Registered Nurse 4

State Of Louisiana Lafayette , LA 70593

Posted 2 months ago

Supplemental Information

Job Number: OPH/AT/0665

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health l Office of Public Health l Region 4 - Public Health Unit l Lafayette Parish.

Cost Center: 0326-9281

Position Number(s): 59808

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled either as a Probationary Appointment, Job Appointment or Promotional Appointment.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on application.*

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.

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  • Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

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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 our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office 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 our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office 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 www.jobs.la.gov).

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Asasha Terry @ Asasha.Terry@la.gov

LDH/HUMAN RESOURCES

P.O. BOX 4818 BATON ROUGE, LA 70821
225 342-6477

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing plus two 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 the 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 specialized clinical duties for a specific patient set, to serve as the assistant supervisor in a public health setting, or to serve as the coordinator/team leader of a training/education program(s).

LEVEL OF WORK:

Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

General from a Registered Nurse Supervisor A or B, but may receive supervision from other higher level personnel.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

May provide functional supervision over lower level nurses, paraprofessional, and/or professional personnel.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Statewide.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from Registered Nurse 3 by the presence of specialized clinical duties for a specific patient set, serving as the assistant supervisor in a public health setting, or serving as the coordinator of training/education programs.

Differs from Registered Nurse Program Coordinator by the absence of agency wide programmatic responsibility.

Differs from Registered Nurse Supervisor A by the absence of direct supervision.

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.

Provides direct care to specific patients, i.e. neo-natal intensive care, medical surgery (O.R.), psychiatric, or oncology.

Prepares individual nursing care plans.

Writes standards of care for patients with specialized illnesses or conditions.

May provide nursing care to the most severe and/or terminal patients.

Confers with head nurse to provide support services that facilitate the delivery of patient care.

Monitors the implementation and quality of patient care.

Assists nursing staff to increase clinical competence.

Initiates evaluation and revision of standards of care.

Evaluates patient care practices according to established nursing care standards and performs quality assurance controls to ensure that standards of care are being met.

Plans and maintains an effective unit orientation program.

Plans, develops, and implements the nursing education program of a facility.

Develops and conducts orientation programs for new employees.

Coordinates and develops patient education programs and trains nurse instructors.

Determines needs for in-service training and continuing education courses for professional and non-professional employees.

Conducts research for the development of training courses.

Serves as consultant to nursing staff on specific educational needs or problems.

Develops and conducts in-service training and patient education programs, including the production of educational media.

Presents specific certification programs, e.g., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, medication administration, etc.

Assists in developing and updating nursing policies and procedures manuals.

Maintains records of employees' participation in in-service and continuing education programs.

PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION:

Serves as assistant supervisor or as regional staff nurse in establishing short and long-term goals and work planning for any OPH program.

Assist in the supervision of activities in clinics to ensure that patients receive needed services, program requirements are maintained, and appropriate follow-up appointments or treatment are provided. Monitors compliance of medical records.

Assists in the preparation of budget and management reports, in staff scheduling, and continuous quality improvement activities.

Provides professional nursing care to individuals, families, and communities in public health program clinics, communities, shelters and/or any additional site needed for public health services.

Collaborates with environmental health personnel and regional epidemiologist in the collection of data, case management, follow-up, community education, and referral of those at risk for exposure to environmental and disease entities.

Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialists in the contact investigation, treatment and education of individuals infected with communicable diseases.

Conducts infectious disease and bioterrorism surveillance activities and follow-up on household and community contacts of cases. Facilitates the reportable disease and syndromic surveillance in emergency rooms. Assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a surveillance system that tracks hospital and ICU admissions and hospital beds occupied.

Provides care coordination services for vulnerable populations.

Provides in-service training and orientation to new personnel as needed; assists the supervisor in providing in-service instruction for public health program requirements, policies and protocols; assists with caseload management.

Instructs patients on prevention and health maintenance on specific health conditions. Coordinates patient access to care, as well as referral to community resources.

Advises official bodies and civic, private or public agencies regarding community health issues, outbreaks, and national health objectives.

Supervises, educates, and provides professional nursing care in response to emergency situations in the community and statewide on a 24-hour basis. Ensures emergency care equipment is available. Participates in Emergency Preparedness, in the staffing of Special Needs Shelters, Bioterrorism Preparedness, and other public health responses to Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.



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