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Date:  Apr 16, 2024

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  36040

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 03/19/2024
Closing Date/Time: 09/19/2024
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $5,903-$8,126 per month ($70,836-$97,512 per year)  
Job Type:  
County:   Madison  
Number of Vacancies:   11  


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 the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

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


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is recommended. When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded in the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in ineligibility. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended.


Posting Identification Number  36040

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 mental illness. 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.

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 left up to 50 pounds unassisted.
  4. Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
  5. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers and basic computer skills.
  6. Requires the ability to physically restrain patients as necessary to prevent injury to patient or others.
  7. Requires the ability to travel in the performance of duties.
  8. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  9. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

*The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours:  Various shifts, see below:  

(1) 6:45am-7:15pm; Mon/Thurs/Sat and Sun/Mon/Fri; Locust

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Wed/Fri/Sat and Sun/Tues/Wed; A unit

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Sun/Mon/Wed and Mon/Wed/Sat; A unit

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Sun/Thurs/Fri and Tues/Wed/Sat; A unit

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Sun/Thurs/Fri and Wed/Fri/Sat; B unit

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Tues/Wed/Sat and Sun/Mon/Thurs; B unit

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Sun/Thurs/Fri and Mon/Thurs/Sat; C unit

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Sun/Tues/Fri and Wed/Fri/Sat; C unit

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Mon/Tues/Sat and Sun/Tues/Wed; C unit

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Sun/Thurs/Fri and Mon/Wed/Sat; Locust

(1) 6:45pm-7:15am; Sun/Mon/Fri and Tues/Thurs/Sat; Locust

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

Division of Mental Health

Alton Mental Health

Nursing Services

Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Health Services ; Social Services  

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need 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.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)

          * Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour & part-time Work Schedules (as applicable)

  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • GI Bill® Training/Apprenticeship Benefits eligiblity for qualifying Veterans
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link:


This title is within the Upward Mobility Program.  General Program information can be found by clicking on the Upward Mobility Program link or for specific title information at UMP Title Descriptions. There are three categories of UMP titles: 1) certificate titles which require passing a written proficiency exam; 2) credential titles which require the possession of a specified college degree and/or licensure; and 3) dual titles for which a certificate may be earned by following either the certificate or credential pathway.



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