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LPN - 12.5 shifts

Date Posted:  Aug 27, 2021
Requisition ID:  153903
Location: 

Logansport, IN, US, 46947

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 Logansport State Hospital:

Logansport State Hospital is a state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults with mental illness.  Using an interdisciplinary approach and evidence-based programming, we promote recovery and return of the individual to the community. 

 

Salary Information:

This position's salary will be commensurate based on education and/or experience.

About the Job

A Licensed Practical Nurse performs nursing care of patients with physical and/or mental disabilities.

A Day in the Life

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Administers medications or treatments prescribed by a physician
  • Observes patients/residents and keeps accurate patients' records concerning vital signs, etc.
  • Contacts physicians and takes orders in the absence of a professional nurse
  • Assists in specialized programs for patients such as re-motivation groups, sensory stimulation and behavior modification after completion of designated in-service training program
  • Assists physicians in physical examination of patients/residents
  • Orders supplies and medicines.

The job description is not designated 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 We're Looking for

A compassionate, caring nurse who is currently licensed Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Indiana.

What You'll Need for Success

  • Must have and hold a valid LPN license from the State of Indiana
  • Specialized knowledg eof principles of nursing care and ability to apply them
  • Working knowledge of santiary conditions, proper housekeeping and personal hygiene
  • Working knowledge of patients/residents behavior and its meaning
  • Ability to maintain patients/residents records and prepare reports
  • Ability to maintain good relationships and direct work of other paraprofessional and nonprofessional staff
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to safely set up and administer medications and treatments

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:

  • 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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