PRACTICAL NURSE-LICENSED, 1 Job Listing at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in Bossier City, LA (Job ID ldoscs-154769)

Louisiana Department of State Civil Service

Location: Bossier City, LA
Application deadline: None
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Number of Jobs: 1
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Job Title: PRACTICAL NURSE-LICENSED, 1
Agency: DVA-NW LA War Veterans Home
Opening Date: Fri. 02/27/09
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
State Salary Range: $10.56 - $21.11 hourly
$1,830.00 - $3,659.00 monthly

Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana

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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a temporary permit or license to practice practical nursing in Louisiana.
Supplemental Information:
As part of aCareer Progression Group, vacancies may befilled from this recruitment as aPractical Nurse/Licensed 1, 2or3 depending on thelevel of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Practical Nurse/Licensed3 is $24.17 hrly. Please refer to the ''Job Specifications'' tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities'' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

Currently there areno vacancies,however, to apply forfuturevacancies, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used forfuture job opportunities.

For further information about this posting contact:

Cassandra Bell-Atkins
LDVA/Northwest LA War Veterans Home
3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway
Bossier City, LA 71112
Cassandra.Bell-Atkins@vetaffairs.la.gov
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To provide basic nursing care to patients/clients in stable conditions and in predictable situations in accordance with the Professional Nurses Practice Act.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Close from a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:
May exercise functional supervision over paraprofessional nursing personnel.

Location of Work:
Statewide-health care facilities; correctional facilities.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Practical Nurse-Licensed, 2 by the absence of journeyman level assignments and independent performance of duties.
Examples of Work:
Implements selective aspects of the nursing care plan, i.e., comfort, hygiene, safety measures, nutrition, etc. under progressively more generalized supervision from a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse of a higher level.

Observes patients for changes in physical and/or mental status or behavior and reports significant changes.

Obtains specimens for laboratory testing as assigned.

Takes vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.

Administers medication and treatments in accordance with policies and procedures.

Transcribes physicians'' orders and records medication and patient''s condition on patient''s charts and other records.

Receives and gives change of shift reports.

Requests stock drugs, medications, and supplies as assigned.

Administers CPR in emergency situations.

Admits, transfers, and discharges patients.

Gathers information about patient''s past and current physical and mental status.

May administer oral and parenteral medication as prescribed by the physician and documents procedure.

Applies dressings, ointments, and other treatments as ordered and documents procedure.

Assists physicians with routine examinations and treatments.

Bathes, feeds, and makes patients comfortable.

Performs individual and group health teaching as assigned.

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