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LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: State of Indiana
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Work for Indiana Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day. At the State of Indiana, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role. Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below. About the Indiana Veteran's Home The Indiana Veterans' Home, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the only long-term care facility in Indiana dedicated to serving veterans and their spouses. We provide a beautiful, healthy and home-like environment for veterans and their spouses to live. Residents enjoy a variety of onsite and offsite activities, excellent health care, nutritious homemade meals, and a rich history that only a facility such as IVH can provide. Salary Information: The salary for this position traditionally starts at $45,422.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience. About the Job: The LPN will also direct and coordinate patient care and clinical supervision of support staff. The LPN will assess patient health problems and needs, develop, and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. A Day in the Life: The essential functions of this role are as follows: Prioritizes and organizes the daily care of patients. Makes patient care assignments and assist in creating treatment plans in collaboration with other clinical staff. Provides ongoing assessment and documentation of the patients' physical and psychosocial status from admission to discharge. Direct support staff to coordinate the workflow on the unit and communicate problems to unit supervisors. Administer medications and treatments according to hospital policies and procedures. Develops and implements nursing care plans for acute medical problems. Complete medication administration supervision monitors and clinical observation notes for support staff. Completes required documentation of nursing notes, transfer forms, and other records Educate patients and family members regarding medication, procedures and treatment goals and objectives. Repond and intervene in emergency situations and agitated patients. Provide orientation and support to staff to the unit. Responsible for ensuring the proper safety and infection control standards are met for the unit. The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. What You'll Need for Success: Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college. License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Must hold and maintain a CPR certification. Must stay current with behavioral intervention training. Proficiency in computer skills and ability to learn other programs used in maintaining electronic medical records. Good interpersonal skills, good verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to understand and apply of medical and facility terminology. Ability to use MS Office applications and electronic patient records. Ability to serve as a patient advocate. Knowledge of and the ability to interpret nursing and facility policies and procedures. Additional knowledge and/or ability may be required based on the population the facility will serve such as: children, adolescents, geriatrics, etc. Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports: This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports. Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans. Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards); Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities; Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to: 150 hours of paid new parent leave; Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave; Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; Education Reimbursement Program; Group life insurance; Referral Bonus program; Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; Free Parking for most positions; Free LinkedIn Learning access; Equal Employment Opportunity: The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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