Registered Nurse I

Minimum Requirements:

Requires graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree in nursing.

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


  • Excellent Health & Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Alternative Retirement Formula (Forensic Pay) at some facilities, Shift Differential
  • Three 12 hour shift work-week format at some facilities
  • 12 Paid Sick Days Per Year
  • 10 Paid Vacation Days Per Year (earned vacation time increases every 5 years).
  • 3 Personal Days Per Year

Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Requires knowledge of diversified professional nursing principles, concepts and practices.

Requires knowledge of application and use and care of specialized medical equipment.

Requires knowledge of pharmacology of commonly prescribed medicines and drugs and their therapeutic and possible adverse reactions.

Requires ability to provide professional nursing care based on orders of the physician and the specific needs of the patient.

Requires ability to set up and use specialized medical equipment.

Requires ability to evaluate patient condition and behavior and prepare accurate detailed records of such observations.

Requires ability to apply emergency medical techniques such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, control of bleeding, airway maintenance.

Requires ability to instruct non-nursing personnel in the proper practices and procedures of patient care.

Requires ability to maintain security of the work area and comply with all facility rules, regulations, policies and directives.

In addition to English verbal and written skills, candidates may be required to translate, speak and write a foreign language at a colloquial skill level. Some positions may require manual communication skills.


Divisions of Mental Health:

Chester Mental Health Center

1315 Lehmen Drive

P.O. Box 31

Chester, Illinois 62233

Phone:  (618) 826-4571 extension 331

Elgin Mental Health Center

750 South State Street

Elgin, Illinois 60123

Phone:  (847) 742-1040 extension 2095 or 2073

Alton Mental Health Center

4500 College Avenue

Alton, Illinois 62002

Phone:  (618) 474-3254

Choate Mental Health Center

1000 North Main Street

Anna, Illinois 62906

Phone:  (618) 833-5161 extension 2222

Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

4200 North Oak Park Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60634

Phone:  (773) 794-4040

Madden Mental Health Center

1200 South First Avenue

Hines, Illinois 60141

Phone:  (708) 338-7285

Division of Developmental Disabilities:

Choate Developmental Center

1000 North Main Street

Anna, Illinois 62906

Phone:  (618) 833-5161 extension 2222

Murray Development Center

1535 West McCord Street

Centralia, Illinois 62801

Phone:  (618) 532-1811 extension 4813

Jack Mabley Developmental Center

1120 Washington Avenue

Dixon, Illinois 61021

Phone:  (815)288-8340

William W. Fox Developmental Center

134 West Main Street

Dwight, Illinois 60420

Phone:  (815) 584-3347 extension 217

Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center

1401 West Dugdale Road

Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Phone:  (847) 249-0600 extension 206

Ludeman Developmental Center

114 North Orchard Drive

Park Forest, Illinois 60466

Phone:  (708) 283-3015

Shapiro Developmental Center

100 East Jeffery Street

Kankakee, Illinois 60901

Phone:  (815) 939-8223