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Registered Nurse

Date Posted:  Aug 22, 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.

 

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

 

Registered Nurse

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).

 

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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