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Licensed Practical Nurse - SHN

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/15
Posting End Date: 2024/07/15
Category: Nursing
Sub Category: Health Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Orofino, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 23.00
Maximum Salary: 25.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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A one-time $2000.00 sign-on bonus is being offered for newly hired LPNs. 

*** sign-on bonus program criteria must be met

We are currently looking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work at State Hospital North in Orofino, Idaho. This posting is to fill full-time positions and a temporary non-benefited position to provide Inpatient care for adults with severe mental illness.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 

Temporary positions are limited to working 1,385 hours in a 12-month period for any one state agency. Employees are eligible for benefits if they work twenty (20) hours or more per week and the term of employment is expected to exceed five (5) continuous months. 



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates!(full-time/30+ hours per week)
  • PERSI Choice 401(k)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting


  • Performs practical nursing care or assists a registered nurse or physician in routine to complex situations in state institutions. 
  • Observes, records and reports patients treatment, care, symptoms, physical and mental condition, behavior and progress. 
  • Administers prescribed medications including intramuscular injections and observes for adverse reactions. 
  • Performs treatments including change of sterile dressings, insertion of nasal gastric tubes, catheterizations and removal of sutures. 
  • Interviews patients to obtain health information and instructs and counsels patients regarding basic health needs. 
  • Teaches patients and their families the importance of proper diet, proper positioning, range-of-motion exercises, transfer techniques and personal hygiene procedures. 
  • Charts administered medications, symptoms, accidents, unusual behavior, doctors' visits and observed side effects of drugs. 
  • Orders lab and x-ray work under physicians orders. 


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Requires state licensure as a Practical Nurse or state licensure as a Practical Nurse pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact State, Idaho Code 54-1418. For licensure information, please contact the Idaho Board of Nursing at or call 208-577-2476.

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EMAIL: [email protected] 
(208) 334-0681 


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.