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Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Manteno, IL, US, 60950-9466

Job Requisition ID:  23970

Agency:  Department of Veterans' Affairs

Posting ID: 34-50-FY23-24  REQ# 23970

Posting Date: 03/14/2023
Closing Date/Time: 03/27/2023
Salary:  $5,274.00 - $7,155.00 Monthly
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time
County:  Kankakee
Number of Vacancies:  9
Plan/BU:  RC023


 Position Overview

The Registered Nurse I is responsible for providing exceptional care and assistance to our veterans. If you desire to become a valued member of a hard-working and respected team and you are 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.


5 POSITIONS- DAY SHIFT (6:45 AM – 7:15 PM) 1E, 1W, 3W, 5S, 5N

4 POSITIONS NIGHT SHIFT (6:45 PM – 7:15 AM) 1E, 2E, 4E, 4W 



Job Responsbilities

  1. In conformance with established standards, procedures and policy, provides a full-range of professional nursing services in the care and treatment of residents, such as administering medications, monitoring vital signs, examining residents and using nursing assessment skills and monitoring physical conditions and reactions to various treatments and adheres to State and Federal regulatory guidelines utilizing professional training and experience in the field of nursing. 
  2. Prepares and maintains medical records and histories such as recording physician’s orders, charting medications, recording resident conditions and behaviors
  3. Provides guidance, instruction and explanation of patient care and treatment and the use of equipment to non-professional nursing staff
  4. Makes regular rounds of residents in relation to nursing duties and physician rounds
  5. Sets up, operates, and monitors special equipment, such as aspiration equipment and suction equipment
  6. Orders and maintains medications and other medical equipment and supplies
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in nursing
  2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
  3. This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title  

Conditions of Employment

  1. Must pass a background check
  2. Must pass a drug screen
  3. Must complete a pre-employment physical
  4. Must meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance
  5. Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be required to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime

Work Hours:  5 POSITIONS DAY SHIFT (6:45 AM - 7:15 PM) OR 4 POSITIONS NIGHT SHIFT (6:45 PM - 7:15 AM)
Work Location: 1 Veterans Dr Manteno, IL 60950-9466
Agency Contact:
 Rhonda Boudreau


Job Function:  Health Services


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



At The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we are mission-focused on efforts to empower veterans and their families to thrive in the State of Illinois.  We do this by assisting veterans 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. 


IDVA genuinely values and celebrates the differences amongst our veterans, and the agency is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where our veteran residents know that they are appreciated, respected, and valued.  Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we will continue to establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.


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 that we serve every day.  Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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