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REGISTERED NURSE II (Part-time) - 3813200 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:  Sep 14, 2021
Location: 

La Salle, IL, US, 61301-1216

Job Requisition ID:  6915

Agency: Department of Veterans' Affairs

Closing Date/Time: 09/29/2021

Salary: $34.95 / Hourly

Job Type: Hourly Part Time

County: LaSalle

Number of Vacancies: 1

Plan/BU: RC023


****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.

 

The Registered Nurse 2 position is located at the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Home at LaSalle, IL.  This position is responsible for caring for our nations Veterans that so bravely fought for our country’s freedom.  The ideal candidate must be licensed in The State of Illinois as a Registered Nurse.  The candidate also must have an associate degree or diploma and two years progressively responsible professional nursing experience; or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or a master’s degree in nursing.  This position will play a vital role in the mission of creating and maintaining a unique atmosphere of the highest level of resident and employee safety from infectious diseases.  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. 

 

Posting Identification #

6915 34-123-22-09

Job Responsibilities

Under Direction and in accordance with established standards, procedures and policies, functions as a lead worker of both professional nursing and sub-professional personnel in an assigned patient care unit; coordinates professional personnel in an assigned patient care unit; utilizes professional training and expertise in the field of nursing to assure that other personnel assigned to patient health care correctly carry out assigned duties.

 

1. Provides direct patient care and primary nursing care services as needed such as medical treatment, administration of medications, patient assessments, nursing interventions, making patient rounds, preparing, and maintaining patient unit records.

 

2 Serves as an active member of the Nursing Policy & procedure Committee and Nursing Quality Assurance Committee.
 

3. Assists physicians on daily rounds.

(Job Responsibilities Continued)

 

4. Serves as Charge Nurse.
 

5. Serves as designated lead worker.
 

6. Responds when called for crisis situations.
 

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires  possession of one of the following options; (a) graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing and two years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience OR (b) a bachelor's degree in nursing and one year of professional nursing experience OR (c) a master's degree in nursing.
  • Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers two (2) years of experience working as a Charge Nurse.
  • Prefers one (1) year of experience writing nursing policies and procedures.
  • Prefers current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires extensive knowledge of professional nursing principles and procedures and theory.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of normal and abnormal reactions to various drugs and medications.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of set up, application and use and care of specialized medical equipment.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of the methods and techniques utilized in developing educational programs. 
  • Requires extensive knowledge of pharmacology or commonly prescribed medicines and drugs and their therapeutic and possible adverse reactions.
  • Requires ability to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with patient care staff. 
  • Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
  • Requires ability to instruct non-nursing personnel in the proper practices and procedures of patient care.
  • Requires ability to apply emergency medical techniques such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, control of bleeding and airway maintenance.
  • Requires ability to guide, motivate, orient, and educate assigned patient care staff.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
  • Overtime is a condition of employment and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.
  • Requires the ability to pass a background check, drug screen and physical.

 

Work Hours: 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. every other weekend

Work Location: 1015 Oconor Ave La Salle, IL 61301-1216

Agency Contact:

Monica Weeks

Email: Monica.Weeks@illinois.gov

Phone #:815-410-8390

Job Function: Health Services

 

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.