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Assistant Director of Nursing A
at State of Louisiana
- 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 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.
Incumbent of this position serves as the Assistant Nursing Director of the home, a large complex, a 24-hour health care facility. The facility consists of three resident care units and provides care for residents who have medical needs, ADL needs and who may be cognitively impaired or have a mental illness.
This position is eligible for $2.00/hour premium pay for all hours worked. Additionally, this position earns up to $8/hr in shift differential pay.
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.
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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:
Louisiana War Veterans' Home
Attn: Sycondria Wilson - Brumfield
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 plus five years of professional nursing experience.SUBSTITUTIONS: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 two years of the required experience.Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.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 serve as the principle assistant to a Director of Nursing .
LEVEL OF WORK:
General from a Registered Nurse of a higher level or other higher level personnel.
Direct line over Registered Nurse Managers, Supervisors, and lower level personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Differs from RN Assistant Director of Nursing B by the size of the facility, supervisory, and programmatic responsibilities.
Differs from RN Director of Nursing A by the absence of serving as the director of nursing services within a facility.
See allocation criteria memo for details.
- Examples of Work
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.Serves as assistant to the Nursing Director of a small facility.
Makes daily rounds of nursing units and may provide direct patient care on complex cases.
Assumes the duties of Nursing Director in her/his absence.
Assists in planning and directing nursing services for the facility and coordinates activities with other departments.
Determines staffing requirements for nursing division, including professionals and paraprofessionals.
Develops area operation policies, procedures, and standards of care in accordance with overall facility and accreditation committee policies.
Ensures that patient care standards are maintained by supervising and directing activities of subordinate nurses and by participating in quality assurance activities.
Serves as consultant to clinical supervisors on technical and disciplinary issues.
Develops and monitors nursing division budget, and maintains statistics on division activities and patient census.
Reviews master staffing roster to ensure adequate nursing coverage of all units or wards.
Recommends hiring and dismissal of employees.
Initiates, participates in, and evaluates special studies or research concerning nursing care.
Identifies needs for in-service education and serves on facility policies/procedures/standards committees.
Participates in ongoing recruitment programs.