Louisiana Department of State Civil Service REGISTERED NURSE ADVANCED PRACTICE in Jackson, Louisiana



$5,056.00 - $10,097.00 Monthly

$29.17 - $58.25 Hourly

$5,056.00 - $10,097.00 Monthly


Jackson, LA

Jackson, LA

Job Type



LDH-Office of Behavioral Health

Job Number



11/1/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Job #ELMHS10.18.16RNAP

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

This 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 WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected for a full-time position.

The special entrance rate (SER) for this position is $2,674.40 biweekly.

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 (REGISTERED NURSE ADVANCED PRACTICE ) and job number (ELMHS10.18.16RNAP)) 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. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you.

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:

Jennifer Palmer

ELMHS- Human Resources

4502 Hwy 951

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 an active, unencumbered, unrestricted and valid Louisiana registered nurse license to practice professional nursing plus an active, valid Louisiana Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license or temporary permit.


The temporary APRN permit allows an APRN applicant to work in a limited capacity for up to 120 days while awaiting review for full APRN licensure by the nursing board. An APRN applicant cannot medically diagnose or medically manage patients until they are licensed and have prescriptive authority. If the APRN license is not received within the 120 day period and the permit expires, the employee must be removed from the position.


Certification will be verified by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing prior to granting licensure.

Job Concepts


To provide advanced health/nursing care to individuals, families, or communities/populations as an advanced or expert clinician.


Program Manager.


General from a Registered Nurse of a higher level or other higher level personnel.


Functional over professional, paraprofessional, and non-professional nursing personnel.




Differs from other Registered Nurses by the presence of advanced and specialized training and duties and by the scope and complexity of direct care provided. The scope of services provided is in accordance with the educational preparation, national certification and recognition by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

Examples of Work



Responsible for performing the full scope of nursing practice involving a high level of autonomy and independent practice.

Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care consistent with medical treatment and care in collaboration with a physician.

Evaluates, plans, implements, and re-evaluates nursing care of individuals requiring emergency nursing measures.

Performs comprehensive physical examinations, secures health histories, performs or orders laboratory tests and conducts other appropriate procedure to assess the health status of patients or clients.

Provides direct nursing care and/or directs professional, technical and paraprofessional nursing staff in management of selected patients with emphasis on high risk difficult-to-manage cases, ex: suicidal children, adolescents and adult patients; highly combative, non compliant cases; adolescent obstetric patients with medical complications; childhood and brittle (unstable) diabetic cases; multi-system failure cases; patients dealing with dying, terminal illness, etc.

Advises patient, family members and others regarding various health problems, prescribed treatments, and use of drugs.

Provides continuity of an individualized health care program for clients by referring to or collaborating with physicians and other members of the health care team.

Develops and recommends practice standards which pertain to assigned programs; evaluates care outcomes and suggests strategies to improve program delivery.

Creates and maintains accurate records, appropriate legal documents and other reports of client care consistent with the law.

Collaborates with the medical and nursing administrators to plan, implement and evaluate programs to assure competent and effective clinical practice that advance programmatic goals, and that strengthen the systems that support the quality of patient care.

Serves as researcher in creating and testing methods of nursing in the area of specialization (ex: Psychiatric mental health, pediatrics, maternal and child health, adult health, community (public) health, gerontology, etc.) with emphasis on the overall effectiveness of the methods. Counsels groups of families and/or staff members after crisis situations or in the care of highly contagious disease, ex: AIDS patients, etc.

Assist in developing departmental educational programs based upon standards of practice; conducts formal and informal classes and experiences for staff to support and promote the patient care programs.


Provides advanced primary or preventive health care for individuals, families or communities at an advanced or expert clinician level; assesses individual health, analyzes data to determine health and nursing care needed, plans a strategy to meet identified health care needs, evaluates responses to intervention and makes changes in care or treatment as needed; identifies and allocates public health care resources or coordinates and evaluates other health resources necessary to meet individual or group needs at the most appropriate level.

Reviews and analyzes laboratory tests and other diagnostic data; determines diagnoses; prescribes pharmaceuticals according to the collaborative agreement; develops goals and strategies for meeting individual health care needs; consults with physicians or other providers as needed.

Provides advanced professional expertise and technical assistance to nurses and ancillary staff in implementing health care strategies and providing for individualized care and treatment within the area of specialization and certification, such as pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, family planning or tuberculosis; participates in quality assurance activities related to health care services provided by licensed and non-licensed health care members.

Identifies health care needs within the community and makes recommendations to provide comprehensive health care to clients; provides education and training to members of the community and the health care team regarding health care needs.

Participates in and instructs nurses and paraprofessional staff on population-based issues that may impact the health of the statewide community-at-large.

Supervises, educates, and provides professional nursing care in response to emergency situations in the community and statewide. Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.