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Date:  Jan 10, 2022

Hillsboro, IL, US, 62049-3620

Job Requisition ID:  10833

 Agency:  Department of Corrections 
Closing Date/Time: 01/31/2022 
Salary:  $5,404 - $7,335 per month; CBA applies  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Montgomery  
Number of Vacancies:  12  
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.

Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program should follow the Upward Mobility Policy Guidelines when applying for this title. 

Posting Identification Number #10833

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; 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.

Job Overview

Under general supervision of the Nursing Supervisor (PSA), provides a full range of professional nursing services in the care and treatment of patients; notifies the physician, Nursing Supervisor and/or Health Care Administrator and Shift Supervisor's in case of emergency situations.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Performs professional nursing assessment functions; provides direct care and treatment to offenders with appropriate documentation of each offender contact in the medical record; administers/delivers medication in compliance with the established policies, procedures and rules of the Graham Correctional Center, transcribes physician orders.

2.  Promotes individual offender and group well-being through health education; including individual health counseling and teaching.  Participates in formal programs of health education; maintains control of offender movement through the clinic and adheres to all security rules and regulations of the department and the Graham Correctional Center including those of disciplinary, segregation and protective custody.

3.  Attends seminars, workshops and in-service training to attain professional development; participation in the Quality Improvement Program through concurrent monitoring of staff compliance with established policies and procedures.

4.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonable within the scope of those enumerated above. 

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an Associate of Diploma Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.  

2. Requires completion of the Corrections Nurse Trainee program or one 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; requires knowledge of diversified profesrequires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois; requires current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certifisional nursing principles, concepts and practices; requires knowledge of pharmacology of commonly prescribed medicines and drugs and their therapeutic and possible adverse reactions.

3.  Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois;


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Requires knowledge of pharmacology of commonly prescribed medicines and drugs and their therapeutic and possibly adverse reactions.

Conditions of Employment


  • Requires current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training and certification is preferred.
  • Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  • Requires 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.


Work Hours:  6:00 am to 6:00 pm 12 hour alternating consecutive days off  
Work Location: Graham Correctional Center, 12078 Illinois Route 185 Hillsboro, IL 62049-3620  
Agency Contact:

Brandy O'Malley

Email: brandy.omalley@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-532-6961 ext. 2251

Job Function:  Health Services  


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





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