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VETERANS NURSING ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED (UPWARD MOBILITY)

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

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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:  Jan 13, 2022
Location: 

La Salle, IL, US, 61301-1216

Job Requisition ID:  11052

 Agency:  Department of Veterans' Affairs 
Closing Date/Time: 01/28/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated monthly salary $3,257-$4,443  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  LaSalle  
Number of Vacancies:  10  
Plan/BU:  RC009  

 

The Veterans Nursing Assistant - Certified position is located at our LaSalle, IL Veterans' Home, 1015 O'Conor Avenue, LaSalle, IL 61301.  This position serves under the direction of the Nursing Supervisor.  The ideal candidate must have completed an Illinois approved Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program.  This unique opportunity offers an exceptional benefit package to include health insurance, including eye care and dental, Deferred Compensation opportunities, 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.

 

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 SuccessFactors.  Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 11052 34-123-22-23 & 24

Job Responsibilities

  1. Under general supervision, performs nursing assistance and personal care services for residents with physical and/or mental impairments
  2. Performs the following treatment measures as directed by the nurse , taking and recording of weight and vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration), body massages, shampoos, heat and cold therapy, and application of lotions and creams
  3. Continually inspects and checks residents in the have assigned here he is to ensure comfort and safety
  4. Performs routine straightening and organizing at their residents’ units including beds and resident bedside storage area, cleaning patient care equipment, and maintaining general order of all sourcing areas
  5. Observes and reports changes in resident behavior and/or physical appearance to nurse
  6. Inventories residents’ personal clothing and belongings as per facility policy and procedure
  7. Performs effective infection control practices utilizing universal precautions and resident care
  8. Follows written and verbal instructions regarding resident ADL care , nutrition, and activities
  9. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Require 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.
  • This class is included in an upward mobility program credential title
  • 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 and test

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prefers working knowledge of the provision and prioritization of personal care for residents. Prefers working knowledge of principles of accurate observation and recording.
  • Prefers working knowledge of the usage, cleaning and storage of equipment.
  • Prefers working knowledge of safety rules for transferring residents in utilization of good body mechanics.
  • Prefers working knowledge of infection control, safety and first aid methods. Requires working knowledge of the principles of difficult behaviors and residents with cognitive deficits and dementia disorders.
  • Prefers ability to follow written and oral instructions from a licensed professional.
  • Refers ability to assist residents to make personal choices to accommodate their needs.
  • Refers the ability to develop communication techniques and understand verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Prefers the ability to accurately identify and report physical and emotional changes in their resident.
  • Prefers ability to complete work assignments including, but not limited to: required flowsheets and documentation.
  • Refers ability to maintain courteous, cooperative relationships with residents, families, visitors and staff.
  • Job peformance requires the ability to bend, stoop, twist, stand and walk for protracted periods of time, use of fine and gross hand manipulation and push, pull or lift 50 pounds unassisted.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to remain in good standing on the Illinois Department of Public Health/Health care registry.
  • 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.
  • Requires the ability to pass a drug screen and physical.
  • Requires ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related conditions of employment.

 

Work Hours:  3 p.m. - 11 p.m. and 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. rotating shifts  
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  

 

This position [DOES/DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).

 

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees [KS(1]  and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid HERE [KS(2] 

Non-State employees: on work.Illinois.gov – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

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.