Louisiana Department of State Civil Service LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 1,2,3 in United States



Depends on Qualifications


Jackson, LA

Job Type



LDH-Office of Aging & Adult Services

Job Number



3/19/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

This position is located in the NURSING DEPARTMENT of LDH/OAAS/VILLA FELICIANA MEDICAL COMPLEX, JACKSON, LOUISIANA. The position will be filled by a Probation or Promotion of a permanent state employee. The shifts are 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends. The shifts will begin at 5:45am to 6:15pm or 5:45pm to 6:15am.

Special Entrance Rate (SER) of Pay based on years of experience as a licensed LPN.

LPN 1 BIWEEKLY $1103.20

LPN 2 BIWEEKLY $1173.60

LPN 3 BIWEEKLY $1246.60

PREMIUM PAY (per HOUR physically worked):

$1.50 for working at OAAS/VFMC on a Specialty Unit

An additional $.50 if you have an ACLS certificate

$.50 Longevity starts after employed 6 months

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 Hol Shift Diff - $3.00

Weekend Hol Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $4.50

Weekend Hol Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $5.00

Scheduled overtime paid

A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.

This position is located in East Feliciana Parish, Jackson, Louisiana.

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 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.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

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:

OAAS/Villa Feliciana Medical Complex

Terrie David, Christy Wheeler, or Sandra Delatte, HR Dept.

P.O. Box 438



Possession of a temporary permit or license to practice practical nursing in Louisiana.

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:


Supervision Received:

Close from a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:

May exercise functional supervision over paraprofessional nursing personnel.

Location of Work:

Statewide--health care facilities; correctional facilities.

Job Distinctions:

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.