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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II - Continuous (UPWARD MOBILITY) - 2355200 1

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 16, 2021
Location: 

La Salle, IL, US, 61301-1216

Job Requisition ID:  5590

Agency:  Department of Veterans' Affairs  
Closing Date/Time:  July 26, 2021 through June 30, 2022
Salary:  $43,836.00 -$61,020.00 annually, Anticipated Annual Salary $43,836.00
Job Type:  Nursing  
County:  [[LaSalle]]
 
Number of Vacancies:  [[Various]]
 
Plan/BU:  [[RC009]]
 

 

BID #5590 34-123-CONTFT22LPN2

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

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.

 

*****DO NOT APPLY ONLINE*****

Follow the application instructions below to apply to this position.

MUST SUBMIT CMS100 OR CMS100B IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED

 

Submit Applications to: (Must be postmarked by close of business) 

 

 

IL Department of Veterans' Affairs IVHL

ATTN: Human Resources

1015 O'Conor Avenue

LaSalle, IL 61301

Fax: 815-223-7020

EMAIL Applications:  Monica.Weeks@illinois.gov

 

CURRENT STATE OF ILLINOIS EMPLOYEE CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE

BID FORM AND APPLICATION FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision, independently performs a variety of skilled practical nursing functions (e.g., administers medication and injections, performs restorative care and related patient care work, maintains all appropriate documentation of care and orders) for people with physical illness, or people with mental illness or disabilities in a state hospital, facility, ward, veterans' home or clinic involving either minor supervisory, lead worker, or other than simple and routine practical nursing functions, regardless of work location, patient, type, etc.

  1. Serves as a responsible practical nurse; records the administration of medications and treatments; prepares patient nursing notes, reports, charts and records which are descriptive of the patient's condition. Observes, records and reports to physicians and registered nurses the symptoms, reactions and changes in the condition of patients and assists in maintaining required documentation.

  2. Responsible for the operation, on one shift, of a controlled drug station serving multiple wards; may be responsible for the control of the central medical supply area; may serve in the capacity of a ward charge over several direct care staff on one shift of a patient care and treatment unit where the patients' needs do not require the skills of a professional registered nurse.

  3. Prepares and applies special dressings and catheters, and prepares supplies, instruments and other items for sterilization; assists in preparing treatment room for surgery; takes temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressures; may perform work requiring special nursing techniques in a small unit where all nursing care must be performed without subordinate help.

  4. Obtains laboratory specimens; administers injections; assists in or provides special treatments and therapies for patients, and with additional training or certification, may assist in setting up I.V.'s and transfusions; provides for the emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients in the activities of daily living, with special attention devoted to items bearing therapeutic significance; talks with, motivates and encourages patients in order to promote the patient's treatment and development, ensures patient rights and dignity are upheld.

  5. Assists in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order; performs routine cleaning and organizing of patient units and equipment including: storage areas, beds, closets, bedside tables, furnishings and medical equipment; inventories patients' personal belongings and clothing in accordance with facility policy.

  6. May serves as a member of a nursing care and treatment team; may assist in orientation and in-service training of employees; may provide guidance and/or functional supervision to nursing assistants, Mental Health Technicians, Security Therapy Aides, or other assistive personnel.

  7. Provides direct patient care that conforms to the standards of practice in continuity of care and the regulations that guide the nursing department and/or facility.

  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires extensive knowledge of practical nursing theory and practice.
  • Requires ability to apply simple nursing techniques as delegated by physicians or professional nurses.
  • Requires ability to provide guidance and leadership to other nursing personnel, and promote effective patient interactions.
  • 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.

Education Degree

  • Requires one year of practical nursing experience.
  • This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Education Major

Requires Illinois license as a practical nurse.

Work Hours:  Various Shifts
Work Location: 1015 O’Conor Avenue, LaSalle, IL 61301 
Agency Contact:  Monica Weeks   PH: 815-410-8390

Submit Applications To: (must be postmarked by closing date)

IL Department of Veterans’ Affairs-IVHL                                                                                          

ATTN:  HR                                                                                                                                         

1015 O’Conor Avenue

LaSalle, IL 61301

FAX: 815-223-7020

EMAIL Applications:  Monica.Weeks@illinois.gov

 

CURRENT STATE OF ILLINIOS EMPLOYEE CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100 OR 100B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a promotion: Effective November 1, 2019CMS Examining will no longer accept CMS-100B applications submitted directly from Applicants. Current state employees seeking a promotion should submit an official position vacancy bid form and CMS-100B (version dated 7/2019 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 7/2019 OR AFTER WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a reduction, Former State Employees, and Non-State Applicants: - Submit an Official Position Vacancy 
Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE NEW CMS100 VERSION DATED 9/2020 OR AFTER WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a transfer: Submit an Official Position Vacancy 
Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid 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.