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Date:  Jan 13, 2022

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  9876

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date:   1/13/22
Closing Date/Time: 02/10/2022 

Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $5,074 - $6,984 per month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Madison  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC023  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through SuccessFactors. 

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 10-77-9876

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire an independent, highly organized, and detail-oriented Licensed Registered Nurse for the Alton Mental Health Center located Alton, Illinois. This position will be responsible for performing direct nursing care for people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.  The successful candidate shall demonstrate good oral and written communication skills, be a self-starter, and be able to carry out nursing assignments pursuant to the direction of medical personnel.

Job Responsibilities

1. Utilizing the nursing process, provides professional nursing care to mentally ill patients on a living unit.


2. Provides guidance to lower level staff for adherence to treatment plans and compliance with applicable operational policies and procedures, current professional standards of psychiatric mental health patient care.


3. Performs a variety of nursing care functions including preparing and administering medication, laboratory specimens, preparing patients for specialized diagnostic testing, providing Basic Life Support (BLS).


4. Consults with physicians and other professional staff regarding patient treatment and care.


5. Monitors the use of appropriate techniques to ensure a safe, secure therapeutic and sanitary environment of care and general performance of duties.


6. Completes mandatory nursing training requirements and continuing education workshops and seminars to maintain professional competency.


7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  2. Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.


*This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. One (1) year of experience interpreting and communicating in oral and written form medical and health care services rendered to patients and/or individuals, parents, guardians, and staff.
  2. One (1) year of experience providing professional nursing care, including medication administration, based on physician orders and the specific needs of the individual.
  3. One (1) year of experience maintaining security, cleanliness, and organization of medication cabinets/carts for the unit in accordance with standards and guidelines.
  4. One (1) year of experience working with an Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) process with various professionals.
  5. One (1) year of experience with set-up, application, use and care of specialized medical equipment.
  6. One (1) year of experience ensuring compliance with facility, department, Illinois Department of Public Health, and other State/Federal regulations in a healthcare setting.
  7. Ability to interact with residents and co-workers in a manner that fosters respect and ongoing team building.
  8. Requires proficiency in the use of office equipment, including personal computers.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotation basis.
  2. Requires the ability to serve on an on-call basis.
  3. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
  4. Requires basic computer skills.
  5. Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
  6. Requires the ability to travel.
  7. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

Work Hours:  6:45PM - 7:15AM  

Week 1:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Week 2:  Monday, Tuesday, Saturday

Work Location: 4500 College Ave Alton, IL 62002-5012  

Division of Mental Health

Alton Mental Health Center

Nursing Services - Locust/Civil Unit


Agency Contact: Tori.Lornitis2@Illinois.gov 


About the Agency

IDHS’ serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness. 



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