PRACTICAL NURSE-LICENSED, 1 Job Listing at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in Monroe, LA (Job ID ldoscs-177229)

Louisiana Department of State Civil Service

Location: Monroe, LA
Application deadline: None
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Number of Jobs: 1
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Job Title: PRACTICAL NURSE-LICENSED, 1
Agency: DVA-NE LA War Veterans Home
Opening Date: Fri. 07/31/09
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
State Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Monroe, Louisiana

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a temporary permit or license to practice practical nursing in Louisiana.
Supplemental Information:
This is a continuous posting to generate a pool of applicants. It is not implied that there is a current vacancy for this position at the facility.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Practical Nurse/Licensed 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Practical Nurse/Licensed 3 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.
Your application will be active for 180 days, after that time, youwill have to reapply for the position.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Tina Hill Conley, Human Resources Specialist
Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home
6700 Highway 165 North
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 362-4206, extension 107
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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