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DIRECTOR OF NURSING (CORRECTIONS) (PSA 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:  Nov 23, 2021
Location: 

Decatur, IL, US, 62526-9640

Job Requisition ID:  6412

Agency: Department of Corrections

Closing Date/Time: 12/06/2021

Salary: Anticipated Starting Salary: $82,500-$93,000/year

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Macon

Number of Vacancies: 1

Plan/BU: Gubernatorial Exclusion 063


****A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****

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 Corrections 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

 

This position serves as the Director of Nursing for Decatur Correctional Center. The incumbent will work as afull-line supervisor to nursing staff, assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance and training to assigned staff, scheduling staff to meet day-to-day operating needs, establish annual goals and objectives. The incumbent will work with state and contractual staff and monitor the quality of care given to our patients. The Director of Nursing will assist with the monthly reports, have open communication with the Office of Health Services, assist with CQI data collection and studies, as well as audit completion. The facility provides a continuum of programs and services to help female offenders reestablish and strengthen their relationships with their children and enhance their ability to grow within the family structure. We invite all qualified applicants to apply.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  1. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  2. Provides direction, assistance and example on nursing treatments and procedures.
  3. Schedules special clinics and reviews lines for proper care and follow-up.
  4. Manages nursing staff documents.
  5. Serves as an auditor for the Internal Audit Team, an instructor for Employee Module Training and Grievance Officer.
  6. Acts as a liason for outside specialty clinics, hospitals, as directed.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably wihtin the scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  1. Knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college.
  2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
  3. Prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible Registered Nursing experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

 

  • At least one (1) year of professional experience supervising professional staff.
  • At least one (1) year working experience in a correctional setting.
  • At least one (1) professional experience delivering in-service training.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training and certification.
  • At least one (1) year professional experience interpreting and monitoring healthcare contracts.
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience making nursing schedules for a twenty-four/seven (24/7) healthcare facility.
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience with problem solving patient complaints.
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience maintaining a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program along with recommending and implementing improvements.
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience with data collection and preparing reports.
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience auditing healthcare records for accuracy and ensuring compliance with medical policies and procedures.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or higher.
     

Conditions of Employment

 

  1. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification.
  2. 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 note 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: M - F 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Days off are S/S

Work Location: Decatur Correctional Center - 2310 E Mound Rd Decatur, IL 62526-9640

Agency Contact: Robyn Gazdziak

Email:  Robyn.Gazdziak@illinois.gov

Phone:  217-557-6010 x4409

Job Function: Public Safety; Administration/Management; Health Services