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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II (UPWARD MOBILITY) -12 Vacancies

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60634-1417

Job Requisition ID:  18818

Agency: Department of Veterans' Affairs

Posting Date: 09/22/2022

Closing Date/Time: 10/03/2022

Salary: $3,797.00 - $5,286.00

Job Type: Hourly Full Time

County: Cook

Number of Vacancies: 12

Plan/BU: RC009

 

POSTING ID #34-127-23-01   18818
****A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****

 

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Veterans' Affairs must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Job Responsibilities

The Licensed Practical Nurse II position helps provide care and service to our veterans within our Veterans’ homes. This unique opportunity offers an exceptional benefit package to include health insurance, including eye care and dental, deferred compensation, life insurance and retirement.  If you desire to become a valued member of a hard-working and respected team and up for a challenge change in your career, please take this opportunity to apply for this rewarding and gratifying position. 

 

1.  Independently performs a variety of skilled practical nursing functions for physically ill, disabled, or geriatric residents in an assigned nursing unit and shift

  • Carries out assigned nursing policies and procedures
  • Administers medication, injections, and treatments
  • Takes and records temperatures, pulses, respirations, oxygen saturation, and blood pressures
  • Applies and changes dressings, performs catheterizations, dressing changes, and monitors IV’s
  • Records the administration of medications and treatments
  • Prepares patient progress notes, reports, charts, and records which are descriptive of the patient’s condition.

 

2.  Observes, records and reports to physicians, registered nurses, or the supervisory nurse the symptoms, reactions, and changes in residents’ conditions

  • Serves as a preceptor to orient new nursing staff to the unit’s policies, procedures, routine, and tasks
  • Participates in care plan meetings

 

3.  Provides for the emotional and physical comfort and security of residents

  • Assists other staff with activities of daily living for residents
  • Instructs residents in the development of self-help skills to the extent they are capable
  • Ambulates, moves, and transports residents in beds, wheelchairs, stretchers, and lifts using proper lifting techniques

 

4.  Assists in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order

 

5.  Assists in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order

Job Responsibilities continued

6.  Performs selected nursing functions in situations which do not require the specialized knowledge and skill of a registered nurse

  • Adheres to the philosophy, objectives, policies, and standards of nursing service and of the facility

 

7.   Performs other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Preferred Qualifications

1.  Requires extensive knowledge of practical nursing theory and practice

2.  Requires ability to apply simple nursing techniques as delegated by physicians or professional nurses

3.  Requires ability to provide guidance and leadership to other nursing personnel, and promote effective patient interactions

4.  In addition to English verbal and written skills, candidates may be required to translate, speak and write a language other than English at a colloquial skill level to perform the duties of the position. Some positions may require candidates to possess specific effective communication skills such as, but not limited to, Braille, sign language or another form of manual communication

 

Minimum Qualification

1.    Licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois
2.    One (1) year of practical nursing experience
3.    This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title

Conditions of Employment

1.    Must pass a background check
2.    Must pass a drug screen and pre-employment physical
3.    Must meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance
4.    Able to push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds
5.    Able to bend, stoop, twist, stand and walk for protracted periods of time, use fine and gross hand manipulation
6.    Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be required to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime

Work Hours: 7AM- 3PM, 3PM-11PM, 11PM-7AM

Work Location: 4250 N Oak Park Ave Chicago, IL 60634-1417

Agency Contact:

Edith Feliciano

Email: edith.feliciano@illinois.gov

Phone #:(773) 824-3877

Job Family: Health Services

 

At The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we are mission-focused on efforts to empower veterans and their families to thrive in the State of Illinois.  We do this by assisting veterans in navigating the system of federal, state, and local resources and benefits; providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes and partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges. 

 

IDVA genuinely values and celebrates the differences amongst our veterans, and the agency is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where our veteran residents know that they are appreciated, respected, and valued.  Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we will continue to establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.

 

A career with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides a rewarding and challenging opportunity for individuals. Working together, we create partnerships and experiences that engage and inspire our fellow co-workers and the veterans that we serve every day.  Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • edith.feliciano@illinois.gov
  • IDVA.HRCHGO.Applicants@illinois.gov

 

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