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Date:  May 23, 2023

Joliet, IL, US, 60436

Job Requisition ID:  18440

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 05/23/2023
Closing Date/Time: 06/21/2023
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $12,843 - $18,234 per month.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Will  
Number of Vacancies:   9  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


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.


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for any degrees earned and a copy of any applicable professional licenses is recommended and should be uploaded to the Additional 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.


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


Posting Identification Number  10-85-18440

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Physician Specialist Option B for the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC) located in Joliet, Illinois to perform general medical examinations on all patients served on the Mental Health (MH) units. Provides diagnostic and treatment services. Provides facility-side consultation in internal medicine to all medical staff working in the MH units. Provides in-service training to other staff.  Serves as an intermediary and advocate for patients during inter-facility transfer consultations, treatment and outpatient care. Serves as Physician on Call.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Within the Mental Health (MH) units, performs general medical examinations on all patients served on the MH units.
  2. Makes daily rounds within the MH units evaluating patients’ progress and treatment and effectiveness of prescribed medications.
  3. Serves as an intermediary and advocate for patients during inter-facility transfer consultations, treatment, and outpatient care.
  4. Serves as Physician on Call.
  5. Provides facility-side consultation in internal medicine to medical staff.
  6. Serves as an active member on committees to provide expertise in the areas of treatment, development, etc.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and American Board Certification in internal medicine.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One (1) year of professional experience evaluating and providing quality medical care to adult patients.
  2. One (1) year of professional experience coordinating medical services with other professional disciplines and supportive personnel.
  3. One (1) year of professional experience evaluating, diagnosing and treating adult patients in accordance with best practices. 
  4. One (1) year of professional experience communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
  5. One (1) year of professional experience preparing comprehensive and specialized medical records and reports.
  6. One (1) year of professional experience treating adults with mental illness.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to serve on-call after business hours, weekends, evenings/nights and holidays.
  2. Requires ability to pass the IDOC background check.
  3. 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.
  4. Requires ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

Work Hours:  Various shifts. See below:  

(1) 8:00am-4:30pm - Mon-Fri 

(1) 8:30am-5:00pm - Mon-Fri

(1) 8:30am-5:00pm - Mon-Fri

(1) 9:00am-5:30pm - Mon-Fri

(1) 4:00pm-12:30am - Sun-Thurs

(1) Mixed Hours - 8:00am-4:30pm Sat& Sun ; 10:00am-6:30pm Mon/Tues/Wed

(1) 12:00am-8:30am - Sun-Thurs

(1) 12:00am-8:30am - Tues-Sat

(1) 4:00pm-12:30am - Tues-Sat
Work Location: 2848 McDonough St Joliet, IL 60431  

Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC)

Division of Mental Health

Physician Services
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  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.


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