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RN |Registered Nurse | Day Shift

Date Posted:  Aug 6, 2019
Requisition ID:  1738
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.

 

About the job:

 

Directs and coordinates patient care and clinical supervision of LPN’s and Behavioral Health Recovery Attendants.  Promotes and maintains a therapeutic milieu. Assesses, intervenes, documents and communicates to promote patient care and safety. 

 

 12.5 hour day shift available

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:

  • Prioritizes and organizes the daily care of patients.
  • Makes patient care assignments based upon specific patient needs.
  • Provides ongoing assessment of the patients' physical and psychosocial status from admission to discharge.  
  • Directs LPNs and BHRAs to coordinate the workflow on the unit.  Recognizes and defines problems and takes corrective actions.
  • Conducts nursing programs.
  • Serves as a Treatment Plan Coordinator and develops treatment plans in collaboration with other clinical staff.
  • Administers medications and treatments according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements nursing care plans for acute medical problems.
  • Works in collaboration with the unit ADON/Nurse 6/Nursing Supervisor to plan treatment and programs for the unit.
  • Completes medication administration supervision monitors for the LPNs and QMAs as assigned.
  • Completes clinical observation notes for LPNs, QMAs and BHRAs.
  • Completes monthly Nursing progress notes on assigned patients.
  • Provides immediate and effective feedback to employees concerning behavior and performance.
  • Works closely with the ADON, Nurse 6 and unit physician to provide quality care.
  • Communicates with the ADON, Nurse 6 and physician on an ongoing basis to notify them of patient status.
  • Educates patients and family members regarding medication, procedures and treatment goals and objectives.
  • Serves as a patient advocate.

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:

  • Six (6) months of experience working in an institutional setting or working with geriatric patients, psychiatric patients or patients with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Associate or Bachelor degree in Nursing from an accredited college. 
  • License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Registered Nurse.

Requirements:

  • Must obtain CPR and CPI certification, demonstrate ability to perform techniques, and maintain certification throughout employment.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and ability to learn other programs used in maintaining electronic medical records.  Good interpersonal skills, good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Compassionate
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Good knowledge of medical and hospital terminology preferred
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and data entry preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

No direct reports.

Hiring Salary:  

Salary may be commensurate with experience/education. Only RN experience listed on your application will be used to calculate salary, so list all RN experience.

 

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

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Evansville

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