Sep 11, 2020

Nursing Assistant

  • Gateway Foundation
  • Caseyville, IL, USA

Job Description

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 

At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.

Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission.

If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 

Nursing/Medical Assistants are responsible for:

Assisting the nursing staff in providing care to clients in a residential treatment environment Under the supervision of a registered nurse, taking client vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels; and documenting readings as appropriate Monitoring clients’ self-administration of medication and observing medical reactions and reporting any changes or concerns to nursing staff Conducting periodic dorm checks, client, and property searches to ensure the safety and well-being of clients Performing a variety of other tasks such as storing supplies, changing biohazard bags, answering telephones, photocopying, scanning and filing documents and forms

Job Requirements:

Current certification as a Certified Nursing or Medical Assistant required Minimum 6 months related work experience as a nursing or medical assistant required Current CPR required Experience with adults/adolescents in a residential treatment center a plus

Physical Requirements:

Normal or corrected vision, necessary to read thermometers, blood pressure gauges, blood sugar results, and so forth; and to see and evaluate presented symptoms and injuries. Ability to stoop and bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, and ability to walk, stand and move about for up to two hours at a time. Communication abilities necessary to gather and exchange information with clients and staff in person or by telephone, and provide care instructions. Ability to respond to telephone, pages and intercoms, and hear speech. Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, if necessary, to assist clients who may require assistance.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 

Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity Dental & Vision Insurance  Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness Flexible Spending Accounts  Commuter Accounts 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match  Life and AD&D Insurance Long-Term Disability (LTD) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Tuition Reimbursement Training & Development Programs

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