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NURSING UNIT AIDE

at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 9/9/2019
Job Reference #: 2502047
Keywords: office

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Nursing Unit Aide, Nursing Assistant 1, or Nursing Assistant 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).  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 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, 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/).

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Brandy Deshotel or Maria Cooper
SWLVH/Nursing Department
1610 Evangeline Road, Jennings, La. 70546
337-824-2829

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
No experience or training 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.

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.