The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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.
This position is located in the Nursing Department of the LA Veterans Home in Jackson, Louisiana. The position will be filled by a probation appointment or promotion of a permanent state employee.
The shifts are 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends. The shifts will begin at 6:00 am to 6:30 pm or 6:00 pm to 6:30 am.
Special Entrance Rate (SER) of Pay based on years of experience as a licensed LPN.
LPN 1 BIWEEKLY $1,350.40 ($16.88/HR)
LPN 2 BIWEEKLY $1,452.80 ($18.16/HR)
LPN 3 BIWEEKLY $1,563.20 ($19.54/HR)
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a (LPN 1,2,3)depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). 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.
PREMIUM PAY (per HOUR physically worked):
$1.50 work incentive pay upon hire
$0.50 extra credential pay upon hire for ACLS or PHTLS
$0.50 longevity pay after employed 6 months
$0.75 longevity pay after employed 3 years
$1.00 longevity pay after employed 5 years
$1.25 longevity pay after employed 10 years
$1.75 longevity pay after employed 15 years
SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS (per HOUR physically worked):
Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $2.50
Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $3.50
Weekend Shift Diff - $2.00
Weekend Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $3.00
Weekend Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $4.00
Holiday Shift Diff - $2.50
Holiday Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $4.00
Holiday Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $4.50
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff - $3.00
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $4.50
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $5.00
A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. You must describe your duties as you will not be qualified on job title alone. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.
All candidates for hire must undergo drug screening and may require additional background check(s).
No Civil Service test scoreis 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.
While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)
Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.
Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).
Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
LA Veterans Home HR
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:
Close from a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse of a higher level.
May exercise functional supervision over paraprofessional nursing personnel.
Location of Work:
Statewide--health care facilities; correctional facilities.
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.
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