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Registered Nurse - Team Leader - Behavioral Health Senior Unit - Kankakee - ILKankakee, Illinois

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Job # 421445 Date posted 11/17/2021


Riverside Medical Center is seeking a passionate, creative and goal-oriented Team Lead - Registered Nursetojoin the team at the senior behavioral health unit located in Kankakee, IL. We specialize in compassionate behavioral health services, including crisis stabilization for acute mental health and substance use disorders. Our philosophy is built on a psychosocial model of care and follows the core principles of resilience, recovery and restoration.

We are looking for someone who will have an immediate impact on expanding on our success, growing our services and fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of all we touch.

The MHU Team Leader is responsible for daily unit operations and manages the clinical delivery of care for patients on the MHU. This will include making assignments, directing clinical activities, and performing clinical functions. Other areas of responsibility include the coordination of care, such as utilization management, discharge planning, admission, clinical outcomes, etc. In addition, the Team Leader will have administrative and educational responsibilities such as skill building, training of staff, orientation of staff, providing feedback on performance and disciplinary actions, selection of team members, safety issues and other duties as assigned.

Detailed responsibilities: 

  • Able to troubleshoot equipment and problems/failures. Acts as a liaison between staff members and physicians.
  • Assumes a patient assignment as needed. Communicates with and informs physician or nursing house supervisor of any information pertaining to patient care.
  • Completes staffing worksheet taking a brief report on patients that are in unit.
  • Consistently aware of all actual/potential problems/conditions.
  • Cooperates with other departments to provide interdisciplinary coordination.
  • Coordinates patient care and unit activities.
  • Ensures that patient assignments are appropriate for patient needs and staff qualifications.
  • Manages environment on the unit.
  • Offers assistance to physicians rounding on the unit.
  • Offers assistance to staff as needed.
  • Participates in quality assessment/improvement activities on unit.
  • Patient rounding with inter-disciplinary care team.
  • Performs daily staffing with nursing office or nursing supervisor.
  • Responsible for checking crash cart seal.
  • Works closely with other units when patient census warrants acceptance of alternate admissions or need for immediate transfers.


  • BSN required within 4 years of hire, Master's degree in nursing preferred
  • Minimum of 3 yrs cardiac experience

License or Certification Requirements:

  • Current Illinois RN registration
  • Current CPR & ACLS certification
  • Certification as CCRN within 1 year of hire
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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