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REGISTERED NURSE 1, 2, OR 3

at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 5/8/2020
Job Reference #: 1876779

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located in the Nursing Department of 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.
 
This 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 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.
 
SPECIAL ENTRANCE RATE (SER) OF PAY:
RN 1:$2,012.00-biweekly/$25.15-hourly
RN 2:$2,170.40-biweekly/$27.13-hourly
RN 3:$2,339.20-biweekly/$29.24-hourly

PREMIUM PAY (per HOUR physically worked):
$2.00 for working at ELMHS as a Specialty Unit, $2.00 for recruitment and retention,
$1.00 for certain certifications and from $1.00 to $2.00 for facility longevity pay
after working for ELMHS for 6 months
 
SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS (per HOUR physically worked):
Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $4.50
Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $5.00
Weekend Shift Diff - $2.50
Weekend Shift Diff 2nd - $6.00
Weekend Shift Diff 3rd - $7.00
Holiday Shift Diff - $3.50
Holiday Shift Diff 2nd - $7.00
Holiday Shift Diff 3rd - $8.00
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff - $4.50
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 2nd - $7.50
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 3rd - $8.00

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Registered Nurse 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Registered Nurse 3 is $75,442.00. 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.
 
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.
 
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
 
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment.  Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041.  The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
 
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. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
 
*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact:
 
Quentin Johnson
LDH- ELMHS/Human Resources
Jackson, LA 70748
225-634-4303
Quentin.Johnson@la.gov

Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.  However, there is no guarantee that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed.
 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing or a multi-state license issued by a Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC/eNLC) state.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide basic professional nursing care to patients and/or clients.
 
LEVEL OF WORK:
Entry.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Close from a Registered Nurse Supervisor A or B, but may receive supervision from other higher level personnel.
 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.
 
LOCATION OF WORK:
Statewide.
 
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Registered Nurse 2 by the absence of full performance level duties and the presence of close supervision.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Performs professional nurse duties that may include administration of blood and blood components, I.V. medications, parenteral nutrition, central line therapy, etc., under the close supervision of a registered nurse of a higher level.
 
Assists in development of nursing plan of care for patients in assigned units.
 
Makes regular patient rounds to observe and assess patients' physical conditions and behaviors and records observations on patients' charts.
 
Receives and fulfills physicians' instructions regarding patient care and transmits orders, as needed, to other departments.
 
Assists physicians with patient examinations and records patients' mental and physical health histories.
Assists in emergency code situations.
 
Instructs and educates patients in health and hygiene procedures and in self- administration of prescribed medications.
 
Admits patients or receives patients following admission to a medical facility.
Executes operating room nursing care plan. Scrubs and circulates on routine surgical procedures.
 
PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION:
Provides nursing care to individuals, families, and communities in public health program clinics, shelters, and any other sites designated for public health services.
 
Conducts nursing assessments of patients by obtaining complete health histories. Obtains Pap Smears, blood samples, and other specimens for analysis; interprets laboratory results and reports findings to supervisor.
 
Administers immunizations and other medications. Participates on Immunization Response Teams.
 
Provides environmental health nursing and risk assessments, under direct supervision and in collaboration with environmental health personnel and regional/state epidemiologists, for exposure to environmental risks and disease outbreaks.
 
Conducts home visits, under direct supervision (e.g., environmental risk appraisal, monitoring tuberculosis patients, assessment of maternity patients and newborns, or providing support on child abuse and sudden infant death cases).
 
Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) in the contact investigation, treatment, and education of individuals infected with communicable diseases.
 
Participates in all-hazards emergency preparedness, in the staffing of Medical Special Needs Shelters (MSNS), points of dispensation (POD), and evacuation triage on a 24 hour basis.
 
Ensures emergency care equipment is available within the parish health unit.
 
Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.