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Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Dixon, IL, US, 61021-9532

Job Requisition ID:  23912

Agency :  Department of Corrections - Dixon Correctional Center

Opening Date/Time: 03/15/2023 12:00 A.M.
Closing Date/Time: 03/28/2023 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,512/month; CBA Applies; Full range: $4,512-$6,556/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Lee  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


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  23912

Position Overview

The Dixon Correctional Center is seeking a highly motivated, professional to oversee the overall health information services program at the facility. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and will be able to work with interdepartmental staff, within a correctional facility in the Healthcare Unit. Dixon Correctional Center is distinct in its size as IDOC’s largest medium security facility and is unique in its diversity. The administration of the facility is divided into specialized areas that include units housing general population individuals in custody, older individuals with special needs, individuals with disabilities, as well as an Infirmary. The Special Treatment Center (STC) is a medium security center that houses both mentally ill and intellectually disabled individuals. The Dixon Psychiatric Unit (DPU) is a multi-security unit which serves as IDOC’s primary psychiatric correctional facility. Both the Special Treatment Center and Dixon Psychiatric Unit serve the needs of individuals who have mental health and intellectual disabilities, by providing programs geared specifically toward a “special needs” population as well as a therapeutic environment. If interested in this opportunity, please apply according to the instructions listed on the job posting. We invite all qualified applicants to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages the overall health information services program for the facility.
  2. Serves as working supervisor.
  3. Supervises and participates in the more complex aspects of abstracting, analyzing and interpreting health information records for summaries, special reports and research projects.
  4. Provides professional health information services program consultation and assistance to medical and clinical staff in evaluating the quality of patient care and developing criteria and methods for such evaluation.
  5. Serves as chairperson of the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge skill and mental development equivalent to four (4) years of college and certification by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). Requires one (1) year of professional experience in a health information records facility.


Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to four (4) years of high school, completion of an approved medical records training program plus certification by the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Requires five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as an RHIT in management of a medical program.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional work experience working in health information management as acquired from hospital practices, departmental code, and rules and regulations of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Health Care Financing Administration, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  2. Prefers at least three (3) years of professional work experience in health information records maintenance.
  3. Prefers extensive knowledge of medical, anatomical, psychological and psychiatric terminology.
  4. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional work experience working with federal and state statutes regarding confidentiality and releases of information.
  5. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience working with medical jurisprudence and state laws governing use of health information records in court actions.
  6. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional work experience working with a Continuous Quality Improvement Program.
  7. Prefers at least three (3) years of experience in abstracting, analyzing and interpreting health information records.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check. 
  2. Requires the 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.
  3. Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.

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; 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:  8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday, w/ Sat/Sun off  
Work Location: Dixon Correctional Center - 2600 N Brinton Ave Dixon, IL 61021-9532  
Agency Contact:

     Kathy Newstrand


     Phone #:815-288-5561 Opt. 3

Job Family:  Health Services; Public Safety  


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



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