Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Practical Nurse-Licensed, 3 in Alexandria, Louisiana

Practical Nurse-Licensed, 3


$2,096.00 - $4,190.00 Monthly

$12.09 - $24.17 Hourly

$2,096.00 - $4,190.00 Monthly


Alexandria, LA

Alexandria, LA

Job Type



LA Special Education Center

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Supplemental Information

This position has an Special Entrance Rate (SER) rate of $15.08

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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Application Status Message/What it Means

Application received-Your application has been submitted successfully.

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the required written test.

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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.

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Position cancelled-The agency has decided not to fill the position

Louisiana Special Education Center/Transitional Family Life

Deana Frederick

5400 Coliseum Blvd

Alexandria, La 71306



If you are unable to apply for this vacancy online, you may mail or fax your Civil Service application and transcripts to the following address:

Louisiana Department of State Civil Service

Attn: Staffing

P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111

Fax: 225-219-1041

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, it is imperative that you use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted.

You may download a Civil Service application on the Department of Civil Service's website at www.civilservice.la.gov or by using this link: http://www.civilservice.la.gov/Forms/EmploymentApplication.pdf.


All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will be returned

Offer of employment is contingent upon applicant successfully completing drug and background screenings.

RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate

The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Jeff Travasos, Special Assistant to the LSS Superintendent, (225) 757-3323, jtravasos@lsdvi.org, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may also be referred to Deborah Carter, Human Resources Administrator at (318) 487-5680 or deborah_carter@lsec-la.org



Possession of a temporary permit or a license to practice practical nursing in Louisiana, plus two years of practical nursing experience.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide basic nursing care to assigned patients/clients in stable conditions and in predictable situations in accordance with the Professional Nurses Practice Act.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from a Registered Nurse.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional over a group of Practical Nurses of lower levels and paraprofessionals.

Location of Work:

Statewide--health care facilities; correctional facilities.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Practical Nurse--Licensed, 2 by the assignment of supervisory and/or specialized and technical nursing duties.

Examples of Work

Assigns, supervises, and directs the work performed by paraprofessionals and Practical Nurses of a lower level.

Provides sick call services to inmates housed in correctional facilities.

Provides emergency nursing care to inmates seeking access to medical treatment during non-sick call hours in correctional facilities.

Implements the assigned aspects of the patient teaching and discharge plan.

Intervenes appropriately and responds to deteriorating condition of patient.

Processes admissions, transfers and discharges.

Conducts and documents data base to include psychosocial and physical screening of patient and/or family.

Assists in developing nursing plan of care.

Prepares monthly nursing reports, charts, and other medical records.

Reviews accident and seizure reports.

Provides individual health counseling concerning diet, prenatal care, family planning, VD, and TB control under the direct supervision of Registered Nurse.

Documents activities in service records.

Assesses patient immunization status and administers appropriate immunizations.

Performs laboratory procedures such as hemoglobin, lead screening, electrophoresis, urinalysis, hearing, vision, and measurements.

Applies and changes dressings as assigned.

Uses medical equipment, i.e., intermittent suction and continuous suction machine.

Maintains routine enteral feedings.

May act as co-therapist in a group setting.

May instruct staff in basic nursing techniques.

May orient and train Practical Nurses of a lower level.

May schedule appointments for dental, eye, speech, language, and hearing care.