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RN/LPN - Registered Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse-- Retention bonus up to $8500 available 1

Post Date:  Oct 6, 2021

Aurora, IL, US, 60506

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  14728
Work Schedule:  Thursday-Monday 3-1130pm

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. Read more about the incredible recognition that we recieved!


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! 


Retention bonus up to $8500 available for RNs

Retention bonus up to $4500 available for LPNs


Registered Nurses (RN) are responsible for:

  • Managing and executing all nursing duties from clients’ admission to program completion
  • Consulting with clinical team members to develop and implement individualized substance abuse treatment plans
  • Pursuing continual improvement of nursing function, underscoring ethics and consistent with regulatory standards
  • Administering medications and assists physicians in conducting examinations and treatments as warranted
  • Maintaining required client records related to assessments, diagnoses, and treatments
  • Conducting educational classes and seminars for clients and staff concerning: health, medical issues, infection control and related topics
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Current License as a Registered Nurse in the state of hire required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred



Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Responsibilities:

  • Monitors clients self-administering medications and reactions to medication.
  • · Works with Registered Nurse to provide direct nursing care according to physician orders, nursing care plan or established protocols.
  • · Conducts initial health screenings and assessments of clients’ medical needs.
  • · Assists physicians with client examinations or treatments.
  • · Charts vital signs, treatments performed and medications administered and maintains records

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Qualifications:

  • · Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Vocational Practice Nurse (VPN) as required by state.
  • · High school diploma


Physical Requirements:    

  • Normal or corrected vision and some color vision, necessary to read thermometers, blood pressure gauges, dipstick analysis results, and so forth; and to see and evaluate presented symptoms and injuries (critical).
  • Communication abilities necessary to gather and exchange information with clients and staff in person or by telephone provide care instructions, and schedule appointments (critical).
  • Proofreading and checking documents for accuracy, and reading reports, on a regular basis (critical).
  • Ability to respond to telephone, pages and intercoms (critical).
  • Manual dexterity necessary to manipulate instruments and syringes, apply bandages or sterile wipes, and accept and pass instruments and specimens; and touch sensitivity necessary to detect pulse, palpate body areas, and perform treatments with minimal client discomfort (critical).
  • Depending on Center assigned, ability to drive vehicle to various locations (essential).
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis (essential).
  • Ability to stoop and bend, ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and ability to walk and move about for up to two hours at a time (desirable).



Additional Requirements: 

As a Healthcare organization, Gateway is in compliance with the State of Illinois COVID-19 executive order requiring that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.  An exemption process is available to individuals that cannot get vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons.

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


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago