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Practical Nurse Careers at State of Louisiana

State of Louisiana

Supplemental Information

This position is located Central Louisiana Support and Service.

Practical Licensed Nurse vacancies may be filled from this recruitment at any of the following three levels:

Practical Licensed Nurse 1-3 SER

LPN 1 $1,558.40

LPN 2 $1,667.20

LPN 3 $1,787.00

Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) implement a premium pay rate of up to $5.00 per hour the the hours worked.

Shift Differential & Longevity

2nd Shift Evenings Weekends/Holidays $3.25 (2:00pm – 10:30pm)

3rd Shift Nights Weekends/Holidays $3.00 ( 10:00pm – 6:30pm)

Longevity( for the hours worked only)

6 months to less than 3 years $1.00

3 years to less than 6 years $1.50

6 years to less than 10 years $1.75

10 years to less than 15 years $2.25

15 years or greater $2.50

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.

As part of a
Career Progression Group
vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an
Practical Nurse –Licensed

1 ,2
, or
depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. Please refer to the
“Job Specifications”
tab located at the top of the LA Careers “Current Job Opportunities page” for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

Resumes will not be accepted and should not be attached.

**** PLEASE REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION TO MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT. Failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered****

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Deana Frederick

Central Louisiana Supports and Services Center

5400 Coliseum Blvd

Alexandria, LA 71306


[email protected]



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:

Supervision Received:
Close from a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:
May exercise functional supervision over paraprofessional nursing personnel.

Location of Work:
Statewide-health care facilities; correctional facilities.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Practical Nurse-Licensed, 2 by the absence of journeyman level assignments and independent performance of duties.

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 blood pressure.

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.

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