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31 May 2022

Full-Time Director of Nursing (SPSA Opt 8N)

IDHS – Posted by Elisad5 Chester, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Director of Nursing (SPSA Opt 8N)

Agency: Department of Human Services

Closing Date/Time: 07/29/2022

Salary: Anticipated Salary: $9,334 – $10,417 per month

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Randolph

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Work Location: 1315 Lehmen Dr Chester, IL 62233-2542

Division of Mental Health

Chester Mental Health Center


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Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a licensed Registered Nurse to serve as the Director of Nursing and to oversee and supervise professional and paraprofessional nursing staff in the care and treatment of psychiatric patients at the Chester Mental Health Center in Chester Illinois. At Chester Mental Health Center, we treat individuals with dignity and compassion. Our mission is to assist patients to achieve their full recovery potential.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Director of Nursing for the Chester Mental Health
  2. Serves as full-line
  3. Manages and directs the health care services for the
  4. Assist the Medical Director in the management of health-related services within the facility.
  5. Develops in-service education programs for professional and paraprofessional nursing staff.
  6. Develops budget and staffing plans for review by the Facility Director.
  7. Conducts personal inspections of the various offices and living
  8. Conducts staff meetings with both subordinate managers and other subordinate staff to discuss new policies and procedures.
  9. Provides active nursing care to patients.
  10. 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
  2. Master’s degree in nursing or a healthcare-related field with a minimum of four (4) years of nursing leadership


Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a healthcare-related field with a minimum of six (6) years of nursing leadership experience.


Associate’s degree in nursing or a healthcare-related field with a minimum of ten (10) years of nursing leadership experience.


Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Five (5) years of professional experience working in a psychiatric
  2. Three (3) years of professional supervisory experience assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff, and approving time off.
  3. Two (2) years of professional experience recommending and implementing nursing policies and procedures relative to the latest trends and nursing
  4. Three (3) years of professional experience recommending and preparing nursing treatment plans for
  5. Three (3) years of professional experience providing training to paraprofessional and professional nursing
  6. Three (3) years of professional experience performing quality assurance assessments on nursing services and treatments provided to patients.
  7. Proficiency in the use of office equipment including personal computers and basic computer


Employment Conditions

  1. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background
  2. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois
  3. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and
  4. Requires the ability to serve on-call on a rotating basis, after hours, on weekends, and holidays.
  5. Requires the ability to maintain current certification of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.


About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is to provide equitable access to social services, support programs, and resources to enhance the lives of all we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency, and Kindness.



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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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