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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.

Disclosure of Salary Information

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:  Nov 22, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60634-1417

Job Requisition ID:  5411

If you have previously apply for this postion it is still in the processing state. 



For detailed application instuctions and links to the needed forms, search the Illinois jpb website using the the last 4 digits of the posting ID number listed below at   illinois.jobs2web.com  The instruction are at the end of the posting.


Agency:  Department of Veterans' Affairs   


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. 


Closing Date/Time:    Continious
Salary:  $3257.00-4443.00 Monthly
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time
County:  Cook County 

Plan/BU:  RC009  

Work Hours:  7:00 am-3:30 pm

                      3:00 pm-11:30 pm

                     11:00 pm-7:30  am




Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.



Application instructions can be found at the end of this posting  


CMS100/CMS100B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.



Veterans’ Nursing Assistant-Certified

Posting Identification 34-127-22-10 5411

  • Performs nursing assistance and personal care for Chicago Veterans Home residents with physical and/or mental impairments adhering to State and Federal regulatory guidelines; assists residents with restorative care, activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, shaving, dressing, elimination needs and personal hygiene care; 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; transports residents to and from outside appointments. 
  • Performs the following treatment measures as directed by medical staff: taking and recording weight and vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration, body massage, shampooing, heat and cold therapy and application of lotions and creams; performs or assists residents with range of motion exercises.
  • Lifts, moves and transports residents demonstrating proper body mechanics and application of rules for safe transfer of residents; properly positions and turns residents to prevent skin breakdown; inspects and checks residents in assigned areas to ensure comfort and safety; changes resident’s position as required per policy or ordered by physician.
  • Observes and reports changes in resident behavior and/or physical appearance to higher medical staff; completes documentation such as I & O, Bowel and Dietary Intake Sheets and prepares and maintains reports.
  • Utilizes knowledge of effective infection control practices using universal precautions in resident care and adhering to facility policies regarding antisepsis and disinfection procedures.
  • Performs routine cleaning and organizing of the resident’s units including beds, resident bedside storage areas, patient care equipment and maintains the general order of all nursing areas, inventories resident’s personal clothing and belongings per facility policy and procedure.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires successful completion of an Illinois approved Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program consisting of a minimum of 120 hours of instruction which shall include at least 80 hours of theoretical instruction and 40 hours of clinical practice


Knowledge. Skills, and Abilities


“In compliance with Section 340.1376, of the Illinois Administrative Code, requires inclusion on the Illinois Department of Public Health Nurse Aide Registry. Requires a health inventory and physical examination no more than 30 days prior to and no more than 30 days after the initial employment in the facility. Includes a required tuberculin test. This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.”


  • Requires the ability to bend, stoop, twist and stand and walk for prolonged periods of time; requires the use of fine and gross hand manipulation and the ability to push, pull or lift 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Performance requires visual and auditory ability to work with and comprehend allied medical and/or diagnostic equipment of a technical nature.
  • Requires a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  • Honorable discharge from the U.S. Military preferred. 




  1. Overtime is a condition of employment and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime
  2. Requires the ability to pass a background check
  3. Requires the ability to pass a drug screen and physical 










Work Hours:  7:00 am-3:30 pm

                      3:00 pm-11:30 pm

                     11:00 pm-7:30 am


Work Location: 4250 N Oak park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
Agency Contact: Lynette Adams-Williams 773-824-3876

Job Function:  Health Services




             *******APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS*******


                     Submit applications and documents/paperwork, in one of these 3 ways.

By email:

Please submit application via email to: IDVA.HRCHGO.Applicants@Illinois.gov   Using the Posting ID as your subject line.


By Postal Mail (must be postmarked by closing date):

     IL Department of Veterans’ Affairs 

     ATTN:  HR 

     4250 N. Oak Park Avenue

     Chicago, IL  60634


Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after)and official college transcripts(Where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s)will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.