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Registered Nurse

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2019
Requisition ID:  16153
Location: 

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.

 

About the 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

Salary for this position is commensurate with education and experience.

 

About the Job

The Indiana Veterans' Home is currently seeking a Nurse – Registered 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, utilizing specialized knowledge, judgement and skill.  The Nurse 4 – RN works with minimal supervision, and has some management responsibilities and accountability to one nursing unit, or area of nursing.  Reports to Nurse Supervisor.

A Day in the Life
  • Screens sick-call 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 when necessary;
  • 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;
  • 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, etc.;
  • 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;
What We're Looking For
  • Six (6) months professional experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) in an institutional setting,
  • or working with geriatric patients
  • OR a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college, valid Registered Nurse License issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau required (proof of valid license must accompany application).
What You'll Need For Success
  • 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

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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