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Civil Service Position #CS14-33
September 17, 2013

Position Title
Licensed Practical Nurse

Hiring Unit
School of Nursing

Job Description/Responsibilities
Under direction of healthcare providers and nursing staff, perform personal care and nursing procedures applying elementary nursing principles below those requiring full professional training as well as a registered nurse.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

Performing clerical duties
Maintaining patient files, medical records, treatment records and lab results; completing patient charts as prescribed by healthcare provider.  Maintaining records of monetary charges to patients.  Compiling statistical reports from records and data.  Sending out questionnaires, cpmpleteing forms and form letters to be sent out.  Composing answers to routine request for patient information from medical record.

Performing direct patient care tasks
Performing diagnostic procedures by identifying or recording symptoms, vital signs, specimens for lab results, height & weight, scheduling additional procedures, tests, surgeries, and hospital admissions and obtaining appropriate insurance authorization.

Performing checks and balances
Receives new supplies from source, checks supplies delivered against request.  Checks for shortages or breakage and records both.  Placing items in proper storage location, stocks exam rooms.  Obtaining re-authorization and referrals.  Responsibility for coding, billing and collections.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  2. Eligibility for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation.

Personal Attributes Needed to Undertake Job

  1. Good verbal communication skills
  2. Ability to work effectively with others as a member of a health care team
  3. Possess sound judgment and a sincere interest in people

Additional Skills and Knowledge Desired by Unit

  1. Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
  2. Knowledge of basic first aid principles, methods, and techniques.
  3. Knowledge of aseptic and sterilization techniques.
  4. Knowledge of inventory procedures.
  5. Knowledge of developing medical records and chart.
  6. Skill in preparing case histories, reports, and records accurately and according to standard formulas.
  7. Ability to make decisions based on urgency of the situation and accordance with work procedures and hospital/clinic policies.
  8. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  9. Willingness to and skill in, dealing effectively with patients, staff and others inside or outside the clinic.
  10. Knowledge of billing, coding and collections.

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

$2,629 per month

Application Process
The position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  Examination appointments are required. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), resume, unofficial transcripts and copy of license to:

     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Office of Human Resources
     Campus Box 1040
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
until filled


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Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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