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PRACTICAL NURSE, LICENSED 1, 2, or 3

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 9/12/2020
Job Reference #: 2858555
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information



Louisiana Department of
Public Safety & Corrections –
Corrections Services
DAVID WADE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Homer, LA
 
www.doc.louisiana.gov
 
THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY NEW HIRE,
or PROMOTION OF A PERMANENT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF
LOUISIANA STATE GOVERNMENT (State Employee).

 
***This position has a Special Entrance Rate at each level***

***Licensed Practical Nurse 1 has an SER of $2745.60 per month.***
***Licensed Practical Nurse 2 has an SER of $2938.00 per month.***
***Licensed Practical Nurse 3 has an SER of $3142.53 per month.***
 
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This position may be filled as Temporary Job Appointment; should a permanent position become available, the employee will be converted to a probationary appointment.
 
In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS&C-Corrections Services to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Practical Nurse Licensed (LPN) 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Practical Nurse Licensed 3 is $57,158.00Please 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.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 
   
License or temporary permit should be listed under the "Certificates and Licenses" section of the application.

***Failure to provide licensure information may result in the disqualification of your application.***

This is a 24 hour facility. 

Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.

Applicants may be required to work shift work.
 
This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
 
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections - Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.
 
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.
 
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*
                                                            
For information about this job posting contact:
Sara Carmena
David Wade Correctional Center
Human Resources Department
(318) 927-0416
Fax: (225) 342-5968
 

Qualifications

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

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide basic nursing care to patients/clients in stable conditions and in predictable situations in accordance with the Professional Nurses Practice Act.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Close from a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:
May exercise functional supervision over paraprofessional nursing personnel.

Location of Work:
Statewide--health care facilities; correctional facilities.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Practical Nurse--Licensed, 2 by the absence of journeyman level assignments and independent performance of duties.

Examples of Work

Implements selective aspects of the nursing care plan, i.e., comfort, hygiene, safety measures, nutrition, etc. under progressively more generalized supervision from a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse of a higher level.

Observes patients for changes in physical and/or mental status or behavior and reports significant changes.

Obtains specimens for laboratory testing as assigned.

Takes vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.

Administers medication and treatments in accordance with policies and procedures.

Transcribes physicians' orders and records medication and patient's condition on patient's charts and other records.

Receives and gives change of shift reports.

Requests stock drugs, medications, and supplies as assigned.

Administers CPR in emergency situations.

Admits, transfers, and discharges patients.

Gathers information about patient's past and current physical and mental status.

May administer oral and parenteral medication as prescribed by the physician and documents procedure.

Applies dressings, ointments, and other treatments as ordered and documents procedure.

Assists physicians with routine examinations and treatments.

Bathes, feeds, and makes patients comfortable.

Performs individual and group health teaching as assigned.