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Date:  Sep 19, 2022

Decatur, IL, US, 62526-9640

Job Requisition ID:  19180

Agency :  Department of Corrections   - Decatur Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time: 10/03/2022
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary: $5617.00/month; CBA Applies; Full Range: $5617-$7625/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Macon  
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.


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Posting Identification Number #19180

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections is looking to hire a highly organized and detail-oriented Licensed Registered Nurse, Corrections Nurse I.  This position will be responsible for performing direct nursing care to individuals in a correctional facility.  The successful candidate shall demonstrate a valid Illinois License and 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 in a correctional setting.  


Job Responsibilities

1.  Provides direct patient care and primary nursing care services. 

2.  Reviews record keeping functions to check physician orders implemented. 

3.  Maintains security of medical equipment and supplies. 

4.  Monitors and maintains compliance of safety and sanitation in patient treatment and examination rooms. 

5.  Reviews medical records and completes health status forms on individuals in custody.  

6.  Participates in the Quality Assurance Programs through concurrent monitoring staff compliance with established policies and procedures.  

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 completion of the Corrections Nurse Trainee program or one (1) year of nursing experience (within the last five years) in an acute care setting; preferred experience includes emergency room care, medical/surgical nursing, and/or ambulatory care.  

3.  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.  Prefers at least one (1) year of nursing experience in a correctional setting. 

2.  Prefers at least one (1) year of experience working in mental health. 

3.  Prefers at least one (1) year of experience problem solving in a nursing position.  

4.  Prefers at least one (1) year of experience working on an interdisciplinary team. 

5.  Prefers the ability to multitask. 

6.  Prefers at least one (1) year of working experience in a leadership role. 

7.  Prefers strong communication skills. 


Conditions of Employment

1.  Requires current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. 

2.  Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check. 

3.  Ability to pass a drug screen.  On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois.  Please not that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department's zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.  The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.  

About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.

Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.

The IDOC team works to serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in behavior of individuals in custody, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.

Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.

The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Work Hours:  (2) Vacancies: 5:45am-6:15p (Rotating Days Off); 5:45p-6:15a (Rotating Days Off)  
Work Location: 2310 E Mound Rd Decatur, IL 62526-9640  
Agency Contact:

Danielle Davies, Human Resource Representative


Phone #:  217-877-0353  Ext. 424

Job Family:  Health Services  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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