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NURSING ASSISTANT 1

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 9/9/2020
Job Reference #: 1989875

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

No Civil Service Test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

MUST MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

As part of a Career Progression Group these vacancies may be filled as a Nursing Assistant 1 or Nursing Assistant 2 depends on the years of experience.  The minimum  salary for a Nursing Assistant 1 $724.80 Bi- Weekly the  maximum salary for a Nursing Assistant 2 is $34,445.00 annually. 
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. 

Necessary Special Requirement:  Applicants must posses a valid current Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate.

Special Entrance rate of base pay for Nursing Assistant 1 is 724.80 Bi-Weekly
Special Entrance Rate of Base pay for Nursing Assistant 2 is $764.80 Bi-Weekly

EXCELLENT SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS FOR EVENING AND NIGHT SHIFTS.

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 about this vacancy contact:
Cathy Sullivan
Human Resources Specialist
Southeast LA Veterans Home
4080 West Airline Highway
Reserve, LA  70084
985-479-4080

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Six months of experience or training in patient care.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
Graduation from an accredited registered or practical nursing program will substitute for all of the required experience.
 
Possession of a valid Certified Nursing Assistant certificate will substitute for all of the required experience.
 
Completion of a medical assistant training program will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.
 
Graduation from an accredited Emergency Medical Technician Program will substitute for all of the required experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Positions at facilities receiving certain Medicaid or Medicare funds require that applicants possess a valid Certified Nursing Assistant certificate as required by federal mandate implemented in 1987.
 
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 Association of Schools and Colleges; 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 perform routine sub professional nursing duties in the care and comfort of patients.

Level of Work:
Experienced.

Supervision Received:
General from a Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse--Licensed, Nursing Assistant 2, or other higher level personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Nursing Assistant 2 by the absence of responsibility for more advanced duties and the absence of lead worker responsibilities.

Differs from Nursing Unit Aide by the presence of responsibility for performance of sub professional nursing duties.

Examples of Work

Measures temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height and weight; records in patients medical record.

May assist with documenting admission of new patients on medical record.

Provides care to patients such as ambulating, feeding, bathing, positioning and lifting.

May sterilize equipment and supplies.

Distributes clean linen, washes, dries, sorts, folds, and stores patients clothing.

Collects, labels and transports laboratory specimens as assigned.
Collects and files diagnostic test results.

Observes patients condition and reports any changes to charge nurse.

Transports patients to examinations, clinics, or recreational sites.

May be required to provide care to patients with infectious diseases.

Cleans rooms and changes bed linens.

Performs procedures such as enemas and skin care as directed by a professional nurse.

Performs all duties that may be performed by the unit aide.

Successfully completes training programs such as CPR, First Aid, infection control,  infectious disease, and/or programs that maintain hospital standards such as quality control, safety issues, and JCAHO requirements.

Maintains any necessary certifications.

Work may involve shift work.