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at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 8/21/2019
Job Reference #: 2518949

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Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information


This incumbent of this position WILL be required to learn American Sign Language to effectively communicate with deaf &/or hard of hearing students. 
Vacancy Information:
This vacancy will be filled as a Classified WAE (CWAE). Incumbents in these positions may not work more than 1,245 hours or 1 year, whichever comes first.  Hours worked may vary between 24-30 hours per week depending on workload.
The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may be referred to Julie Alcorn, Human Resources Director at (225) 757-3214 or jalcorn@lsdvi.org.

RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S.17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.

The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSDVI) includes two Louisiana
Special Schools (LSS) recognized as elementary and secondary school systems. Both schools occupy the same campus servicing students throughout the state who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or visually impaired. LSDVI operates seven days a week 24 hours a day on 116 acres and includes 22 building with 486,029 square feet under roof.

The incumbent of this position must be a certified nursing assistant instructor/teacher. To become a CNA teacher, applicants must have a completed training course, sometimes known as the Train-theTrainer program, in order to become equipped with the instructional methods and evaluation techniques needed in the classroom.

Applicants for the program are required to be a Registered Nurse, have a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, and have at least two (2) years of prior work experience as a nurse. Additionally, CNA teachers must have a year or more of experience caring for elderly patients or those with chronic diseases. Prior experience in adult education is preferred. 

The incumbent of this position may also responsible for serving as a back-up RN 3, providing professional nursing services to the students of Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSDVI) as needed. These shared services of health care are in a clinical setting for day and residential schools of hearing and visually impaired students. 

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 
A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers.  Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing.  New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

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 Centersand 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:
Jordan Whitworth -- Human Resources Analyst
LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Email: JWhitworth@lsdvi.org 


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 plus two years of professional nursing experience.
A baccalaureate degree in nursing will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in nursing or public health will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Specialized degrees less than a doctorate will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A doctorate in nursing or public health will substitute for the two years of the required experience.

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

To provide professional nursing care to patients/clients or to provide education to nursing or medical staff.
General from a Registered Nurse Supervisor A or B, but may receive supervision from other higher level personnel.
May provide functional supervision over lower level nurses and/or paraprofessional personnel.
Differs from Registered Nurse 2 by the presence of advanced level duties and/or serving as the leadworker.
Differs from Registered Nurse 4 by the absence of specialized clinical duties for a specific patient set, serving as the assistant supervisor in a public health setting, or serving as the coordinator of training/education programs.

Examples of Work

Performs all nursing duties required of professional nurses and serves as a leadworker to lower level professional nurses and paraprofessionals.
Refers clients to other appropriate community agencies and physicians as necessary.
Provides skilled monitoring for patients requiring sophisticated biomedical equipment, i.e., ventilators, volumetric pumps, cardioscopes.
Interprets complex data, i.e., blood gases, chemistric or other lab profiles, and implements intervention based on interpretation. Evaluates nursing care delivered by other nursing staff in assigned area on a shift and provides on-site directions.
Assists in developing and implementing treatment plans for patients/clients.
Makes recommendations to a treatment team regarding hospitalization or continued outpatient care based on assessment of the patient's mental, emotional, and physical condition.
Conducts initial intake interview and assessment of patients/clients.
Provides supportive counseling and crisis intervention for individuals and their families.
Formulates and reviews nursing plans of care for all patients in assigned area and ensures that treatments and therapies specified in the plans are carried out.
May audit charts on a regular basis to evaluate nursing care for quality assurance.
May serve as recruitment liaison with schools of nursing, nursing organizations and job fairs.
Assesses clinical education and patient/client teaching needs utilizing a variety of methods.
Participates in data collection for research and study purposes.
Provides general orientation for new personnel.
Develops on-the-job training programs for the nursing department.
Coordinates training program with area universities and vocational schools.
Develops and designs educational materials, tests, audio-video resources, etc.
To serve as lead worker over professionals and paraprofessionals with full time programmatic responsibility in one or more health programs.
Provides professional nursing care to individuals, families and communities in public health program clinics, communities, shelters and/or any additional sites designated for public health services.
 Conducts nursing assessments in the clinic, field, shelter, and/or home visits on infants and children for physical assessments, obtaining medical histories and enforcement of recommended health protocol. Instruct patients on prevention and health maintenance; instructs on specific health conditions. Refers patients to other community resources for treatment and assistance.
Conducts quality assurance and audit reviews, utilizing the Continuous Quality Improvement process to assure a competent health and personal health workforce in systematic evaluation of needed skills, the establishment of standards of performance, and the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures. Coordinates access to care for vulnerable populations.
Performs case management activities utilizing a nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation with assigned families. Schedules and conducts appropriate home visits and refers to community health-care organizations that focus on parental, child health and life development. Uses a Management Information System to manage data, to track family characteristics and needs services provided, and the progress toward program objectives.
Provides health education to individuals/groups regarding health risks and strategies for promoting/protecting their own health, self-care and nutrition.
Obtains Pap Smears, blood samples, and other specimens for analysis. 
Interprets laboratory results for appropriate intervention and follow-up according to established Program, OSHA and CLIA protocol.
 Administers immunizations and other medications; enters data of vaccines administered into LINKS computerized system. Participates on Immunization Response Teams. 
 Provides professional nursing care and leadership in response to emergency situations in the community and statewide on a 24-hour basis. Ensures emergency care equipment is available and in working order. Maintains CPR certification. 
Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialists in the contact investigation, treatment and education of individuals infected with communicable diseases. 
Evaluates the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based services by the collection and maintenance of data.
Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.