Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date.
The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program is seeking qualified candidates to fill a part-time Staff Nurse position. The Staff Nurse with Head Start/Early Head Start assists with implementation of the day-to-day operations of the health program service area goals and supports compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and other state/local health regulations. The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program serves more than 860 families and children birth through age five, including children with special needs, throughout St. Clair County and consists of a team of individuals dedicated to making real change that leads to the success of children, families and communities. The program is housed in nine early childhood centers, eight managed directly by SIUE staff and two collaboration sites. SIUE’s Head Start program includes a rigorous school readiness program and provides comprehensive services, such as health/dental screenings and family engagement and support activities.
The Staff Nurse will provide proper health care of infants and toddlers training to all Head Start child care staff, as well as ensure all women participating in the Expectant Families program option receive pre-natal visits as well as post-partum home visits within two weeks of delivery. This position is responsible for reviewing, monitoring and performing health screenings for all children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start programs. The selected candidate will perform health screenings, prepare treatment plans, and conduct training sessions with staff on how to provide prescribed treatment as well as work with staff and families to ensure completion of all follow-up and treatment plans.
Additionally, the Staff Nurse will collaborate with parents to promote children's health and well-being by providing medical, oral, nutrition education support services that are understandable to all individuals within the program, including individuals with low health literacy. Other related duties within the professional scope of the position may be assigned based on the programs needs and goals.
This is a part-time position based out of the East St. Louis Center. Approximate total work week hours for this role will be 20 (54%). Hours are typically Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Adjusted days and hours may be needed based on program events and needs.
To Apply for this Vacancy:
This position is a Civil Service vacancy. It closes to applicants at 11:59 p.m. CST on the posting end date. When applying through the HireTouch system, please be sure to complete updated 2022 forms that are attached to the job located under your Applicant Profile box (refresh browser if needed).
Applicants must submit an updated and complete Civil Service Application, which must include complete employment history, through HireTouch. The application is the last form in the document package. If you do not possess any employment history, you must indicate this within the employment history section of the application. Your application should reflect a thorough list of relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. While a resume may be submitted with the application, data for each employer must be listed on this application form. (The words "See Resume" may only be used as a substitute in the section entitled "Specific Duties Performed" not for a list of employment history.) If the Civil Service application is incomplete you will not be considered for the position as our office will be unable to evaluate your submission to determine if you possess the required minimum qualifications.
If qualifying by education or to qualify for a required educational prerequisite, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit: Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation and Proof of Eligibility. Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.
Applicants will be subject to a background check and drug screening prior to an offer of employment. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at www.siue.edu/human-resources or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans
SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time employees (50% or more receive benefits accrued at percentage of appointment and adjusted rates) including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*University tuition waivers (employee and dependant);
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
*Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Employer (see federal guidelines for details).
For more about our benefits and employee services, visit: https://www.siue.edu/human-resources/benefits