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Date:  Aug 3, 2022

Joliet, IL, US, 60431

Job Requisition ID:  10973

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID:  10-85-10973

Opening Date: 08/11//22
Closing Date/Time:  09/08/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $15,000 - $22,000 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Will 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 



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 Medical Director with an Illinois Physician and Surgeon license with a specialty in Psychiatry. Board Certification is required to provide medical leadership and oversight of the psychiatry services provided at the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center in Joliet, Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC) Medical Director with full responsibility for the administration of medical/clinical and psychiatric care services provided by licensed medical staff in the Mental Health (MH) units.
  2. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  3. Plans, administers, and evaluates the development and implementation of policies and directives and the recruitment and retention of medical staff personnel.
  4. Serves as an active high-ranking member of key MH services management and treatment committees including the Hospital Executive Committee.
  5. Consults and confers with a variety of outside sources on behalf of the facility and patients such as other medical facilities, Coroner's Office, other local, city and state agencies.
  6. Serves as Chairperson of the JITC MH Medical Staff Organization.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and an American Board of Medical Specialties certification or its equivalent, in a position that is related to Psychiatry.
  2. Requires three (3) years of substantive medical administrative experience in the directing, planning and evaluating a medical/clinical program.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Three (3) years of professional experience working with professional health services, disciplines and program support functions which must be coordinated in administering a comprehensive medical health program.
  2. Three (3) years of professional experience managing and evaluating the delivery of medical care, treatment and services.
  3. Two (2) years of professional experience supervising staff in the medical field as well as other medical professionals.
  4. Two (2) years of professional experience, preferably five (5) years, recommending changes to medical service programs.
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience providing technical medical training and assistance to internal and/or external stakeholders.
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience communicating with both internal and/or external stakeholders daily on medical services.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to work and be on call after business hours, weekends and holidays.
  2. Requires the ability to travel.
  3. Requires Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License.
  4. Requires an Illinois Controlled Substance License.
  5. Requires an Illinois Physician and Surgeon License.
  6. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  7. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  8. 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:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: 2848 McDonough St Joliet, IL 60431 

Division of Mental Health

Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center

Medical Services-Administration
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Health Services; Administration/Management; 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.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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Nearest Major Market: Joliet
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago