
  • Responsible for thorough, timely and accurately written documentation for the client file. Records all necessary information in the prescribed data systems. Completes statistical information in a timely manner for agency and funder purposes as required.
  • Consults with collateral contacts as needed and ensures confidentiality of client information is maintained in compliance with all applicable laws and Agency policy.
  • Ensures all insurance billing for client services is recorded properly and follows protocol and rules for collection of co-pays, deductible and subsidized fees. Ensures appropriate documents are verified for billing purposes and information is submitted according to program protocol and agency policy.
  • May provide group therapy, lead support groups, and psychosocial educational groups. Position will provide presentations to community groups and Agency partners' staff, volunteers, and clients. May provide recommendations and testimony for court.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required to meet client needs.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Relevant Education:

Preferred: MSW

Minimum: Master's Degree

Relevant Experience:

Preferred: 2-4 Years

Minimum: 1-2 Years

Certification/Licensure:

Preferred: LCSW/LCPC

Minimum: N/A

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago offers excellent benefits:

A competitive benefits package including BlueCross/Blue Shield HMO, PPO health insurance and dental insurance

Generous holiday, sick and vacation time schedule

For more information and to apply, please click on link: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=2172307&d=CCExternalCareerSite 

Clinician

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is the largest non-profit agency in the Midwest. With more than 150 programs at more than 164 locations across Cook and Lake counties, we help people of all races and religions move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago provides:

  • Over a 95 year history of providing compassionate, competent services to children, youth, seniors and families
  • Accredited agency with the Council on Accreditation as well as numerous other types of accreditation
  • Opportunities for professional development and service award recognition
  • A committed and dedicated staff of over 2,000

Essential Functions:

  • Effectively engages youth and families in the therapeutic process and completes mental health assessments as appropriate utilizing a systems framework and trauma informed approach among other modalities. Clients are seen primarily in the community.
  • Works independently and consistently exercises discretion and sound judgment in providing short and long-term case management/counseling services as well as stabilization and support services to youth and families needing specialized intensive case management and behavioral health services. Meets programmatic benchmarks for productivity.
  • Handles all client complaints as well as crisis situations in consultation with his/her supervisory chain and in compliance with Agency/programmatic policies and procedures and treats each case with sensitivity and expedience.
  • Maintains up-to-date and accurate client files and databases, as required by Agency/programmatic policies and procedures, professional standards, and external requirements of all relevant regulatory, licensing or accrediting bodies.
  • Knowledgeable about community resources and links clients to appropriate resources. Advocates on behalf of clients in order to ensure access to services for which the client is eligible.
  • Consults with Agency partners regularly and ensures confidentiality of client information is maintained in compliance with all applicable laws and Agency policy.
  • May provide group therapy, lead support groups, and psychosocial educational groups. Position will provide presentations to community groups and Agency partners' staff, volunteers, and clients. May provide recommendations and testimony for court.
  • Participates in community meetings and represents the Agency regarding services provided as well as providing accurate and timely reporting to the Clinical Manager of the meeting discussions.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required to meet client needs.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Relevant Education:

Preferred: MSW

Minimum: Master's Degree

Relevant Experience:

Preferred: 2-4 Years

Minimum: 1-2 Years

Certification/Licensure:

Preferred: LCSW/LCPC

Minimum: N/A

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago offers excellent benefits:

A competitive benefits package including BlueCross/Blue Shield HMO, PPO health insurance and dental insurance

Generous holiday, sick and vacation time schedule

For more information and to apply, please click on link:

https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=2172307&d=CCExternalCareerSite 

Posted 2/14/2020 

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