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Registered Nurse 3 - Region 1

  • ... Gretna, LA, Louisiana, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 8608 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Registered Nurse 3 - Region 1   

JOB TITLE:

Registered Nurse 3 - Region 1

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Gretna, LA Louisiana United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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The Louisiana Department of Health is dedicated to fulfilling its mission through direct provision of quality services, the development and stimulation of services of others, and the utilization of available resources in the most effective manner.
LDH serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health / Office of Public Health / Region 1-BRCO / Jefferson Parish

Announcement Number: OPH/EL/191935

Cost Center: 3262109001
Position Number(s): 148095

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and will be filled as a Probationary appointment.


No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.


Job Description:
This RN 3 is a Registered Nurse assigned to Region 1 of the Office of Public Health and works in the Jefferson Parish Health Units (Metairie, Marrero) or any clinical setting in the region, participates in parish level health unit operations and performs all nursing duties required of professional nurses and job duties as outlined and assigned.
The RN 3 serves as a lead worker over professional nurses and paraprofessionals with full time programmatic responsibility in one or more health programs.
The RN 3 practices within the scope of practice designated by the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act (LRS 37;911), adheres to the policies, procedures and standards of the Louisiana Department of Health/Office of Public Health and is accountable for promoting a positive image and working harmoniously with other members of the healthcare team, reports administratively and directly to the RN Regional Manager or RN Supervisor A.
functional supervision received from the RN 4 and RN Supervisor A.
Supervision exercised is functional over the RN I, the RN 2, and paraprofessional support personnel.


ESSENTIAL TASKS- PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
65% Serves as a regional staff nurse in parish health units or community based centers: established short and long term goals and work plans for OPH programs i.
e.
Maternal Child Health (WIC services).
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Reproductive Health (RH), Immunizations, Genetic Counseling and Tuberculosis (TB).
Provides nursing assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and management of patients according to Program guidelines, and OPH policies and procedures in the clinic, field, or patient home settings.
Provides patient services including but not limited to physical assessments, medical histories, collects lab specimens, analyzes data and provides treatment per standing order.
Provides education to patient, family and community.
Follows and ensures that CLIA/OSHA guidelines and regulations are maintained within the parish health units laboratory.
Assists with maintaining the assessment/monitoring of emergency equipment in the parish health unit.
Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialists in contact investigations, treatment and education of individuals infected with STD.


Coordinates patient access to care, as well as referral to community resources.
Utilizes interpersonal skills in a customer focused environment which includes all patients, employees and visitors.


20% Maintains accurate patient records in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
Meets designated meaningful use measures in the EHR.
Enters and updates information into the EHR when needed.


*10% Provides on-call coverage, 24 hours per day/7 days a week, in the event of a declared state of emergency.
Provides emergency care within the scope of nursing practice during a declared state of emergency.
Participates in Emergency Preparedness and Response activities, both within the community and statewide, staffing Medical Special Needs Shelters (MSNS), Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Bus Forward Triage, Mass Vaccination Drills and Points of Dispensing (PODS), etc.
Collaborates with the Regional Rapid Response Team (RRT) and the Regional Epidemiologist as needed in response to a community outbreak or any such public health threat as they present i.
e.
West Nile Virus, H1N1, lead or Food-Borne illness, Chicken Pox outbreak, COVID-19, Monkeypox, etc.


5% Performs other related duties as assigned.
May collaborate and assist officials, civic, private or public agencies regarding community health issues, outbreaks, and national health objectives.
Provides emergency care within the scope of nursing practice.
Orientates new staff, serves as preceptor to students.
Participates in community outreach and health fairs, promoting public health.
Responsible for maintaining CPR certification and RN licensure.


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.
*

A resume upload will NOT populate your information into your application.
Work experience left off your electronic application or only included in an attached resume
is not eligible to receive credit

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Ella Lewis
Ella.
Lewis2@la.
gov

LDH/HUMAN RESOURCES
BATON ROUGE, LA 70821
225 342-6477

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing or a multi-state license issued by a Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC/eNLC) stateplus two years of professional nursing experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
A baccalaureate degree in nursing will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in nursing or public health will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Specialized degrees less than a doctorate will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A doctorate in nursing or public health will substitute for the two years of the required experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide professional nursing care to patients/clients or to provide education to nursing or medical staff.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from a Registered Nurse Supervisor A or B, but may receive supervision from other higher level personnel.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May provide functional supervision over lower level nurses and/or paraprofessional personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Statewide.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Registered Nurse 2 by the presence of advanced level duties and/or serving as the leadworker.
Differs from Registered Nurse 4 by the absence of specialized clinical duties for a specific patient set, serving as the assistant supervisor in a public health setting, or serving as the coordinator of training/education programs.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE.
NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Performs all nursing duties required of professional nurses and serves as a leadworker to lower level professional nurses and paraprofessionals.
Refers clients to other appropriate community agencies and physicians as necessary.
Provides skilled monitoring for patients requiring sophisticated biomedical equipment, i.
e.
, ventilators, volumetric pumps, cardioscopes.
Interprets complex data, i.
e.
, blood gases, chemistric or other lab profiles, and implements intervention based on interpretation.
Evaluates nursing care delivered by other nursing staff in assigned area on a shift and provides on-site directions.
Assists in developing and implementing treatment plans for patients/clients.
Makes recommendations to a treatment team regarding hospitalization or continued outpatient care based on assessment of the patient's mental, emotional, and physical condition.
Conducts initial intake interview and assessment of patients/clients.
Provides supportive counseling and crisis intervention for individuals and their families.
Formulates and reviews nursing plans of care for all patients in assigned area and ensures that treatments and therapies specified in the plans are carried out.
May audit charts on a regular basis to evaluate nursing care for quality assurance.
May serve as recruitment liaison with schools of nursing, nursing organizations and job fairs.
Assesses clinical education and patient/client teaching needs utilizing a variety of methods.
Participates in data collection for research and study purposes.
Provides general orientation for new personnel.
Develops on-the-job training programs for the nursing department.
Coordinates training program with area universities and vocational schools.
Develops and designs educational materials, tests, audio-video resources, etc.
PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION:
To serve as lead worker over professionals and paraprofessionals with full time programmatic responsibility in one or more health programs.
Provides professional nursing care to individuals, families and communities in public health program clinics, communities, shelters and/or any additional sites designated for public health services.
Conducts nursing assessments in the clinic, field, shelter, and/or home visits on infants and children for physical assessments, obtaining medical histories and enforcement of recommended health protocol.
Instruct patients on prevention and health maintenance; instructs on specific health conditions.
Refers patients to other community resources for treatment and assistance.
Conducts quality assurance and audit reviews, utilizing the Continuous Quality Improvement process to assure a competent health and personal health workforce in systematic evaluation of needed skills, the establishment of standards of performance, and the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures.
Coordinates access to care for vulnerable populations.
Performs case management activities utilizing a nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation with assigned families.
Schedules and conducts appropriate home visits and refers to community health-care organizations that focus on parental, child health and life development.
Uses a Management Information System to manage data, to track family characteristics and needs services provided, and the progress toward program objectives.
Provides health education to individuals/groups regarding health risks and strategies for promoting/protecting their own health, self-care and nutrition.
Obtains Pap Smears, blood samples, and other specimens for analysis.
Interprets laboratory results for appropriate intervention and follow-up according to established Program, OSHA and CLIA protocol.
Administers immunizations and other medications; enters data of vaccines administered into LINKS computerized system.
Participates on Immunization Response Teams.
Provides professional nursing care and leadership in response to emergency situations in the community and statewide on a 24-hour basis.
Ensures emergency care equipment is available and in working order.
Maintains CPR certification.
Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialists in the contact investigation, treatment and education of individuals infected with communicable diseases.
Evaluates the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based services by the collection and maintenance of data.
Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

8608 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710563188-18ad7ac7d0841106121b6e2cec774b9f

LOCATION:

Louisiana United States

CITY:

Gretna, LA

Job Origin:

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The Louisiana Department of Health is dedicated to fulfilling its mission through direct provision of quality services, the development and stimulation of services of others, and the utilization of available resources in the most effective manner.
LDH serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health / Office of Public Health / Region 1-BRCO / Jefferson Parish

Announcement Number: OPH/EL/191935

Cost Center: 3262109001
Position Number(s): 148095

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and will be filled as a Probationary appointment.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

Job Description:
This RN 3 is a Registered Nurse assigned to Region 1 of the Office of Public Health and works in the Jefferson Parish Health Units (Metairie, Marrero) or any clinical setting in the region, participates in parish level health unit operations and performs all nursing duties required of professional nurses and job duties as outlined and assigned. The RN 3 serves as a lead worker over professional nurses and paraprofessionals with full time programmatic responsibility in one or more health programs. The RN 3 practices within the scope of practice designated by the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act (LRS 37;911), adheres to the policies, procedures and standards of the Louisiana Department of Health/Office of Public Health and is accountable for promoting a positive image and working harmoniously with other members of the healthcare team, reports administratively and directly to the RN Regional Manager or RN Supervisor A. functional supervision received from the RN 4 and RN Supervisor A. Supervision exercised is functional over the RN I, the RN 2, and paraprofessional support personnel.

ESSENTIAL TASKS- PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
65% Serves as a regional staff nurse in parish health units or community based centers: established short and long term goals and work plans for OPH programs i.e. Maternal Child Health (WIC services). Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Reproductive Health (RH), Immunizations, Genetic Counseling and Tuberculosis (TB). Provides nursing assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and management of patients according to Program guidelines, and OPH policies and procedures in the clinic, field, or patient home settings. Provides patient services including but not limited to physical assessments, medical histories, collects lab specimens, analyzes data and provides treatment per standing order. Provides education to patient, family and community. Follows and ensures that CLIA/OSHA guidelines and regulations are maintained within the parish health units laboratory. Assists with maintaining the assessment/monitoring of emergency equipment in the parish health unit. Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialists in contact investigations, treatment and education of individuals infected with STD.

Coordinates patient access to care, as well as referral to community resources. Utilizes interpersonal skills in a customer focused environment which includes all patients, employees and visitors.

20% Maintains accurate patient records in the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Meets designated meaningful use measures in the EHR. Enters and updates information into the EHR when needed.

*10% Provides on-call coverage, 24 hours per day/7 days a week, in the event of a declared state of emergency. Provides emergency care within the scope of nursing practice during a declared state of emergency. Participates in Emergency Preparedness and Response activities, both within the community and statewide, staffing Medical Special Needs Shelters (MSNS), Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Bus Forward Triage, Mass Vaccination Drills and Points of Dispensing (PODS), etc. Collaborates with the Regional Rapid Response Team (RRT) and the Regional Epidemiologist as needed in response to a community outbreak or any such public health threat as they present i.e. West Nile Virus, H1N1, lead or Food-Borne illness, Chicken Pox outbreak, COVID-19, Monkeypox, etc.

5% Performs other related duties as assigned. May collaborate and assist officials, civic, private or public agencies regarding community health issues, outbreaks, and national health objectives. Provides emergency care within the scope of nursing practice. Orientates new staff, serves as preceptor to students. Participates in community outreach and health fairs, promoting public health. Responsible for maintaining CPR certification and RN licensure.

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.*

A resume upload will NOT populate your information into your application. Work experience left off your electronic application or only included in an attached resumeis not eligible to receive credit

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Ella Lewis
Ella.Lewis2@la.gov
LDH/HUMAN RESOURCES
BATON ROUGE, LA 70821
225 342-6477

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing or a multi-state license issued by a Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC/eNLC) stateplus two years of professional nursing experience.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
A baccalaureate degree in nursing will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in nursing or public health will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Specialized degrees less than a doctorate will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A doctorate in nursing or public health will substitute for the two years of the required experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide professional nursing care to patients/clients or to provide education to nursing or medical staff.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from a Registered Nurse Supervisor A or B, but may receive supervision from other higher level personnel.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May provide functional supervision over lower level nurses and/or paraprofessional personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Statewide.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Registered Nurse 2 by the presence of advanced level duties and/or serving as the leadworker.
Differs from Registered Nurse 4 by the absence of specialized clinical duties for a specific patient set, serving as the assistant supervisor in a public health setting, or serving as the coordinator of training/education programs.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Performs all nursing duties required of professional nurses and serves as a leadworker to lower level professional nurses and paraprofessionals.
Refers clients to other appropriate community agencies and physicians as necessary.
Provides skilled monitoring for patients requiring sophisticated biomedical equipment, i.e., ventilators, volumetric pumps, cardioscopes.
Interprets complex data, i.e., blood gases, chemistric or other lab profiles, and implements intervention based on interpretation. Evaluates nursing care delivered by other nursing staff in assigned area on a shift and provides on-site directions.
Assists in developing and implementing treatment plans for patients/clients.
Makes recommendations to a treatment team regarding hospitalization or continued outpatient care based on assessment of the patient's mental, emotional, and physical condition.
Conducts initial intake interview and assessment of patients/clients.
Provides supportive counseling and crisis intervention for individuals and their families.
Formulates and reviews nursing plans of care for all patients in assigned area and ensures that treatments and therapies specified in the plans are carried out.
May audit charts on a regular basis to evaluate nursing care for quality assurance.
May serve as recruitment liaison with schools of nursing, nursing organizations and job fairs.
Assesses clinical education and patient/client teaching needs utilizing a variety of methods.
Participates in data collection for research and study purposes.
Provides general orientation for new personnel.
Develops on-the-job training programs for the nursing department.
Coordinates training program with area universities and vocational schools.
Develops and designs educational materials, tests, audio-video resources, etc.
PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION:
To serve as lead worker over professionals and paraprofessionals with full time programmatic responsibility in one or more health programs.
Provides professional nursing care to individuals, families and communities in public health program clinics, communities, shelters and/or any additional sites designated for public health services.
Conducts nursing assessments in the clinic, field, shelter, and/or home visits on infants and children for physical assessments, obtaining medical histories and enforcement of recommended health protocol.Instruct patients on prevention and health maintenance; instructs on specific health conditions.Refers patients to other community resources for treatment and assistance.
Conducts quality assurance and audit reviews, utilizing the Continuous Quality Improvement process to assure a competent health and personal health workforce in systematic evaluation of needed skills, the establishment of standards of performance, and the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures.Coordinates access to care for vulnerable populations.
Performs case management activities utilizing a nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation with assigned families.Schedules and conducts appropriate home visits and refers to community health-care organizations that focus on parental, child health and life development.Uses a Management Information System to manage data, to track family characteristics and needs services provided, and the progress toward program objectives.
Provides health education to individuals/groups regarding health risks and strategies for promoting/protecting their own health, self-care and nutrition.
Obtains Pap Smears, blood samples, and other specimens for analysis.
Interprets laboratory results for appropriate intervention and follow-up according to established Program, OSHA and CLIA protocol.
Administers immunizations and other medications; enters data of vaccines administered into LINKS computerized system.Participates on Immunization Response Teams.
Provides professional nursing care and leadership in response to emergency situations in the community and statewide on a 24-hour basis.Ensures emergency care equipment is available and in working order.Maintains CPR certification.
Participates and collaborates with Disease Intervention Specialists in the contact investigation, treatment and education of individuals infected with communicable diseases.
Evaluates the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based services by the collection and maintenance of data.
Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.

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