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001QC4 - Nurse 4

Date Posted:  Oct 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  16023
Location: 

Evansville, IN, US, 47714

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

Summary/Objective:

A Nurse is primarily responsible and accountable for nursing practices based on specialized knowledge, judgment and skill derived from the principles of biological, physical and behavioral sciences.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Screens patients referring those with major problems to the physician;
  • Prepares and gives medication, controls dosage and administers as prescribed by physicians;
  • Provides first aid to patients in case of injury, accidents, fights and suicide attempts and notifies the physician;
  • Performs complete and routine hospital nursing bed care service and assists the physician in all phases of patient care;
  • Gives new residents inoculations and immunization shots and draws blood for testing purposes;
  • Evaluates patient responses to actual or potential health conditions;
  • Controls violent or disturbed patients or offenders;
  • Contacts patients’ families regarding unusual medical conditions of patients;
  • Directs attendants and coordinates their activities;
  • Develops nursing care plans for individual patients in conjunction with health service personnel including Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists;
  • Instructs patients’ families in the care of patients leaving the hospital;
  • Provides guidance and instructions to newer nurses;
  • Designates work assignments to staff of a nursing care unit;
  • Assists in personnel evaluations;
  • Inventories pharmaceutical supplies and requisitions for drugs, supplies and equipment needed on wards;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Preferred Experience:
Requirements:
  • License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Registered Nurse;
  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to utilize, a full range of accepted professional nursing principles and practices to in-patient care;
  • Working knowledge of psychology relative to handling and caring for emotionally disturbed patients and those with abnormal mental and behavioral patterns as provided in Nursing Education;
  • Ability to communicate with patients regarding medical and nursing procedures and patients’ conditions;
  • Working knowledge of Indiana State Department of Health laws and regulations pertaining to institutional care of patients;
  • Ability to use, and care for, occupational therapy equipment;
  • Ability to interpret and follow oral and written orders and directions;
  • A high degree of skill in providing care and in reacting effectively to emergency situations;
  • Ability to provide guidance to newer nurses;
  • Ability to coordinate the activities of others;
  • Ability to develop and apply nursing care plans;
  • Ability to organize and review work of staff.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Evansville