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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II (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

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 21, 2021
Location: 

Quincy, IL, US, 62301-1355

Job Requisition ID:  6827

Agency:  Department of Veterans' Affairs  
Closing Date/Time:  [[cust_endPosting]] 
Salary:  $3,653-$5,085 
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time 
County:  Adams 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC009 

Department:  Nursing

Schedule: Various Schedules;

Hours:  Various shifts; 3pm-11p; 11p-7am

Contact Person:  Brittany Heinecke 217-640-2480

 

 

 

POSTING IDENTIFICATION/BID NOTICE #:  Continuous Posting 

 

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 CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON*****

Follow the application instructions below to apply to this position.

 

ALL 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.

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: (Must be postmarked by closing date)

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs-IVHQ

ATTN:  HR

1707 N. 12th Street

Quincy, Il 62301

FAX:  217-222-2961

EMAIL:  Brittany.Heinecke@illinois.gov

 

CURRENT STATE OF ILLIONIS EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND APPLICATION FOR EACH POSITION 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.

Physical Requirements

Employment Conditions

Education Degree

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

Education Major

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-100 version (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.
       
  • Seeking a Job Assignment - 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 a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.
       

*NOTE:  The Department of Veterans’ Affairs does not discriminate against any individual because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service in connection with employment, real estate transactions, access to financial credit, and the availability of public accommodations in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Office is responsible for compliance and may be reached at 217/557-5667.