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REGISTERED NURSE ADVANCED PRACTICE

at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 11/15/2019
Job Reference #: 2452686

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information


Northeast Delta Human Services Authority
Registered Advanced Practice Nurse
Monroe Behavioral Health Center – Monroe, LA
Pos #50489626

Preference will be given to applicants certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH)-APRN with the s
tate Louisiana. The APRN will provide psychiatric behavioral health services to individuals at Northeast Delta Human Service Authority by providing primary behavioral health care, treating co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders, effectively determining if hospitalization is warranted, and/or assisting in developing treatment alternatives.

NEDHSA is a designated approved National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site. Clinicians who work at NHSC-approved sites are eligible to apply to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to pay off student loans.

  • 2-year Full-Time Clinical Practice: NHSC will pay up to $50,000* for an initial 2 years of full-time clinical practice to clinicians.
(Full-time clinical practice is defined as no less than 40 hours per week, for a minimum of 45 weeks per year).

NEDHSA has had many productive years since forming as a Local Governing Entity (LGE) in 2013. Here's a small snapshot of how NEDHSA has worked diligently to provide our citizens with greater access to services, excellent customer services and quality, competent care.
  • Chosen by the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments as one of five national finalists for its STAR award among 16 states – June 2017
  • Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Inaugural Healthcare Competition Award. Selected as one of only four agencies nationally – August 2016
  • Addy award for website, January 2015.
  • Health Improvement Institute communication awards for communications plan and marketing materials – November 2014.
  • Tobacco Cessation Program
  • Behavioral & Primary Healthcare Integration Summit
  • Awarded Proclamation by Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Support of Healthy Living with U-ACT (Union Parish Alliance for Transformation)
  • LA Spirit Crisis Counseling Assistance Program (Recovery Resources for Flood Disaster Victims)
  • Faith-Based Mental Health Summits
  • Participant in the Caldwell Parish Annual Health Awareness Day
  • Collaboration with NE Louisiana Behavioral Health Advisory Counsel
  • Promotion of Healthy Living in Madison-Tallulah at Operation Stand Down healthcare and services fair

NEDHSA plans to build additional, esteemed partnerships this year to deepen meaningful integrated behavioral and primary healthcare within the region. To help the citizens realize more positive outcomes and stability, NEDHSA will continue to employ a more cohesive, progressive approach among our systems and processes.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

Applicants will be required to serve a probationary period of not less than 12 months and not more than 24.


Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on the job application.

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

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 by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application Status Message: What it Means
 
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
 
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
 
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
 
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
 
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
 
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
 
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
 
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

For further information about this vacancy, contact:
Tina Hill Conley, MPA
HR Supervisor
Northeast Delta Human Service Authority
2513 Ferrand Street
Monroe, LA 71201
318-362-4160
FAX 318-362-5049

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of an active, unencumbered, unrestricted and valid Louisiana registered nurse license to practice professional nursing or a multi-state license issued by a Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC/eNLC) state plus an active, valid Louisiana Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license or temporary permit.
 
NOTE:
The temporary APRN permit allows an APRN applicant to work in a limited capacity for up to 120 days while awaiting review for full APRN licensure by the nursing board. An APRN applicant cannot medically diagnose or medically manage patients until they are licensed and have prescriptive authority. If the APRN license is not received within the 120 day period and the permit expires, the employee must be removed from the position.
 
NOTE:
Certification will be verified by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing prior to granting licensure.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To provide advanced health/nursing care to individuals, families, or communities/populations as an advanced or expert clinician.


LEVEL OF WORK:

Program Manager.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

General from a Registered Nurse of a higher level or other higher level personnel.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Functional over professional, paraprofessional, and non-professional nursing personnel.


LOCATION OF WORK:

Statewide.


JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from other Registered Nurses by the presence of advanced and specialized training and duties and by the scope and complexity of direct care provided. The scope of services provided is in accordance with the educational preparation, national certification and recognition by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

Examples of Work

  

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Responsible for performing the full scope of nursing practice involving a high level of autonomy and independent practice.

Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care consistent with medical treatment and care in collaboration with a physician.

Evaluates, plans, implements, and re-evaluates nursing care of individuals requiring emergency nursing measures.

Performs comprehensive physical examinations, secures health histories, performs or orders laboratory tests and conducts other appropriate procedure to assess the health status of patients or clients.

Provides direct nursing care and/or directs professional, technical and paraprofessional nursing staff in management of selected patients with emphasis on high risk difficult-to-manage cases, ex: suicidal children, adolescents and adult patients; highly combative, non compliant cases; adolescent obstetric patients with medical complications; childhood and brittle (unstable) diabetic cases; multi-system failure cases; patients dealing with dying, terminal illness, etc.

Advises patient, family members and others regarding various health problems, prescribed treatments, and use of drugs.

Provides continuity of an individualized health care program for clients by referring to or collaborating with physicians and other members of the health care team.

Develops and recommends practice standards which pertain to assigned programs; evaluates care outcomes and suggests strategies to improve program delivery.

Creates and maintains accurate records, appropriate legal documents and other reports of client care consistent with the law.

Collaborates with the medical and nursing administrators to plan, implement and evaluate programs to assure competent and effective clinical practice that advance programmatic goals, and that strengthen the systems that support the quality of patient care.

Serves as researcher in creating and testing methods of nursing in the area of specialization (ex: Psychiatric mental health, pediatrics, maternal and child health, adult health, community (public) health, gerontology, etc.) with emphasis on the overall effectiveness of the methods. Counsels groups of families and/or staff members after crisis situations or in the care of highly contagious disease, ex: AIDS patients, etc.

Assist in developing departmental educational programs based upon standards of practice; conducts formal and informal classes and experiences for staff to support and promote the patient care programs.

PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION:

Provides advanced primary or preventive health care for individuals, families or communities at an advanced or expert clinician level; assesses individual health, analyzes data to determine health and nursing care needed, plans a strategy to meet identified health care needs, evaluates responses to intervention and makes changes in care or treatment as needed; identifies and allocates public health care resources or coordinates and evaluates other health resources necessary to meet individual or group needs at the most appropriate level.

Reviews and analyzes laboratory tests and other diagnostic data; determines diagnoses; prescribes pharmaceuticals according to the collaborative agreement; develops goals and strategies for meeting individual health care needs; consults with physicians or other providers as needed.

Provides advanced professional expertise and technical assistance to nurses and ancillary staff in implementing health care strategies and providing for individualized care and treatment within the area of specialization and certification, such as pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, family planning or tuberculosis; participates in quality assurance activities related to health care services provided by licensed and non-licensed health care members.

Identifies health care needs within the community and makes recommendations to provide comprehensive health care to clients; provides education and training to members of the community and the health care team regarding health care needs.

Participates in and instructs nurses and paraprofessional staff on population-based issues that may impact the health of the statewide community-at-large.

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.