MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing.
This position is located at Hammond Addictive Disorder Clinic This position participates in a Career Progression Group and may be filled at a higher level. 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. Incumbent will be required to travel throughout the five parishes served by FPHSA. Applicants outside of FPHSA will be asked to serve a probationary period
of not less than 12 months and not more than 24. 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 strongly encouraged to apply for this position online.
Those wishing to submit a paper application may mail their application to
Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (see mailing address).
Paper applications may be downloaded from the Civil Service website . Mailing address:
Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
Attn: Human Resources
11236 Hwy 16
Amite, LA 70422 Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office during the hours of 8 am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday at 985-748-2220.
FUNCTION OF WORK: To provide basic professional nursing care to patients and/or clients. LEVEL OF WORK: Entry. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Close from a Registered Nurse Supervisor A or B, but may receive supervision from other higher level personnel. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. LOCATION OF WORK: Statewide. JOB DISTINCTIONS: Differs from Registered Nurse 2 by the absence of full performance level duties and the presence of close supervision.
Examples of Work:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED. Performs professional nurse duties that may include administration of blood and blood components, I.V. medications, parenteral nutrition, central line therapy, etc., under the close supervision of a registered nurse of a higher level. Assists in development of nursing plan of care for patients in assigned units. Makes regular patient rounds to observe and assess patients' physical conditions and behaviors and records observations on patients' charts. Receives and fulfills physicians' instructions regarding patient care and transmits orders, as needed, to other departments. Assists physicians with patient examinations and records patients' mental and physical health histories. Assists in emergency code situations. Instructs and educates patients in health and hygiene procedures and in self- administration of prescribed medications. Admits patients or receives patients following admission to a medical facility. Executes operating room nursing care plan. Scrubs and circulates on routine surgical procedures. PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION: Provides nursing care to individuals, families, and communities in public health program clinics, shelters, and any other sites designated for public health services. Conducts nursing assessments of patients by obtaining complete health histories. Obtains Pap Smears, blood samples, and other specimens for analysis; interprets laboratory results and reports findings to supervisor. Administers immunizations and other medications. Participates on Immunization Response Teams. Provides environmental health nursing and risk assessments, under direct supervision and in collaboration with environmental health personnel and regional/state epidemiologists, for exposure to environmental risks and disease outbreaks. Conducts home visits, under direct supervision (e.g., environmental risk appraisal, monitoring tuberculosis patients, assessment of maternity patients and newborns, or providing support on child abuse and sudden infant death cases). Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) in the contact investigation, treatment, and education of individuals infected with communicable diseases. Participates in all-hazards emergency preparedness, in the staffing of Medical Special Needs Shelters (MSNS), points of dispensation (POD), and evacuation triage on a 24 hour basis. Ensures emergency care equipment is available within the parish health unit. Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - 16 months ago