Louisiana Department of State Civil Service PRACTICAL NURSE--LICENSED 3 in Jackson, Louisiana



$2,096.00 - $4,190.00 Monthly

$12.09 - $24.17 Hourly

$2,096.00 - $4,190.00 Monthly


Jackson, LA

Jackson, LA

Job Type



LDH-Office of Behavioral Health

Job Number

ELMHS 10.11.16 LPN3


10/25/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located in the Nursing Department of Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson, LA. ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.

*This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System within 90 days of closing.

The position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agencywide permanent status employees); by Detail to Special Duty; or as a part-time, temporary WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

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

PREMIUM PAY (per HOUR physically worked):

$1.50 for working at ELMHS as a Specialty Unit.

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 - $3.00

Weekend Shift Diff 3rd - $4.00

Holiday Shift Diff - $2.50

Holiday Shift Diff 2nd - $4.00

Holiday Shift Diff 3rd - $4.50

Weekend Holiday Shift Diff - $3.00

Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 2nd - $4.50

Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 3rd - $5.00

Resumes 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. Please list all work experience.

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.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application to (225) 219-1041 or you may mail it to the Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title (PRACTICAL NURSE--LICENSED 3) and job number on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting. Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered, and submitted with the application.

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 received - 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.

Evaluating experience - 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.

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.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact:

Heather Strickland

LDH- ELMHS Human Resources

Jackson, LA 70748


You are strongly encouraged to apply for this posting using your online application. It is recommended that you apply for all job titles that you are interested in.

Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guarantee that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed.



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.