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Registered Nurse 2

State of Louisiana

This is a Full-time position in La Place, LA posted October 13, 2021.

Supplemental InformationThis vacancy is being announced as a Classified Position and will be filled as a Job Appointment that may transfer into a Probationary Appointment at a future date.This vacancy is located at SCLHSA/River Parishes BHC located in LaPlace, LA.NOTE: All SCLHSA sites are NHSC qualified.

NHSC student loan reimbursement eligibility with full time employment.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.

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Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.* Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application.

Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*For further information about this vacancy contact:Macy RichardHR Analystmacy.richard@la.gov985-876-8876QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing or a multi-state license issued by a Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC/eNLC) stateplus one year of professional nursing experience.SUBSTITUTIONS:A baccalaureate degree in nursing will substitute for the required experience.A master’s degree in nursing or public health will substitute for 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 Commission of Higher Education; 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 ConceptsFUNCTION OF WORK:To provide professional nursing care to patients and/or clients.LEVEL OF WORK:Experienced.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 and/or paraprofessional personnel.LOCATION OF WORK:Statewide.JOB DISTINCTIONS:Differs from Registered Nurse 1 by the presence of experienced level duties.Differs from Registered Nurse 3 by the absence of leadworker and/or advanced level duties.Examples of WorkEXAMPLES 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.May provide functional supervision over lower level nursing staff.Develops, maintains, and implements nursing care plans.

Makes nursing assessments, identifies problems, and selects appropriate nursing interventions.Participates in discharge planning for assigned patients.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 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 obtaining complete health histories and advising patients on recommended health protocols.

Instructs patients on prevention, health maintenance, and other specific health conditions.Obtains Pap Smears, blood samples, and other specimens for analysis; interprets laboratory results for appropriate intervention and follows up according to established standing orders and/or protocols.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.