Provide specialized nursing services and physicals to patients of all ages in the area that may include women's healthcare and detoxification services. Considerable medical judgment is required to determine the appropriate procedure within the scope of practice. The Physician Assistant requires an advanced level of competency in nursing through additional education or training as well as a Physician Assistant license. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Medical Director and the Vice President of Clinical Services who review work routinely. Responsible for providing guidance to the Director of Nursing, Registered Nurses, and LPNs.
Increase access to primary care and speciality services
Ensure a continuum of care
Improve health outcomes for low income substance abusers and chronic untreated health conditions
Obtains and records client's health history; performs comprehensive physical assessment (including biological, social, and psychological needs) as part of a total physical examination
A medical evaluation is conducted prior to or within 24 hours of admission for patients in detox
Diagnoses, treats and plans appropriate health care for clients in the area of addictions treatment.
Provides and prescribes medications within area of specialty
Performs lab procedures and interprets lab test results
Establishes and maintains client's electronic treatment records and other necessary records
Performs case management services for select clients
Exercises administration and functional supervision over nursing personnel
Comprehensive Treatment for Substance Use Disorders.
Chicago's largest provider of treatment for substance use disorders with over 30 clinical programs delivered through a six-story, three building complex located in the West Loop area of Chicago