McHenry County


As the largest human service provider in McHenry County, we believe that services must be available without barriers.  We are looking for a passionate, qualified Assistant Director of Nursing who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week with weekend on-call rotating schedule.

Salary: $84,395 annually

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for the planning, directing, and supervising of multiple programs and personnel of the Nursing Division – Clinical Section for the McHenry County Department of Health.

Job Function

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the Assistant Director or Clinical Section acts as an advisor on matters pertaining to nursing clinical and surveillance services.

Exercises responsibility for personnel, fiscal and other management controls; prepares and reviews records and reports of an operational, professional and, occasionally, research.

With Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Community Health Services collaborates with health care providers and community agencies to provide comprehensive integrated services and develop service plans to assist in meeting community health care needs.

Serves as spokesman for the Nursing Division on public health matters at public meetings and through the news media as assigned by the Director of Nursing

Position requires the independent application of an extensive level of experience, judgment, and skills.

May act on behalf of the Director of Nursing when assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing

Master’s degree in health sciences, business or healthcare administration preferred; and

a current and active license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Illinois Board of Nursing or an Illinois license by endorsement within 6 months of the initial date of employment

Five to seven years progressively responsible experience in nursing and

1-2 years in management, preferably in a public health setting.

Other requirements:

As a public health department, we believe in the science, data, and power of vaccines, like the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, to protect against and prevent illness. Therefore, we require all Health Department staff to receive the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the annual influenza vaccine.  Failure to comply with this requirement will result in termination.

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McHenry County is an equal opportunity employer.  No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, Veteran status or disability.

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