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at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 8/24/2019
Job Reference #: 2472522
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located within the Nursing Department at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson, LA (East Feliciana Parish). ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.
*This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units at Eastern Louisiana Mental
Health System within 90 days of closing.*

The position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agencywide permanent status employees); by Detail to Special Duty; or as a part-time, temporary WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.
**The incumbent in this position will work a 36 hour weekend shift (Friday, Saturday, Sunday OR Saturday, Sunday, Monday).**

***This posting should only be utilized for applicants who are interested in the 36 hour weekend shift. **

Special Entrance Rate (SER) of Pay based on years of experience as a licensed LPN:
LPN 1:$1,350.40-biweekly/$16.88-hourly
LPN 2:$1,452.80-biweekly/$18.16-hourly
LPN 3:$1,563.20-biweekly/$19.54-hourly

PREMIUM PAY (per HOUR physically worked):
$3.00 for working at ELMHS as a Specialty Unit.
SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS (per HOUR physically worked):
Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $2.50
Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $3.50
Weekend Shift Diff - $2.00
Weekend Shift Diff 2nd - $3.00
Weekend Shift Diff 3rd - $4.00
Holiday Shift Diff - $2.50
Holiday Shift Diff 2nd - $4.00
Holiday Shift Diff 3rd - $4.50
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff - $3.00
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 2nd - $4.50
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 3rd - $5.00
This position is in a Career Progression Group and may be filled as a Practical Nurse--Licensed 1, 2, or 3 depending on the qualifications of the candidate selected. 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:
Quentin Johnson
LDH- ELMHS/Human Resources
Jackson, LA 70748


Possession of a temporary permit, license or a multi-state license issued by a Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC/eNLC) to practice practical nursing in Louisiana.

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:

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.