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at State of Louisiana

Posted: 8/24/2019
Job Reference #: 2509208
Keywords: supervisor, manager

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

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 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. The incumbent is responsible for directing Nursing Service and Medical Records.
This position is eligible for $2.50/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.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
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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

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Louisiana War Veterans' Home
Attn: Sycondria Wilson - Brumfield


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 six 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 two years of the required experience.
Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of 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 direct all nursing services within a facility.




General from a Registered Nurse of a higher level or other higher level personnel.


Direct line over Registered Nurse Assistant Directors of Nursing, Registered Nurse Managers, Supervisors, and lower level personnel.




Differs from RN Director of Nursing B by the size of the facility, supervisory, and/or programmatic responsibilities.

See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work


Direct all nursing care services within a facility.



Establishes standards of nursing care and performance of all personnel within the nursing department.




Establishes nursing objectives, philosophy, and goals.




Participates in instructional planning as a member of executive management.

Makes daily rounds of nursing units and may provide direct patient care on complex cases.

Develops and maintains a current Master Staffing Plan.




Conducts research as it relates to nursing interventions and implements new nursing processes.

Maintains, implements, and updates written organizational plans.

Delineates the duties and responsibilities of each category of nursing personnel.

Formulates nursing budget request; administers budget by reviewing reports and reacting to feedback and procedures.

Assures current licensure of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

Functions as liaison required between medical staff and nursing department.
Assures competency of nursing personnel through an ongoing evaluation process.

Formulates, reviews, and revises policies and procedures as indicated.

Formulates methodology for evaluating and assuring quality of nursing care.

Coordinates interdepartmental relationships and interviews, assesses, and hires personnel.

Provides for nursing administration on all shifts.

Collaborates with nursing school representative to organize clinical experience of students.

Appoints committees and/or committee members.

Conducts head nurse and supervisor meetings.

Prepares periodic reports on the status of nursing care.

Recommends policy and/or procedure change to administration and/or medical staff.