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CNA (Day Shift)

Date Posted:  Sep 12, 2021
Requisition ID:  231062

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906


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 the Indiana Veterans’ Home
The Indiana Veterans’ Home, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the only long term care facility in Indiana dedicated to serving veterans and their spouses.  We provide a beautiful, healthy and home-like environment for veterans and their spouses to live. Residents enjoy a variety of onsite and offsite activities, excellent health care, and a rich history that only a facility such as IVH can provide.

Documentation of a recent Covid-19 Vaccine is strongly encouraged, although not required.


Offers will be commensurate with years of experience and education.

About the Job:

As a Nursing Attendant with the Indiana Veterans Home, you will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks associated with the care, treatment, health and welfare of patients and residents.  This includes training patients in activities of daily living.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Performs duties for the physical care of residents such as bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting, etc.;
  • Trains and assists patients with daily living tasks; helps patients dress, eat, bathe, brush teeth and comb hair;
  • Escorts patients to and from therapies, dining area, other areas of the hospital for treatment and tests, medical facilities outside hospital and/or on field trips;
  • Checks and records patients' vital signs;
  • Supervises daily routine of patients;
  • Assists in creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment by performing a variety of housekeeping duties such as cleaning equipment, changing bed linens, etc.;
  • Sorts and tags institutional linens and personal linens;
  • Establishes rapport with residents to aid in the treatment program and rehabilitation;
  • Observes, records and reports the condition and behavior of patients;
  • Participates in patient care plans involving care and treatment of the geriatric patient;
  • Participates as a member of the health team observing resident behavior and participates in patient care plans;

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:

  • Ability to apply basic knowledge of nursing practices and of special needs of geriatric patients to ensure comfort and well-being of patients;
  • Ability to establish and maintain safe and healthy environment for residents;
  • Ability to perform a variety of housekeeping duties to ensure the comfort and well-being of residents;
  • Ability to keep records, reports and charts of residents accurately; bowel movement sheets, restraint sheets, intake and output, temperature, pulse and respiration, blood pressure, weights, etc.;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships with residents;
  • Ability to note subtle changes in residents' physical status and mental behavior;
  • Ability to act in emergency situations; fire, tornado alert, adverse behavior of patients, etc.;
  • Ability to control intoxicated, confused, senile or difficult patients;
  • Ability to use thermometer, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer and other medical equipment;

Must be certified as a Nurse Aide within 120 days of employment; must maintain CNA and first aid certification.  Ability to understand and communicate with residents and understand and complete nursing forms; ability to follow verbal instructions; ability to provide basic nursing care practices; ability to use medical equipment within scope of certification; ability to provide safe, efficient resident care, following all applicable state and Veterans' Administration rules, IVH policies and procedures and all HIPAA rules; must attend and complete all required inservice training; ability to prioritize workload; ability to be flexible; ability to recognize basic changes in a resident condition and report to the nurse.

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.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 


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