We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942,
but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal,
lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned,
every record broken and every patient helped is because of the
dedicated employees who fill our hallways.
At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support
those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come
make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future
This job provides direct care (including IV therapy) of assigned
patients within the framework of the Licensed Practical Nurse Act
under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Directs and assists
ancillary nursing staff with assigned duties and interacts with the
multidisciplinary team and other personnel. Demonstrates
professional responsibilities and is responsible for own practice
and assists other members of the healthcare team in providing the
highest quality personalized patient care.
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
Required - Experience working with and maintaining confidential
information and working in a fast-paced environment with minimal
Required - Current License in the state of practice. Current
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Preferred - Dual license in Mississippi and Louisiana. IV
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs
- Excellent organizational skills
- Good time management skills and self directed
- Demonstrates Good Judgement
- Good interpersonal skills
- Delegation skills
- Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient
care through data gathering, planning and evaluation.
- Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients
- Communicates effectively and professionally with all patients,
guests, family members and co-workers to ensure a quality patient
- Adapts to rapid change in a positive manner throughout the day
as needs of the unit / department change.
- Manages personal professional development and maintains
required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and
Other related duties as required. The above statements describe
the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are
not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds
of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of
force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for
sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area
where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works
with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may
be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!
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