Licensed Practical Nurse II (Upward Mobility) - 4 vacancies

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Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60634

Job Requisition ID:  33244

Agency :  Department of Veterans' Affairs 

Posting ID:  REQ 33244
Posting Date: 11/17/2023

Closing Date: 12/04/2023 
Salary:   $3,949 - $5,497/Monthly; CBA language applies; Anticipated starting salary $3,949/Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   4  
Plan/BU:   RC009  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position. All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program should follow the Upward Mobility Policy Guidelines when applying for this title. 


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Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Chicago Veterans’ Home. This position serves under direct supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, performing a variety of experienced practical nursing functions for the physically ill, handicapped or geriatric patients on an assigned shift and nursing unit. 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 or a change in your career, please take this opportunity to apply for this rewarding and gratifying position.

Job Responsibilities

  1. 25% Under the general supervision, independently performs a variety of skilled practical nursing functions for physically ill, disabled, or geriatric residents in an assigned nursing unit and shift.
  2. 25% Observes, records and reports to physicians, registered nurses, or the supervisory nurse the symptoms, reactions, and changes in residents’ conditions.
  3. 15% Provides for the emotional and physical comfort and security of residents.
  4. 15% Assists in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order
  5. 10% Assists in providing guidance to nursing assistants relative to nursing techniques
  6. 5% Performs selected nursing functions in situations which do not require the specialized knowledge and skill of a registered nurse.
  7. 5% Performs other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires Illinois license as a practical nurse.
  2. Requires one (1) year of practical nursing experience.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability pass a background check.
  2. Requires ability meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  3. Requires ability pass a drug screen and pre-employment physical.
  4. Requires ability establish rapport with individuals.
  5. Requires ability utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  6. Requires ability acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
  7. Requires ability attend seminars, conferences, and trainings to stay current on methods, tools, ideologies, or other industry related topics relevant to the job duties.
  8. Requires ability to travel in the performance of job duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.
  9. This position is considered sedentary work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor (20 CFR 404.1567(a)). Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time and requires occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing unassisted.
  10. On-call and overtime are a condition of employment, and you may be required to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime, and may be required to work alternating weekends. This requires the ability to work evenings and weekends. This also requires the ability to work in a 24 hour ‘on call’ capacity.

Work Hours:  11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Rotating Weekends  
Work Location: 4250 N Oak Park Ave Chicago, IL 60634-1417  

Chicago Veterans' Home

Nursing Services 
Agency Contact:

Shannon Leake

Job Family:  Health Services  


This position does not contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is a state agency designed to empower veterans and their families to thrive. We do this by assisting them 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. 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 and their family members that we serve every day.



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