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Date Posted:  Aug 22, 2019
Requisition ID:  16147

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.


Indiana Veteran's 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, nutritious homemade meals and a rich history that only a facility such as IVH can provide.


Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience


The Indiana Veterans' Home is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse to work in the Nursing Department of the Indiana Veterans' Home and perform all aspects of nursing care, within the scope of the Indiana Nurse Practice Act, with moderate supervision.  May direct the work of CNA’s and QMA’s, following predetermined standards and routines.  Reports to the unit manager, but also takes directives from the shift supervisor (RN) on the evening and night shifts.

A day in the life
  • 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, if necessary, 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;
  • 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 non-professional staff;
  • Ability to safely set up and administer medications and treatments.
What we're looking for
  • Possession of a valid Indiana licensed practical nurse license issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau required; or possession of a valid temporary license issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau required;
  • or eligibility to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's National Council Licensure Examination - Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) for the first time following graduation from an accredited licensed practical nurse program required.


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


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette