PRACTICAL NURSE-LICENSED, 3 Job Listing at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in Jackson, LA (Job ID ldoscs-475665)

Louisiana Department of State Civil Service

Location: Jackson, 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: PRACTICAL NURSE-LICENSED, 3
Agency: DVA-LA War Veterans Home
Opening Date: Tue. 06/05/12
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
State Salary Range: $12.09 - $24.17 hourly
$967.38 - $1,933.85 biweekly
$2,096.00 - $4,190.00 monthly
$25,152.00 - $50,280.00 annually

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

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a temporary permit or a license to practice practical nursing in Louisiana, plus two years of practical nursing experience.

Supplemental Information:

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 1 is $3,659.00 per month. The maximum salary for the Practical Nurse – Licensed 2 is $3,916.00.00 per month. 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 TESTis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete and electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants may also submit a completed paper state application to the address or fax # listed below.
For further information about this vacancy contact:

Louisiana War Veterans Home
Human Resource Section
4739 Hwy 10
Jackson, LA 70748
Phone # 225-634-5265 Fax # 225-634-4057
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To provide basic nursing care to assigned patients/clients in stable conditions and in predictable situations in accordance with the Professional Nurses Practice Act.

Level of Work:
Advanced.

Supervision Received:
General from a Registered Nurse.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional over a group of Practical Nurses of lower levels and paraprofessionals.

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

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Practical Nurse-Licensed, 2 by the assignment of supervisory and/or specialized and technical nursing duties.
Examples of Work:
Assigns, supervises, and directs the work performed by paraprofessionals and Practical Nurses of a lower level.

Provides sick call services to inmates housed in correctional facilities.

Provides emergency nursing care to inmates seeking access to medical treatment during non-sick call hours in correctional facilities.

Implements the assigned aspects of the patient teaching and discharge plan.

Intervenes appropriately and responds to deteriorating condition of patient.

Processes admissions, transfers and discharges.

Conducts and documents data base to include psychosocial and physical screening of patient and/or family.

Assists in developing nursing plan of care.

Prepares monthly nursing reports, charts, and other medical records.

Reviews accident and seizure reports.

Provides individual health counseling concerning diet, prenatal care, family planning, VD, and TB control under the direct supervision of Registered Nurse.

Documents activities in service records.

Assesses patient immunization status and administers appropriate immunizations.

Performs laboratory procedures such as hemoglobin, lead screening, electrophoresis, urinalysis, hearing, vision, and measurements.

Applies and changes dressings as assigned.

Uses medical equipment, i.e., intermittent suction and continuous suction machine.

Maintains routine enteral feedings.

May act as co-therapist in a group setting.

May instruct staff in basic nursing techniques.

May orient and train Practical Nurses of a lower level.

May schedule appointments for dental, eye, speech, language, and hearing care.

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