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Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-5125

Job Requisition ID:  16500

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date:  6/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 07/07/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $5,702 - $7,868 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 SuccessFactors. 

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


Please attach a copy of your transcripts or diplomas 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.

Posting Identification Number 10-83-16500

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire an independent, highly organized, and detail-oriented Licensed Registered Nurse for the McFarland Mental Health Center located in Springfield, Illinois. This position will be responsible for performing direct nursing care for people with mental illness on an assigned shift. 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.

Job Responsibilities

1. Utilizing the nursing process, assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the delivery of nursing care for patients receiving health care services on an assigned unit on an assigned shift. 


2. Serves as designated lead worker to lower level staff.


3. Provides report to staff and to oncoming lead worker to ensure continuity of care.


4. Participates in meetings and discussions with clinical, medical, administrative, and other staff.


5. Monitors the use of appropriate techniques to ensure a safe, secure therapeutic and sanitary environment of care and general performance of duties.


6. Completes mandatory training requirements and participates in continuing education workshops and seminars to maintain age and disability specific professional competency through observation and evaluation.


7. Attends ongoing education programs mandatory and optional in-service programs.


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

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires (a) graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing and two years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience;


OR (b) a bachelor’s degree in nursing and one year of professional nursing experience;


OR (c) a master’s degree in nursing.


        2. Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotation basis.

2. Requires the ability to serve on an on-call basis.

3. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.

4. Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

5. Requires ability to travel.

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

7. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

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


Work Hours:  11:00 PM - 7:00 AM  

Off every other Saturday/Sunday

Work Location: 901 E Southwind Rd Springfield, IL 62703-5125  

Division of Mental Health 

McFarland Mental Health Center

Lincoln Hall South

Agency Contact: 

Tori Lornitis



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.



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