Nursing Unit Aide Job Listing at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in Jennings, LA (Job ID ldoscs-182109)

Louisiana Department of State Civil Service

Location: Jennings, LA
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Not specified
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Job Title: Nursing Unit Aide
Agency: DVA-SW LA War Veterans Home
Opening Date: Thu. 09/03/09
State Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Jennings, Louisiana

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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
No experience or training is required.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Positions at facilities receiving certain Medicaid funds require that applicants possess a valid Certified Nursing Assistant certificate as required by Federal Mandate implemented in 1987.
Supplemental Information:

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Nursing Unit Aide, Nursing Assistant 1, and Nursing Assistant 2.Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
To apply, click on the "apply" link above and submit an electronic application that may be used for this vacancy, as well as future job opportunities.

For further information contact:
Maria Cooper, HR Analyst B or
Wendy Crest, HR Specialist
Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home
1610 Evangeline Road
Jennings, LA 70546
337-824-2829
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To perform routine non-nursing duties in the care and comfort of patients and for the maintenance of a clean patient environment.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Close from a Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse-Licensed, Nursing Assistant or other higher level personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Nursing Assistant 1 by the absence of responsibility for performing sub professional nursing duties involving more complex, varied and direct patient care.
Examples of Work:
Transports or escorts patients to and from units and departments for various activities; may assist patients with ambulation.

Performs general tasks such as transporting specimens to lab.

Receives and distributes clean linen; makes and changes bed linen.

Cleans immediate patient care areas.

Cleans unit refrigerators; mops or sweeps floors as necessary.

May perform minor maintenance tasks such as; changing light bulbs.

Distributes dietary trays; feeds patients; provides patients with drinking water, ice and other drinks.

Assists unit clerks in storing supplies, and maintains clean supply area.

Cares for the personal needs of patients and assists them in grooming and personal hygiene.

Assists patients with activities of daily living.

Provides age-appropriate care (neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics).

Interprets age-specific data appropriately.

May be required to provide care to patients with infectious diseases.

Provides post-mortem care.

Successfully completes training programs such as; CPR, First Aid; infection control, infectious disease, and/or programs that maintain hospital standards such as; quality control, safety issues; JCAHO requirements.

Maintains any necessary certifications.

Work may involve shift work.

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