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HEALTH FACILITIES SURVEILLANCE NURSE (HFSN)

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:  Sep 22, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-2925

Job Requisition ID:  18882

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date:  09/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 10/06/2022
 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $5,927 - $8,059 per month.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
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 illinois.jobs2web.com 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 10-66-18882

Position Overview

Under general supervision of the Statewide Nursing Coordinator, independently conducts random and targeted surveys and visits to certified, licensed, operated and/or funded developmental disability service agencies (including but not limited to community integrated living arrangements, state operated developmental centers, developmental training programs and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities) in a geographical area.  Conducts follow-up on cases of substantiated abuse or neglect for a geographical area related to nursing services, the administration of medications and the oversight of medication administration to identify areas for improvement.  Develops training, technical assistance and monitoring systems and implements policy and procedural changes to accomplish improvements. Reviews individual records to verify the individual program plan is complete, accurate and being implemented.  Prepares analyses for review and action by management staff.  Travels in the performance of duties.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Travels to independently conduct random and targeted surveys and visits to certified, licensed, operated and/or funded developmental disabilities (DD) service agencies (including but not limited to community integrated living arrangements, state operated developmental centers, developmental training programs and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities) statewide.
  2. Reviews individual records to verify the individual program plan is complete, accurate and being implemented. 
  3. Conducts follow-up on cases of substantiated abuse or neglect statewide related to nursing services, the administration of medications and the oversight of medication administration to identify areas for improvement. 
  4. Provides written and verbal feedback, technical assistance and guidance to the local agency that serves individuals with medical or health-related issues. 
  5. Prepares survey forms, correspondence and reports of findings and recommendations.
  6. Conducts and participates in workshops, on-site visits, planning conferences and consultative services to provide information and guidance regarding the Nursing Act, applicable developmental disabilities rules and best practice criteria.
  7. Completes Division projects not covered under Rule 116 (the regulation of storage, distribution, and administration of medications in specific settings and the training of non-licensed staff in the administration of medications).
  8. Provides assistance in moving individuals with developmental disabilities in a geographical area to alternative services to verify their nursing needs are met.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or a diploma degree in nursing and three years of professional nursing experience OR a bachelor's degree in nursing and two years of professional nursing experience OR a master's degree in nursing. 
  2. Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois. 

 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires valid driver’s license. 
  2. Requires the ability to travel extensively including overnight stays.
  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-Wed, 7:00am - 5:30pm; Thurs, 7:00am - 5:00pm  

Clinical Services
Work Location: 600 E Ash St Springfield, IL 62703-2925  

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Clinical Services

Statewide Nursing
Agency Contact:
  
DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

 

Job Family:  Health Services; Social Services  

 

About the Agency

Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need all 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)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com