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LPN (Night Shift)

Date Posted:  Oct 10, 2021
Requisition ID:  238407

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 is commensurate with education and job experience
Please note:
Documentation of the Covid-19 Vaccine is strongly encouraged, although not required.


About the Job:

The LPN will also direct and coordinate patient care and clinical supervision of support staff.  The LPN will assess patient health problems and needs, develop, and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Prioritizes and organizes the daily care of patients.
  • Makes patient care assignments and assist in creating treatment plans in collaboration with other clinical staff.
  • Provides ongoing assessment and documentation of the patients' physical and psychosocial status from admission to discharge.  
  • Direct support staff to coordinate the workflow on the unit and communicate problems to unit supervisors. 
  • Administer medications and treatments according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements nursing care plans for acute medical problems.
  • Complete medication administration supervision monitors and clinical observation notes for support staff.  
  • Completes required documentation of nursing notes, transfer forms, and other records
  • Educate patients and family members regarding medication, procedures and treatment goals and objectives.
  • Repond and intervene in emergency situations and agitated patients. 
  • Provide orientation and support to staff to the unit.
  • Responsible for ensuring the proper safety and infection control standards are met for the unit.

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:

  • Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college. 
  • License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Licensed Practical Nurse. 
  • Must hold and maintain a CPR certification.
  • Must stay current with behavioral intervention training.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and ability to learn other programs used in maintaining electronic medical records. 
  • Good interpersonal skills, good verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and apply of medical and facility terminology.
  • Ability to use MS Office applications and electronic patient records.
  • Ability to serve as a patient advocate.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret nursing and facility policies and procedures.
  • Additional knowledge and/or ability may be required based on the population the facility will serve such as: children, adolescents, geriatrics, etc.

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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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette