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REGISTERED NURSE SUPERVISOR A

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 9/9/2020
Job Reference #: 1972460
Keywords: nurse, nursing

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

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. 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 posting contact:

Cassandra Bell-Atkins 
      LDVA/Northwest LA War Veterans Home
      3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway
      Bossier City, LA  71112
      Cassandra.Bell-Atkins@la.gov

Qualifications

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 three 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 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 provide first line supervision of nursing services either in a clinical, educational, or programmatic setting.
 
LEVEL OF WORK:
Supervisor.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from an RN Supervisor B or other higher level personnel.
 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Direct over lower level registered nurses, paraprofessional and/or professional personnel.
 
LOCATION OF WORK:
Statewide.
 
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from RN 4 by serving as a first line supervisor.
 
Differs from RN Program Coordinator by serving as a first line supervisor.
 
Differs from the RN Supervisor B by the absence of serving as a second line supervisor.
 
See allocation criteria memo.

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 charge nurse and assumes responsibility for staffing and/or care of patients within a unit.
 
Assists in maintaining patient care standards by supervising and directing activities of subordinate nurses engaged in quality assurance, infection control, and utilization review activities.
 
Receives physicians' instructions regarding patient care and ensures that orders are transmitted to other units as needed.
 
Oversees delegation of simple nursing and other therapeutic procedures to lower level professional and paraprofessional employees.
 
Makes regular patient rounds to observe and assess patients' physical conditions and behaviors, evaluates the quality of care provided, and ensures proper documentation of treatment and nursing observations.
 
Reviews nursing plan of care for all patients within a unit and ensures that treatments and therapies specified in the plans are carried out.
 
Administers oral and intramuscular medications, begins intravenous therapies, and performs medical tests as needed in the absence of subordinate professional staff.
 
Provides specialized nursing care, i.e. ventilative care, special equipment, triage, or multiple system failures, etc.
 
Admits patients or receives patients following admission by conducting Nursing Assessment and Initial Treatment Plan.
 
Evaluates patient care practices according to established standards and implements quality assurance methods to insure that standards are met.
 
Plans, develops, and oversees the implementation of programs and courses to meet specific or general needs for orientation and ongoing training of staff.
 
Directs nursing staff development and in-service education.
 
Establishes long-term goals and objectives for staff development and education.
 
Determines needs for training through direct observation, results of quality assurance reviews and consultation with other supervisors and directors.
 
Participates in the design and conduct of special research projects.
 
Participates in the development and update of nursing policies and procedures.
 
Maintains records of employees' participation in in-service and continuing education programs.
 
PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION:
Supervises activities of clinics to ensure that patients receive needed services, program requirements are maintained, and appropriate follow-up appointments or treatment are provided.
 
Develops and evaluates staffing patterns and clinic schedules to ensure maximum staff utilization.
 
Assesses performance and efficiency of public health nursing personnel on informal and formal bases.
 
Provides counseling of employees on performance-related issues.
 
Plans and evaluates performance evaluations of staff nurses.
 
Participates in disciplinary actions.
 
Identifies continuing education needs of staff and provides for in-service instruction on public health program requirements, policies and procedures.
 
Analyzes statistical data in program activities, caseload, and program effectiveness to provide training.
 
Collaborates with parish, regional and statewide personnel in planning, implementing, and monitoring program guidelines and recommendations.
 
Monitors program activities, caseload, and public health program effectiveness.
 
Provides professional education to nursing, medical, and other health disciplines in OPH and other public and private agencies.
 
Supervises Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visiting staff in conducting home visits for first-time low-income pregnant women and families.
 
Conducts weekly supervision with individual nurse home visitors, weekly team meetings and/or case conferences, and quarterly home visits with nursing staff according to the model of care developed for NFP.
 
Monitors referrals, outreach activities and enrollment of clients to maintain appropriate caseloads, data accuracy and programmatic outcomes.
 
Collaborates with community partners to engage the community in improving maternal and child health outcomes reduce child abuse and foster positive social and emotional development of children.
 
Supervises and/or provides care coordination and follow-up of services for vulnerable populations.
 
Informs families about community resources, supervises and/or provides home visits.
 
Serves as a collaborative resource for services available.
 
Conducts interviews with HIV-positive individuals to determine infection epidemiology.
 
Serves as liaison for the HIV/AIDS Program with the regional STD and TB units and private physicians to facilitate counseling and testing services and HIV/AIDS cases reporting.
 
Analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of program objectives based on epidemiological studies and HIV/AIDS statistics.
 
Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and communicates public health information, roles, capacities, and legal authority to all parish health unit staff and partners involved with emergency response on a parish level.
 
Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.