State of Louisiana - Reserve, LA (30+ days ago)3.6

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


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For further information about this vacancy contact:
Cathy Sullivan
Human Resources Manager
Southeast LA Veterans Home
4080 West Airline Highway
Reserve, LA 70084


Possession of a valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing plus four 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 Association of Schools and Colleges; 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 supervision of nursing services either in a clinical, educational, or programmatic setting.


General from an RN Manager or other higher level personnel.

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


Differs from RN Supervisor A by serving as a second line supervisor.

Differs from RN Manager by the absence of serving as the manager of a department, unit, or facility.

See allocation criteria memo.

Examples of Work


Provides second line supervision of nursing services in a clinical, educational, or programmatic setting.

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

Schedules and assigns staff commensurate with patient care needs.

Plans and directs nursing services for assigned areas and coordinates activities with other departments.

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

Participates in research to establish and update standards of nursing practice.

Assists with determining suitable organizational structure and staffing requirements for assigned nursing areas, including professional and nonprofessional employees.

Develops and interprets to other professional and nonprofessional staff area operation policies, procedures and standards of care in accordance with overall hospital and accreditation committee policies.

Reviews staffing roster for assigned areas to ensure adequate nursing coverage of professional and nonprofessional staff.

Assists in identifying needs for in service education and arranges for staff to participate.

Serves on various committees such as, Nursing Policy and Procedure Committee, patient safety, quality assurance, and utilization review.

Supervises the ordering of medical supplies and materials for assigned services.

May serve on committee for interviewing and hiring of nursing personnel and make recommendations concerning hiring.

Initiates or responds to various codes; supervises staff to assure that proper procedure is followed.

May in absence of manager, director, and assistant director assume responsibility for supervision of entire nursing department within a facility.

May during weekends, holidays, and after hours assume responsibility for supervision of entire hospital/facility including overall supervision of other departments.

When necessary acts as liaison with families, other facilities, law enforcement agencies concerning patients' admission, discharge, transfer, etc.

Assists instructors with affiliating registered nurse students in patient selection.

Serves as supervisor of a large metropolitan parish health unit in establishing short and long- term goals and work planning for any OPH program.

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

Serves as technical and consultative Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) expert for multi-site or teams.

Supervises and directs activities of multiple NFP sites including nursing and support staff to ensure that patients receive needed services, program requirements are met and maintained, and appropriate follow-up is provided. Serves as a liaison between assigned NFP teams, statewide NFP management and National NFP personnel.

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.

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

Assesses performance and efficiency of public health nursing personnel. Plans and evaluates performance and participates in disciplinary actions.

Provides counseling of employees on performance-related issues. 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 specialized training.

Supervises and/or provides care coordination and follow-up of services. Informs families about community resources, supervises and/or provides home visits. Serves as a collaborative resource for services available.

Collaborates with parish, regional and statewide personnel in planning, developing and implementing general and specialized program guidelines and recommendations. Represents OPH and the public health nursing profession to community groups.

Provides environmental health nursing and risk assessments in collaboration with environmental health personnel and regional/state epidemiologists for exposure to environmental risks and disease outbreaks.

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.

Supervises, educates, and provides professional nursing care in response to emergency situations in the community and statewide. Responds to emergencies and public health/bioterrorist threats on a 24-hour basis.