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Overnight Nurse (Adult Nights)

Date Posted:  Jan 24, 2022
Requisition ID:  183565

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46218

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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About NeuroDiagnostic Institute

NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center located on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis, and operated in partnership with Community Health Network, delivers advanced evaluation and treatment for patients with the most challenging and complex neuropsychiatric illnesses and moves them more efficiently into the most appropriate treatment settings within the community or state mental health system. The NDI is a key component the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s initiative to modernize and reengineer Indiana’s network of state-operated mental health facilities.



This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $51,558.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

A Charge Nurse is assigned to the evening or night shift and functions as a patient care coordinator for several clinical units at a state hospital facility.

A Day in the Life:

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.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • 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.

Preferred but not required experience working with psychiatric patients.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis