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Date:  Nov 15, 2023

Dixon, IL, US, 61021

Job Requisition ID:  33227

 Agency:  Department of Corrections - Dixon Correctional Center
Opening Date/Time:11/16/2023 12:00 A.M

Closing Date/Time: 12/15/2023 11:59 P.M
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary $5,169/month - CBA Applies; Full Range: $5,169 - $7,015/month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Lee  
Number of Vacancies:  16  
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.

Posting Identification Number 33227

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections is looking to hire a highly organized and detail-oriented Licensed Registered Nurse, Corrections Nurse Trainee. 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. Performs on-the-job training in a variety of nursing care functions, such as administering medications, monitoring vital signs and examining individuals in custody utilizing nursing assessment skills and techniques.
  2. Receives formal training on how to assess patient progress.
  3. Receives hands-on training in proper procedures to set up, operate and monitor special equipment, such as respirators, and suction devices, AED, oxygen.
  4. Receives extensive on-the-job training in:
    • Maintaining security of medical equipment and supplies.
    • Conducting surveillance of medical unit surroundings and individuals in custody for possession of contraband and illegal drugs.
    • Preparing reports on infractions of the facility’s security rules and regulations.
    • Receives comprehensive training on procedures used to inspect food services areas and individual in custody housing units for safety and sanitation, conducts Restrictive Housing evaluations, and documents completion and findings of inspections and evaluations.
  5. 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.

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

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. 
  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check. 
  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of position held, is prohibited
  4. Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.

Agency Statement

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; 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:  5:30PM-6:00AM or 5:30AM-6:00PM with Alternating Days Off  
Work Location: 2600 N Brinton Ave Dixon, IL 61021-9532  
Agency Contact:

Karmin Bush, HR


Phone #:815-288-5561 ext 2106

Job Function:  Health Services; Public Safety  


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




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