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CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant

Date Posted:  Nov 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  413525

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.
Salary Information:
The salary for this position traditionally starts at $27,820.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.


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; help 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 the 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:

  • Must be certified as a Nurse Aide and must be certified and maintain certification as a QMA;
  • must maintain first aid and CPR 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 the 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 in-service training; ability to prioritize workload;
  • ability to be flexible; ability to recognize basic changes in a resident condition and report to the nurse;
  • ability to administer medications and treatments in a safe, efficient manner, recognizing medication side effects and reporting the same.

Supervisory Responsibilities/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) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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