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Registered Nurse II #15057 - Springfield

Job Title: Registered Nurse II #15057 - Springfield
Agency: Department of Human Services
Opening Date: 5/20/22
Closing Date/Time: 06/03/2022
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $5,702 - $7,868 per month
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County:  Sangamon
Work Hours: 3:00PM - 11:00PM
Off every other Saturday/Sunday
Work Location: 901 E Southwind Rd Springfield, IL 62703-5125
Division of Mental Health
McFarland Mental Health Center Jefferson Hall
Posting Identification Number: 10-83-15057
Please click on the link to apply online:

 Position Overview
The Division of Developmental Disabilities 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 Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities 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. Provides professional nursing care services on assigned shifts.
2. Provides work-related guidance, instruction, and explanation to lower-level direct care support staff on an assigned shift in the care of individuals, injury reduction, health and safety, hygiene, treatment, procedures, and the use of equipment.
3. Serves as designated lead worker to lower level staff.
4.  Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.
5. Sets up, operates, and monitors special equipment.
6. Prepares and maintains medical records and histories.
7. Serves as Center-Wide medical/nursing resource during the absence of other professional nursing personnel on the assigned shift.
8. Serves as a Center Float Nurse for medication administration on an assigned shift; on-call rotation, as assigned.
9. 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.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)
1.   Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
2.   One (1) year of professional nursing experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
3.   One (1) year of professional experience assigning tasks to lower level staff.
4.   One (1) year of experience guiding and training staff on the implementation of individuals’ medical care.
5.   One (1) of experience communicating in verbal or written form with staff, parents/guardians, patients and/or individuals and other medical facilities coordinating the care for patients and/or individuals.
6.   One (1) year of experience coordinating the care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
7.   One (1) year of experience ensuring compliance with facility, department, Department of Public Health, and other State/Federal regulations in a healthcare setting.
8.   Requires proficiency in the use of office equipment, including personal computers.
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 50 pounds unassisted.
4.   Requires basic computer skills.
5.   Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
6.   Requires ability to travel.
7.   Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
8.   Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
9.   Requires ability to pass a drug screen. 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.
About the Agency
IDHS’ 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.