This position is located in the Outpatient Clinic. The shift
will be determined by the Manager. Please list all work history and
detailed job duties on your application.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled
from this recruitment as a Practical Nurse Licensed 1 or 2,
depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).
Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of
the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil
Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum
qualifications and job concepts for each level.
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. 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:
Hilary G. Dugar
Lallie Kemp Medical Center Human Resources
52579 Hwy 51 South Independence, LA 70422
Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to
practice practical nursing or a multi-state license issued by a
Nursing Licensure Compact(NLC/eNLC) state. 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:
Close from a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse of a higher
May exercise functional supervision over paraprofessional
Location of Work:
Statewide--health care facilities; correctional facilities.
Differs from Practical Nurse--Licensed, 2 by the absence of
journeyman level assignments and independent performance of
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
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.