REGISTERED NURSE job at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in New Orleans, LA

Author - March 24, 2011


  • Function of Work: To provide basic professional nursing care to patients.
  • Level of Work: Entry.
  • Supervision Received: Close from a Registered Nurse of a higher level.
  • Supervision Exercised: Functional over nursing paraprofessionals within scope of work assignment.
  • Location of Work: Health Care Facilities; Statewide.
  • Job Distinctions: Differs from Registered Nurse 2 by the absence of full performance level duties and by the presence of close supervision.

Examples of Work:

  • Utilizes nursing process for delivering nursing care to a specific group of patients.
  • Performs professional nurse duties to include administration of blood and blood components, I.V. meds., parenteral nutrition, central line therapy, etc., under the close supervision of a registered nurse of a higher level.
  • May participate as a learner in group therapy and counseling.
  • May assist other professional personnel in developing and maintaining a therapeutic environment and improved patient care.
  • Assists in development of nursing plan of care for patients in assigned units.
  • Makes regular patient rounds to observe and assess patients’ physical conditions and behaviors and records observations on patients’ charts.
  • Receives and fulfills physicians’ instructions regarding patient care and transmits orders, as needed, to other departments.
  • Assists physicians with patient examinations and records patients’ mental and physical health histories. Assists in emergency code situations.
  • Admits patients or receives patients following admission.
  • Instructs patients in health and hygiene procedures and in self- administration of prescribed medications.
  • Maintains materials and supplies for emergency treatments and orders other medical supplies used by the unit.
  • Executes operating room nursing care plan using reference material and consultation with surgeon.
  • Scrubs and circulates on routine surgical procedures as assigned.

State REGISTERED NURSE Salary Range:

  • $15.86 – $31.68 hourly
  • $1,268.77 – $2,534.31 biweekly
  • $2,749.00 – $5,491.00 monthly
  • $32,988.00 – $65,892.00 annually

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