Menard Correctional Center Healt Care Unit Corrections Nurse Trainee

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Date:  Jul 3, 2024

Menard, IL, US, 62259

Job Requisition ID:  39429

Agency:  Department of Corrections- Menard Correctional Center

Position Title: Corrections Nurse Trainee
Closing Date/Time:  08/01/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary(Effective 07/01):$6,017/month; Full Range:$6,017- $8,232/month.  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Randolph  
Number of Vacancies:   6  
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 the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number: 39429

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.

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

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.

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.

Work Hours:  5:45pm- 6:15am; Every other weekend off, regular days off vary.  
Work Location: 711 East Kaskaskia St, Menard, Illinois, 62259  
Agency Contact: 

Shauna Smith


Phone #: 618-826-5071, ext. 2224

Posting Group:  Health Services ; Public Safety  


As a IDOC employee, you are entitled to a robust benefits package that includes:
 Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
 12 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
 Pension Plan – vesting at 10 years for Tier II
 Full 20‐year retirement awards free health insurance during retirement.
 Deferred compensation and other pre‐tax benefits programs
 Paid state holidays 13‐14 days annually
 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
 10‐25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually ‐ (10 days in year one of employment)
 Personal, sick, and vacation rates modified for 12‐hour work schedules. (As applicable.)
 Employee Assistance Program and/or mental health resources
 For more information about our benefits please follow this link:
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This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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