Possession of a temporary permit or license to practice practical nursing in Louisiana.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Practical Nurse Licensed 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 $50,274.00 . 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.
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. Your application to this vacancy is active for 180 days. After this time frame you must re-apply to be considered for vacancies.
This position may be filled by either Probational appointment, Promotional appointment, or by Job Appointment. If f i lled as a Temporary Job Appointment; should a permanent position become available within one year, the employee will be converted to a probationary appointment.
Current license or temporary permit should be listed under 'Certificates and Licenses' section of the application.
***Failure to provide licensure information may result in the disqualification of your application.***
If a paper application is submitted, the Supplemental Questions which coincide with the job posting must be answered and attached to the application.
This is a 24 hour facility. Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD 214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire. This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the ‘Application Status’ link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application Status Message
What it Means
Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score
We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration
You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
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.
Someone has been selected for the position.
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
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.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge , LA 70804 -9304
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.