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Licensed Practical Nurse

Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

This is a Full-time position in Georgetown, OH posted August 21, 2021.

The Ohio Veterans Home is a State of Ohio employer and working here is clearly more than “just a job”
– it is a privilege to serve our families, friends and neighbors who rely on us throughout our great state.

At the Ohio Veterans Homes, we take pride in “Serving Those Who Served.” We are a team of dedicated public servants committed to high performance, innovative thinking and delivering excellent and efficient services for our veterans.The Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown offers 168 beds for nursing home care.

Two levels of care are offered: standard care for veterans in need of any intermediate level of care, and memory care for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

The home staffs a full time Physician and Certified Nurse Practitioner.The home opened in 2003, and is located in the scenic countryside of Brown County, offering a tranquil setting where veterans can feel at home.

Those who wish to visit with our residents can enjoy a small park on the grounds, which includes a pavilion, walking trail and playground.

Watch the video below to learn more about our homes.We are looking for caring and passionate Licensed Practical Nurses to join our team and help us achieve our mission of “Serving Those Who Served.”If you are ready for the next great step in your career Come join us!Who we need:A candidate who* Is licensed to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse issued by the Ohio Board of Nursing* Provides high-quality patient care* Interacts with all levels of staff in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure* Possesses great observational skills* Is pleasant, polite, patient, caring, passionate and empathetic* Is highly motivated in performing job duties* Communicates effectively in verbal and written form* Is a self-starter requiring minimal supervision and guidance* Preserves patient dignity* Is flexible, proactive, resourceful, efficient, professional and maintains confidentialityWhat you’ll do:Responsibilities include but are not limited to:* Administering nursing care within scope of practice as set forth in Division (F) of Section 4723.01 of Ohio Revised Code under direction of registered nurse &/or licensed physician (e.g., ensures proper execution of physician orders; assist physician with physical exams, treatments & collects specimens for laboratory tests; assist in emergencies; administers medication including controlled substances such as narcotics, tranquilizers & non-controlled medication in oral, rectal, topical or injectable form; provides medication instructions to residents* Maintains medication accountability records (e.g., charts residents records; prepares & counts medications)* Observes, reports & documents residents condition in clinical software system (e.g., response to treatment, medication reactions, patient behavior & progress)* Prepares &/or maintains related reports (e.g., progress notes, care plans, monthly summaries)* Provides general nursing, direct care &/or programming assistance (e.g., assists with activities of daily living; takes vital signs; feeds residents; assists with grooming, ambulation, range of motion, bowel & bladder training & isolation techniques; independently or with assistance turns, repositions, transfers, lifts, applies releases & restraints & ambulates residents; escorts residents to medical appointments & assists with recreational activities)* Applies safety & infection control measures* Provides assistance (i.e., work direction, orientation & training) to Hospital Aides (e.g., dressing, bathing, feeding)* Attends various meetings (e.g., Interdisciplinary Team Meetings, staff conferences, nursing meetings & in-services)* Performs any additional resident &/or job related duties as assignedWhat’s in it for you:The State of Ohio offers an excellent benefits package and work/life balanceMedical Coverage* Quality, affordable and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan* Prescription coverage and a wellness program offering financial incentives are also offered with medical coverage* To view complete medical coverage information, click here Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance* Dental, vision and basic life insurance are offered at no cost after one year of continuous serviceWork/Life Balance and Time Away From Work* Paid Time Off
– Vacation leave, Personal leave and Sick leave accruals* 10 paid holidays per year* Childbirth/Adoption Leave* Participation in the Alternative Work Schedule after successful completion of first year of employment, with approval of supervisorPay* Pay increases are granted pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code* Pay increase after 6 months of employment and every year thereafter until reaching top payOhio Public Employees Retirement System* OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees* State of Ohio employees do not pay into Social Security* The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement* The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary* OPERS website Deferred Compensation* The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan* Ohio Deferred Compensation website Benefits* Access to learning and professional development funds* Flexible spending accounts for eligible healthcare and childcare expenses* Supplemental life insurance* Access to the Credit Union of Ohio* And moreLicense to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse issued by Ohio Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723 Ohio Revised Code & proof of completion of an approved course in medication administration.Note: Licensed Practical Nurses who administer dialysis treatment must possess Certification in IV Therapy pursuant to Section 4723.17 Ohio Revised Code.
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