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CORRECTIONS NURSE TRAINEE - 0983600 1

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 CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov 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:  Jan 13, 2022
Location: 

Pontiac, IL, US, 61764-2323

Job Requisition ID:  1956

Agency:  Department of Corrections  
Closing Date/Time:  Continuous
Salary:  Anticipated starting salary $4,784/month; CBA applies; Full Range $4,784-$6544/month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Livingston 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC023 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:

We are currently transitioning our application process away from paper process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

Position Description and Responsibilities

Under immediate supervision for a period of six to twelve months, participates in an agency sponsored training program, receiving a combination of comprehensive classroom and on the job training in the nursing field.  Receives training in conforming with established standards, procedures, policies and security guidelines and providing the full range of professional nursing services in the care and treatment of inmate patients in a correctional facility.

     35% Performs on-the-job training in a variety of nursing care functions such as, administering medications, monitoring vital signs, examining offenders utilizing nursing assessment skills and techniques

     25% Receives formal training on how to assess patient progress, completes admission interviews to assist in determining: 1) offender's medical history 2) physicial/mental health status, and 3) placement within the facility  treatment; documents all nursing care provided.

     20% Receives hands on training in proper procedures to set up, operate and monitor special equipment such as respirators, aspiration and suction devices

     15% Receives extensive on the job training in maintaining security of medical equipment and supplies and how those may be used as weapons

      5% Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Requires licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois. 
  • Requires current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.
  • Requires graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree in nursing.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of diversified professional nursing principles, concepts and practices.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of pharmacology of commonly prescribed medicines and drugs and their therapeutic and possible adverse reactions. 
  • Requires ability to provide professional nursing care based on orders of the physician and specific needs of the patient. 
  • Requires ability to maintain security of the work and comply with all facility rules, regulations, policies and directives.
  • Requires ability to adhere to detailed rules of conduct with regard to appropriate interaction with offenders or students.
  • Requires ability to successfully clear an in-depth background investigation and a urine drug test.
  • 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. 

 

Agency Mission 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 offender behavior, 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.  We invite all qualified applicants to join our team.

 

About the Agency

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 offender behavior, 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.  We invite all qualified applicants to join our team.

 

Work Hours:  6:00 am to 6:00 pm 12 hour rotating days off 
Work Location: 700 W Lincoln Street, Pontiac IL 61764 
Agency Contact:  Elaine.Rentz@illinois.gov 
Job Function:  Health Services  

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a reduction, Former State Employees, and Non-State Applicants: - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  You must submit a current IL RN license, CPR card and copies of official transcripts and/or diploma.  FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE NEW CMS100 VERSION DATED 9/2020 OR AFTER WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED.