Goverment Jobs
December 18, 2019
Jackson, Louisiana
Job Type


Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located in theNursing Department-Forensic Division of Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System inJackson, LA (East Feliciana Parish). ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.
*This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System within 90 days of closing.

This position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agencywide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

This position will provide supervisory functions over the Admissions Special Security Area (ASSA), Intermediate Treatment Unit (ITU) and Crossroads Rehabilitation Unit (CRU) and will be assigned to the D-Team night shift.

RN Supervisor B - $2,919.20/biweekly

PREMIUM PAY (per HOURphysically worked):
$2.00 for working at ELMHS as a Specialty Unit, $2.00 for recruitment and retention, $1.00 for certain certification and from $1.00 to $2.00for facility longevity pay afterworking for ELMHSfor 6 months

SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS (per HOUR physically worked):
Shift Diff 2nd Shift - $4.50
Shift Diff 3rd Shift - $5.00
Weekend Shift Diff - $2.50
Weekend Shift Diff 2nd - $6.00
Weekend Shift Diff 3rd - $7.00
Holiday Shift Diff - $3.50
Holiday Shift Diff 2nd - $7.00
Holiday Shift Diff 3rd - $8.00
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff - $4.50
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 2nd - $7.50
Weekend Holiday Shift Diff 3rd - $8.00

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Youmustinclude all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

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.

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 our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office 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

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact:

Kristen Lalonde
LDH- ELMHS/Human Resources
Jackson, LA 70748

Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guarantee that everyone that applies to this posting will be interviewed


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 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 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 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.

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 thisvideo to give you more detailed information about their system.
Have you ever been on probation or sentenced to jail/prison as a result of a felony conviction or guilty plea to a felony charge?

  • Yes
  • No
If 'YES', give the law enforcement authority (city police, sheriff, FBI, etc), the offense, place and disposition of case. If 'NO', enter N/A

    Do you posses 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?

    • Yes
    • No
    If you answered 'YES' to the question above, please list the license TYPE, NUMBER, ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE and EXPIRATION DATE. If you answered no, enter N/A.

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