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Nurse

Date Posted:  Oct 31, 2019
Requisition ID:  26829
Location: 

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.

 

Overlooking the Ohio River in Jefferson County, Madison State Hospital (MSH) has served citizens of Indiana for nearly 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 LEED (Leadership in Environmental Energy Design) psychiatric facilities in the nation.  The innovative hospital structure parallels the overall mission to establish exemplary standards of psychiatric care.  Downsized over the years, MSH now serves 150 of Indiana’s most severely mentally ill adults with progressive of evidence based treatment modalities to promote their individualized recovery.      

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

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: Bloomington Indiana
Nearest Secondary Market: Seymour