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Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Chester, IL, US, 62233-2542

Job Requisition ID:  16581

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 6/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 07/07/2022 

Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $5,074 - $6,984 per month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Randolph  
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.


Please attach a copy of your transcripts or diplomas 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.

Posting Identification Number 10-78-16581

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire an independent, highly organized, and detail-oriented Licensed Registered Nurse for the Chester Mental Health Center located in Chester, 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 on an assigned shift.


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 rotation basis.

3. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.

4. Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. 

5.  Requires the ability to travel.

6. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

7. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

8. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  6:45am - 7:15pm  

Rotating days off.

Work Location: 1315 Lehmen Dr Chester, IL 62233-2542  

Division of Mental Health

Chester Mental Health Center

Nursing Services - Unit A


Agency Contact: 


About the Agency

Illinois Department of Human Services 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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