at Department of Corrections in Pontiac, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections is looking to hire a highly organized and detail-oriented Licensed Registered Nurse, Corrections Nurse II. This position will be responsible for performing direct nursing care to individuals in a correctional facility. 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 in a correctional setting.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides direct patient care and primary nursing care services.

  2. Monitors and reviews the various functions carried out by the lower level nurses.

  3. Reviews record keeping functions.

  4. Serves as lead worker to lower-level nurses.

  5. Maintains adequate supply and security of medical equipment.

  6. Reviews medical records and completes health summary forms for individual in custody transfers.

  7. 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 three (3) years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience.


    (B) a bachelor’s degree in nursing and two (2) years of professional experience.


    © a master’s degree in nursing.

  2. Requires licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Sequence)

  1. Prefers at least two (2) year of nursing experience in a correctional setting.

  2. Prefers at least two (2) year of experience working in mental health.

  3. Prefers at least two (2) year of experience problem solving in a nursing position.

  4. Prefers at least two (2) year of experience working on an interdisciplinary team.

  5. Prefers at least two (2) year of working experience in a leadership role.
Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.

  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.

  3. Requires the 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.
Agency Statement

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 behavior of individuals in custody, 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.

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Job Posting: ILCS35586

Posted On: Feb 14, 2024

Updated On: Mar 02, 2024

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