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Company: Government jobs
Location: Bossier City
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Supplemental Information

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The mission of the Louisiana Veterans Homes is to primarily serve the Veterans' population of Louisiana through the provision of medical, restorative, and rehabilitative services in an atmosphere of respect and compassion. The primary objective of home is to provide quality nursing care to eligible veterans with the ultimate goal of returning the veterans to the highest possible levels of physical and mental capacity.

This position is located in the Nursing Department of the NW LA Veterans Home in Bossier City, Louisiana. The position will be filled as a (WAE) Temporary Part-time appointment. The shifts are 8 and 12 hour shifts, every other weekend..

A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. You must describe your duties as you will not be qualified on job title alone. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.

There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.

All candidates for hire must undergo drug screening and may require additional background check(s).

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.

While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:

Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)

Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.

Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).

Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Cassandra Bell-Atkins
LDVA/Northwest LA War Veterans Home
3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway
Bossier City, LA 71112 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) state plus three years of professional nursing experience.


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 two years of the required experience.

Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts


To provide first line supervision of nursing services either in a clinical, educational, or programmatic setting.




General from an RN Supervisor B or other higher level personnel.


Direct over lower level registered nurses, paraprofessional and/or professional personnel.




Differs from RN 4 by serving as a first line supervisor.

Differs from RN Program Coordinator by serving as a first line supervisor.

Differs from the RN Supervisor B by the absence of serving as a second line supervisor.

See allocation criteria memo.

Examples of Work



Serves as charge nurse and assumes responsibility for staffing and/or care of patients within a unit.

Assists in maintaining patient care standards by supervising and directing activities of subordinate nurses engaged in quality assurance, infection control, and utilization review activities.

Receives physicians' instructions regarding patient care and ensures that orders are transmitted to other units as needed.

Oversees delegation of simple nursing and other therapeutic procedures to lower level professional and paraprofessional employees.

Makes regular patient rounds to observe and assess patients' physical conditions and behaviors, evaluates the quality of care provided, and ensures proper documentation of treatment and nursing observations.

Reviews nursing plan of care for all patients within a unit and ensures that treatments and therapies specified in the plans are carried out.

Administers oral and intramuscular medications, begins intravenous therapies, and performs medical tests as needed in the absence of subordinate professional staff.

Provides specialized nursing care, i.e. ventilative care, special equipment, triage, or multiple system failures, etc.

Admits patients or receives patients following admission by conducting Nursing Assessment and Initial Treatment Plan.

Evaluates patient care practices according to established standards and implements quality assurance methods to insure that standards are met.

Plans, develops, and oversees the implementation of programs and courses to meet specific or general needs for orientation and ongoing training of staff.

Directs nursing staff development and in-service education.

Establishes long-term goals and objectives for staff development and education.

Determines needs for training through direct observation, results of quality assurance reviews and consultation with other supervisors and directors.

Participates in the design and conduct of special research projects.

Participates in the development and update of nursing policies and procedures.

Maintains records of employees' participation in in-service and continuing education programs.


Supervises activities of clinics to ensure that patients receive needed services, program requirements are maintained, and appropriate follow-up appointments or treatment are provided.

Develops and evaluates staffing patterns and clinic schedules to ensure maximum staff utilization.

Assesses performance and efficiency of public health nursing personnel on informal and formal bases.

Provides counseling of employees on performance-related issues.

Plans and evaluates performance evaluations of staff nurses.

Participates in disciplinary actions.

Identifies continuing education needs of staff and provides for in-service instruction on public health program requirements, policies and procedures.

Analyzes statistical data in program activities, caseload, and program effectiveness to provide training.

Collaborates with parish, regional and statewide personnel in planning, implementing, and monitoring program guidelines and recommendations.

Monitors program activities, caseload, and public health program effectiveness.

Provides professional education to nursing, medical, and other health disciplines in OPH and other public and private agencies.

Supervises Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visiting staff in conducting home visits for first-time low-income pregnant women and families.

Conducts weekly supervision with individual nurse home visitors, weekly team meetings and/or case conferences, and quarterly home visits with nursing staff according to the model of care developed for NFP.

Monitors referrals, outreach activities and enrollment of clients to maintain appropriate caseloads, data accuracy and programmatic outcomes.

Collaborates with community partners to engage the community in improving maternal and child health outcomes reduce child abuse and foster positive social and emotional development of children.

Supervises and/or provides care coordination and follow-up of services for vulnerable populations.

Informs families about community resources, supervises and/or provides home visits.

Serves as a collaborative resource for services available.

Conducts interviews with HIV-positive individuals to determine infection epidemiology.

Serves as liaison for the HIV/AIDS Program with the regional STD and TB units and private physicians to facilitate counseling and testing services and HIV/AIDS cases reporting.

Analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of program objectives based on epidemiological studies and HIV/AIDS statistics.

Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and communicates public health information, roles, capacities, and legal authority to all parish health unit staff and partners involved with emergency response on a parish level.

Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements - The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage - Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at

Deferred Compensation - As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement - State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided this video to give you more detailed information about their system.

01 Do you possess a valid, current Louisiana license to practice professional nursing?

  • Yes
  • No

    02 If you answered YES to the question above give your license number, original issue date, and next renewal date below. If you answered NO enter NA.

    * Required Question

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