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Assistant Director of Nursing (PSA Opt 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 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:  Jun 21, 2022

Joliet, IL, US, 60431

Job Requisition ID:  16255

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-85-16255

Opening Date: 06/23/2022
Closing Date/Time:  07/08/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $7,500 - $10,500 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Will 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Supervisory Exclusion 063 



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 Human Services 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

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a licensed Registered Nurse to serve as Assistant Director of Nursing and to oversee and supervise professional and paraprofessional nursing staff in the care and treatment of psychiatric patients at the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center located in Joliet, Illinois. The incumbent will consult with unit treatment team in development of modalities for difficult to manage patients and monitors same, randomly checks assessments, nursing care plan and treatment plan progress notes. He/she will perform and document regular patient visits in order to evaluate the utilization of the Nursing Quality Improvement Plan.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as the Assistant Director of Nursing for the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC) Mental Health (MH) units. 

2. Serves as full-line supervisor.

3. Assigns and verifies staff attend mandatory in-service programs.

4. Develops and maintains good interpersonal relations with staff.

5. Performs and documents regular patient visits in order to evaluate the utilization of the Nursing Quality Improvement Plan.

6. Reviews the therapeutic environment (which supports clinical excellence in the treatment of the physical body, supports the psycho-social and spiritual needs of the patient, family, and staff and produces measurable positive effects on patients’ clinical outcomes and staff effectiveness) of assigned units to meet the standards of JITC and outside reviewing bodies.

7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerative above.

Minimum Qualifications

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

2. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of college with course work in nursing.

3. Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience in a public or business organization.


Preferred Qualifications (In priority order)

1.   Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

2.   Three (3) years of professional experience working in a psychiatric hospital.

3.   Three (3) years of professional supervisory experience assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff, approving time off and preparing and signing performance evaluations.

4.   Three (3) years of professional experience recommending and implementing nursing policies and procedures relative to the latest trends and nursing standards.

5.   Three (3) years of professional experience recommending or preparing nursing treatment plans for patients.

6.   Three (3) years of professional experience providing training to paraprofessional and professional nursing staff.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass the IDOC background check.
  2. 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.
  3. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  4. Requires the ability to serve on-call on a rotating basis, after business hours, weekends and holidays.
  5. Requires the ability to secure and maintain a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: 2848 McDonough St Joliet, IL 60431 

Division of Mental Health

Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC)

Nursing Services - Forensic Nursing Program
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Administration/Management; Health Services; Social Services 


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.


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Nearest Major Market: Joliet
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago