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Nursing Coverage Supervisor (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:  Sep 19, 2022

Park Forest, IL, US, 60466-1200

Job Requisition ID:  17861

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID:  10-72-17861

Opening Date: 09/20/22
Closing Date/Time:  10/03/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $8,490 - $9,096 per month. 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial 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 Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire an energetic and detail oriented licensed Registered Nurse for the Ludeman Developmental Center located in Park Forest, Illinois to evaluates the day-to-day performance of assigned staff. Makes rounds on assigned units to observe and verify the ongoing provisions of a safe, clean and therapeutic environment are adhered to. Functions as a Nursing Coverage Supervisor, on a rotation basis to ensure direction and guidance and administrative decision making is available to nursing personnel at the facility on a 24-hour basis.  The Ludeman Developmental Center strives to provide equitable access to social/human services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Nursing Coverage Supervisor for the Ludeman Developmental Center.
  2. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  3. Functions as a Nursing Coverage Supervisor, on a rotational basis, to ensure direction and guidance and administrative decision making is available to nursing personnel at the facility on a 24-hour basis. 
  4. Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team to develop and review nursing services within context of the Individual Habilitation Plan.
  5. Conducts Annual Medical Recertification of assigned staff. 
  6. Participates in Nursing Supervisor meetings, facility meetings, unit meetings and committees as scheduled.
  7. Serves as liaison for nursing services to physician consultants, community hospitals and clinics, parent, and guardians, as appropriate.
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated 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 coursework 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.   Three (3) years of professional nursing experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities. 

2.   Three (3) years of professional experience supervising professional nursing staff.

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

4.   One (1) year of professional experience reviewing program needs, setting priorities and assigning nursing staff to ensure compliance with standards of care and practice for a public or private organization.

5.   One (1) year of professional experience training nursing staff on nursing care practices and techniques. 

6.   One (1) year of professional nursing experience communicating in verbal or written form with patients and/or individuals. 

7..  One (1) year of professional experience performing quality assurance assessments on nursing services and treatments provided to patients and/or individuals. 

Conditions of Employment

1.   Requires the ability to serve on-call, after business hours, weekend and holidays on a rotation basis.

2.   Requires the ability to physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to individual or others.

3.   Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance. 

4.   Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

5.   Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm 
Work Location: 114 N Orchard Dr Park Forest, IL 60466-1200 

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Ludeman Developmental Center

Nursing Services - Unit 1
Agency Contact:
Job Family: Administration/Management; Health 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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