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Date Posted:  Oct 13, 2021
Requisition ID:  222742

Madison, IN, US, 47250


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 Madison State Hospital:

Madison State Hospital has served the citizens of Indiana for over a century. In 2005, the Joint Commission accredited hospital moved into its state-of-the-art treatment facility created from an extraordinary blend of historic restoration, renovation and new construction. It was certified as one of the first Leadership in Environmental Energy Design (LEED) psychiatric facilities in the nation. The innovative hospital structure parallels the overall mission to establish exemplary standards of psychiatric care.



The position’s salary is commensurate on 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 roles 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 examinations of patients/residents;
  • Orders supplies and medicines;

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:

  • Must have and hold a valid LPN license from the State of Indiana;
  • Specialized knowledge of principles of nursing care and ability to apply them;
  • Working knowledge of sanitary 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.


Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana
Nearest Secondary Market: Seymour