US Government, LDH-Office of Behavioral Health

This vacancy is located in the Nursing Department/Secure Forensic Facility (SFF) of Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson, LA. 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.
The 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); by Detail to Special Duty; or as a part-time, temporary WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment 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.

Salary is negotiable based on experience. 

Special Entrance Rate (SER) of Pay based on years of experience as a licensed LPN.
 LPN 1:$1,558.40-biweekly/$19.48-hourly
 LPN 2:$1,667.20-biweekly/$20.84-hourly
 LPN 3:$1,784.00 biweekly/$22.30-hourly
 Premium Pay (Per Hour Physically Worked)
$10.00 – Recruitment / Retention
Longevity Pay (Per Hour Physically Worked)
0 months to less than 6 months – $2.00
6 months to less than 3 years – $3.00
3 years to less than 5 years – $4.00
5 years or greater – $5.00

 This position is in a Career Progression Group and may be filled as a Practical Nurse–Licensed 1, 2, or 3 depending on the qualifications of the candidate selected.  The maximum salary for the Practical Nurse–Licensed 3 Depends on Qualifications. Please refer to the “Job Specifications” tab located at the top of the LA Careers “Current Job Opportunities” page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience.  An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.  Please list all work experience.
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 applications 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.
*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

It is recommended that you apply for all job titles that you are interested in.
Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.  However, there is no guarantee that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact:
Christy Strickland
LDH-ELMHS Human Resources
Jackson, LA. 70748

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