at Department of Corrections in Pontiac, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Overview

This position serves as a Nursing Supervisor to staff in all phases of the Health Care delivery unit, laboratory, radiology and nursing programs at the Pontiac Correctional Center. The incumbent will work as a full-line supervisor to staff, assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance and training to assigned staff, scheduling staff to meet day-to-day operating needs, establish annual goals and objectives. The incumbent will work with state and contractual staff and monitor the quality of care given to our patients. The Nursing Supervisor will assist with the monthly reports, have open communication with the Office of Health Services, assist with CQI data collection and studies, as well as audit completion. Pontiac Correctional Center consists of a total of 63 buildings, which comprise of more than 744,000 square feet. The facility sits on a 37-acre site, with 32 acres being enclosed by fencing.  Pontiac Correctional Center houses the following offenders: segregation, protective custody, mental health, administrative detention reintegration management and medium security. We invite all qualified applicants to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Directs, coordinates and provides guidelines to staff in all phases of the Health Care delivery unit, laboratory, radiology and nursing programs.

  2. Serves as full line supervisor.

  3. Provides direction, assistance on nursing treatments and procedures.

  4. Schedules special clinics and reviews lines for proper care and follow-up.

  5. Monitors all specialty referrals approved by Medical Director both to outside medical specialists and to on-site specialty clinics.

  6. Assist the Healthcare Unit Administrator (HCUA) with collection of appropriate data and submit in the form of a Monthly Report to the Warden’s office.

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

  1. Knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college. 

  2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.

  3. Prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible Registered Nursing experience.
Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. At least one (1) year of experience supervising professional staff.

  2. At least one (1) year working experience in a correctional setting.

  3. At least one (1) year professional experience delivering in-service training.

  4. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training and certification.

  5. At least one (1) year professional experience interpreting and monitoring healthcare contracts.

  6. At least one (1) year experience making nursing schedules for a twenty-four/seven (24/7) healthcare facility.

  7. At least one (1) year professional experience with problem solving patient complaints.

  8. At least one (1) year professional experience maintaining a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program along with recommending and implementing improvements.

  9. At least one (1) year professional experience with data collection and preparing reports.

  10. At least one (1) year experience auditing healthcare records for accuracy and ensuring compliance with medical policies and procedures.

  11. Bachelor of Science in Nursinq or hiqher.
Conditions of Employment

  1. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification.

  2. Ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.

  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of position held, is prohibited.

  4. Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.
About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion. This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully,  and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included. Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEi), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression. The IDOC team works to serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in offender behavior, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization. Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all  qualified applicants to join our team.

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Job Posting: ILCS35039

Posted On: Jan 25, 2024

Updated On: Feb 28, 2024

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