provides direct care (including IV therapy) of assigned patients
within the framework of the Licensed Practical Nurse Act under the
direction of a Registered Nurse. Directs and assists ancillary
nursing staff with assigned duties and interacts with the
multidisciplinary team and other personnel. Demonstrates
professional responsibilities and is responsible for own practice
and assists other members of the healthcare team in providing the
highest quality personalized patient care.
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
Required - Experience working with and maintaining
confidential information and working in a fast-paced environment
with minimal supervision.
Required - Current License in the state of
practice. Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
Preferred - Dual license in Mississippi and
Louisiana. IV Therapy Credentials
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs
- Excellent organizational skills
- Good time management skills and self directed
- Demonstrates Good Judgement
- Good interpersonal skills
- Delegation skills
- Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient
care through data gathering, planning and evaluation.
- Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients
- Communicates effectively and professionally with all patients,
guests, family members and co-workers to ensure a quality patient
- Adapts to rapid change in a positive manner throughout the day
as needs of the unit / department change.
- Manages personal professional development and maintains
required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and
Other related duties as required. The above statements
describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10
to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time)
to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only
a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible