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 by a probation appointment or promotion of a permanent state
employee. The shifts are 8 and 12 hour shifts with rotating
Special Entrance Rate (SER) of Pay based on years of experience
as a licensed LPN.
LPN 1 BIWEEKLY $1,190.40 ($14.88/HR)
LPN 2 BIWEEKLY $1,292.80 ($16.16/HR)
LPN 3 BIWEEKLY $1,403.20 ($17.54/HR)
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled
from this recruitment as a (LPN 1,2,3)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.
PREMIUM PAY (per HOUR physically worked):
SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS (per HOUR physically worked):
Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $0.75
Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $0.75
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 scoreis 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
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:
LDVA/Northwest LA War Veterans Home
3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway
Bossier City, LA 71112
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.