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REGISTERED NURSE I (UPWARD MOBILITY) - 3813100

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:  Apr 30, 2021
Location: 

Manteno, IL, US, 60950-9466

Job Requisition ID:  1362

Agency:  Department of Veterans' Affairs  
Closing Date/Time:  MARCH 17, 2021   4:00 PM
Salary:  $58,572 - $79452 annually   anticipated salary $58,572 annually
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Kankakee 
Number of Vacancies: multiple 
Plan/BU:  RC023 

 

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.

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision, and in conformance to established standards, procedures and policy, provides full range of professional nursing services in the care and treatment of patients including restorative nursing. Responsible for assigned nursing care activities in a patient, residential or health care unit or facility to meet regulatory guidelines, utilizing professional training and experience in the field of nursing; or serves as a general health nurse for a facility or an agency.

  1. Performs a variety of nursing care functions such as, but not limited to: administering medications, monitoring vital signs, examining patients or students using nursing assessment skills and monitoring physical conditions and reactions to various treatments, obtaining laboratory specimens, providing emergency treatment and total patient care and direction and/or assistance with restorative nursing programs. Works in a multidisciplinary approach to attain and maintain patients at their highest level of functioning.



  2. Maintains security of medical equipment and supplies that may be used as weapons; maintains surveillance of medical unit surroundings and patients or students for possession of contraband and illegal drugs; prepares reports of infractions of the facility's security rules and regulations.



  3. Prepares and maintains medical records and histories such as recording physician's orders, charting medications, recording patient reactions and behavior.



  4. Provides nonsupervisory patient care related guidance, instructions and explanations to nonprofessional nursing personnel in patient care and treatment, and the use of equipment.



  5. Makes regular rounds of patients in relation to nursing duties and physician rounds; consults with physician and other professional staff regarding patient treatment and care.



  6. Sets up, operates and monitors specialized devices such as aspiration equipment, suction equipment and, on completion of specialized training, cardiac monitors.



  7. Inventories, orders and maintains security of medications, drugs and other medical equipment and supplies.

  8. Conducts admission assessment interviews to determine patient's medical history, physical and mental status and facility placement.



  9. Participates in patient treatment and patient care plan management meetings.



  10. Prepares medical records and case history for patient and student transfers.



  11. Provides personal patient care such as assisting patient in eating, bathing and exercising; maintains safe and sanitary conditions in patient environment.



  12. Under the direction of a physician provides first aid and emergency medical care in cases of illness, injury and other medical emergency to patients, students, employees and visitors of various state facilities and offices; assists in coordinating and implementing continuing health information and education and training programs for the patients, students and employees of a facility or agency.



  13. Provides patient care that meets the standards of practice in continuity of care and regulations that guide the nursing department and/or facility.



  14. Practices and instructs subordinate staff in appropriate infection control utilizing

    isolation procedures which include, but are not limited to: frequent hand washing, masking, gowning, food and elimination precautions, proper usage, cleaning and storage of resident equipment.



  15. May perform routine cleaning and organizing of resident units and equipment

    which include, but is not limited to: storage areas, beds, closets, bedside tables,

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge of pharmacology of commonly prescribed medicines and drugs and their therapeutic and possible adverse reactions.
  • Requires ability to provide professional nursing care based on orders of the physician and the specific needs of the patient.
  • Requires ability to evaluate patient condition and behavior and prepare accurate detailed records of such observations.
  • Requires ability to apply emergency medical techniques such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, control of bleeding, airway maintenance.
  • Requires ability to instruct non-nursing personnel in the proper practices and procedures of patient care.
  • Requires ability to maintain security of the work area and comply with all facility rules, regulations, policies and directives.
  • 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.

Physical Requirements

Employment Conditions

  • Requires ability to acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

Education Degree

  • Requires graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree in nursing.
  • This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Education Major

  • Nursing

Work Hours:  12.5 hour shifts - 3 shifts per week  
Work Location:   
Agency Contact:  JERI.GULLI2@illinois.gov  
Job Function:  Health Services  

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

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.

 

  • 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-100version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - 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 CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • 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 CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • 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 CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.