Posted 4 weeks ago

Director of Nursing

Company: Illinois Department of Human Services
Category: Healthcare


Type: Full Time
Job Title: Director of Nursing (SPSA 8N)
Agency: Department of Human Services
Closing Date/Time: 07/25/2022
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $7,242 – $8,562 per month
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Work Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Work Location: 1200 S 1st Ave Hines, IL 60141-0800 Division of Mental Health
Madden Mental Health Services Nursing Services
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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 Madden Mental Health Center. Madden Mental Health Center strives to provide equitable access to social/human services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve.
Job Responsibilities
1. Serves as the Director of Nursing for Madden Mental Health Center.
2. Serves as full-line supervisor.
3. Develops and establishes the goals and objectives of nursing care and clinical support services.
4. Recommends to the Medical Director the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
5. Develops in-service education programs for professional and paraprofessional nursing staff.
6. Develops budget and staffing plans for review by the Medical Director.
7. Conducts personal inspections of the various offices and living units.
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; performs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on patients during life threatening or emergency situations.
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 Illinois.
2. Requires a master’s degree in nursing.
3. Requires prior experience equivalent to four (4) years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience in public or business organization.
Preferred Qualifications (in order of priority)
1. Five (5) years of professional experience working in a psychiatric hospital.
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, approving time off.
3. Two (2) years of professional experience recommending and implementing nursing policies and procedures relative to the latest trends and nursing standards.
4. Three (3) years of professional experience recommending and preparing nursing treatment plans for patients.
5. Three (3) years of professional experience providing training to paraprofessional and professional nursing staff.
6. Three (3) years of professional experience performing quality assurance assessments on nursing services and treatments provided to patients.
7. Three (3) years of professional experience working with current diagnostic and treatment modalities for psychiatric patients.
8. Three (3) years of professional experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders in oral and written form relative to the care and treatment of patients.
Conditions of Employment
1. Requires the ability to serve on-call on a rotating basis, after hours, on weekends, and holidays.
2. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
3. 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.
4. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
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.