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Nursing Supervisor (PSA Opt 8N)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Oct 7, 2021

Chester, IL, US, 62233-2542

Job Requisition ID:  6445

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-78-6445-29519

Opening Date: 09/10/2021
Closing Date/Time: 10/22/2021
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $6,444 - $9,900 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Randolph 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.  You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a licensed Registered Nurse to oversee and supervise professional and paraprofessional nursing staff in the care and treatment of forensic and behavioral management patients at the Chester Mental Health Center in Chester, Illinois. The Chester Mental Health Center is designed to provide care and treatment for all adult males in the State of Illinois who require a greater degree of structure and security. Chester Mental Health Center strives to assist patients to achieve their full recovery potential and values culture, safety, recovery, efficiency, and quality.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Nursing Supervisor functioning as head nurse of a unit.


  1. Serves as full-line supervisor.


  1. As relief facility wide supervisor, provides input into setting nursing schedules and staffing shortages on each unit.


  1. Ensures compliance with nursing, facility and departmental standards, policies and procedures.


  1. Coordinates patient care services with other professional disciplines and staff such as physicians, therapists and dieticians.


  1. Prepares and administers prescribed medications to patients.


  1. Prepares for and serves as health/education in-service resource regarding Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Bloodborne Pathogens, Restraints, First Aid, Tardive Dyskinesia DISCUS, etc.


  1. Serves as screening nurse during admission procedures.


  1. Serves as a member of the medical staff.


     10.  Assigns a psychiatrist to perform initial psychiatric examination on all new admissions within 24 hours.


     11. Provides and maintains an appointment system for general medical clinic and special nursing or medical procedures.


     12. Administers and directs immunization procedures, i.e. initial and annual tuberculin skin testing.


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


Minimum Requirements

  1. Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
  2. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of college with coursework in nursing.
  3. Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience in a public or business organization.

Preferred Qualification (in priority order)

  1. Three (3) years of professional experience supervising professional nursing staff.
  2. One (1) year of professional nursing experience working with individuals with mental illnesses.
  3. One (1) year of professional experience recommending and implementing nursing policies and procedures relative to the latest trends and nursing standards.
  4. Two (2) years of professional experience providing training to nursing staff relative to the latest teaching methods.
  5.  Three (3) years of professional experience working with current diagnostic and treatment modalities for individuals with mental illnesses.
  6. Three (3) years of professional experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders in oral or written form relative to the care and treatment of patients.
  7. One (1) year of professional experience recommending or preparing nursing treatment plans for patients.
  8. One (1) year of professional experience administering and directing immunization procedures.
  9. One (1) year of professional experience performing quality assurance assessments on nursing services and treatments provided to patients in accordance with Joint Commission Standards.
  10. Three (3) years of professional experience preparing medical charts.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Ability to lift and carry moderate loads up to 50lbs and to push an emergency cart up to 100lbs with assistance.
  2. Ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotation basis.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 7:00am - 3:00pm, Rotates working same hours every 6th Saturday and Sunday 

Division of Mental Health

Chester Mental Health Center

Nursing Services – Unit B
Work Location: 1315 Lehmen Dr Chester, IL 62233-2542 
Agency Contact:  Melissa.Long@Illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management; Health Services; Social Services 


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.