Louisiana Department of Civil Service
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NURSING ASSISTANT 1/2
at Louisiana Department of Civil Service
- Supplemental Information
The mission of the Louisiana Veterans Homes is to primarily serve the Veterans' population of Louisiana through the provision of medical, restorative, and rehabilitative services in an atmosphere of respect and compassion. The primary objective of the home is to provide quality nursing care to eligible veterans with the ultimate goal of returning the veterans to the highest possible levels of physical and mental capacity.
This position is located in the Nursing Department of the LA Veterans Home in Jackson, Louisiana. The position will be filled by a probation appointment or promotion of a permanent state employee. The shifts are 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends. The shifts will begin at 6:00 am to 6:30 pm or 6:00 pm to 6:30 am.
Special Entrance Rate (SER) of Pay based on years of experience as a Nursing Assistant 1/2.
NA 1 BIWEEKLY $951.20 ($11.89/HR)
NA 2 BIWEEKLY $1,017.60 ($12.72/HR)
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Nursing Assistant 1/2, depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for Nursing Assistant 2 is $34, 445. 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.
SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS (per HOUR physically worked):
Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $0.50
Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $1.00
All Weekend & Holiday Shifts - $1.75
A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.
All candidates for hire must undergo drug screening and may require additional background check(s).
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. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
- Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)
- Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.
- Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).
- Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
LA Veterans Home HR
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Six months of experience or training in patient care.SUBSTITUTIONS:Graduation from an accredited registered or practical nursing program will substitute for all of the required experience.Possession of a valid Certified Nursing Assistant certificate will substitute for all of the required experience.Completion of a medical assistant training program will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.Graduation from an accredited Emergency Medical Technician Program will substitute for all of the required experience.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:Positions at facilities receiving certain Medicaid or Medicare funds require that applicants possess a valid Certified Nursing Assistant certificate as required by federal mandate implemented in 1987.
NOTE:Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To perform routine sub professional nursing duties in the care and comfort of patients.
Level of Work:
General from a Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse--Licensed, Nursing Assistant 2, or other higher level personnel.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Nursing Assistant 2 by the absence of responsibility for more advanced duties and the absence of lead worker responsibilities.
Differs from Nursing Unit Aide by the presence of responsibility for performance of sub professional nursing duties.
- Examples of Work
Measures temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height and weight; records in patients medical record.
May assist with documenting admission of new patients on medical record.
Provides care to patients such as ambulating, feeding, bathing, positioning and lifting.
May sterilize equipment and supplies.
Distributes clean linen, washes, dries, sorts, folds, and stores patients clothing.
Collects, labels and transports laboratory specimens as assigned.
Collects and files diagnostic test results.
Observes patients condition and reports any changes to charge nurse.
Transports patients to examinations, clinics, or recreational sites.
May be required to provide care to patients with infectious diseases.
Cleans rooms and changes bed linens.
Performs procedures such as enemas and skin care as directed by a professional nurse.
Performs all duties that may be performed by the unit aide.
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, and JCAHO requirements.
Maintains any necessary certifications.
Work may involve shift work.