Overview

Join our team and remember why you became a nurse to begin with. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who loves people and meeting the needs of the community. Tired of 12-hour shifts and dangerously high caseloads of acutely ill patients? At JeffCare Community Health Center, we strive for achievable caseloads and work-life balance so patients can enjoy quality care. In addition to having weekends, evenings, and all state holidays off, JeffCare nurses work sensible shifts and accrue paid annual and sick leave.

JeffCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center with two sites in East Jefferson and West Jefferson and a program of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority. This position is located in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area in Marrero, LA.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary: Up to $25.44 per hour
  • Professional Development: Paid training and continuing medical education opportunities available
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF): We participate in the public service loan forgiveness program for student loan debt.
  • Paid Leave: Generous accrual rate for paid annual and sick leave in addition to at least 10 paid official state holidays; no call or weekend work
  • Retirement: 401K with employer match
  • Health Insurance: Great health insurance package with generous employer match and option to add dental, vision, and life insurance

Responsibilities

  • Prepare individuals for physician visits, examinations, and procedures
  • Take vital signs, obtain blood samples and administer tests, medications, immunizations, and vaccinations
  • Provide support in crisis situations
  • Complete needed orders and follow-up
  • Monitor medical equipment and manage supplies inventory
  • Keep exam rooms cleaned, organized, and fully stocked
  • Obtain necessary information from individuals to maintain electronic health record
  • Follow up on phone calls for medication refills, missed appointments, etc.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience
  • Basic Life Support/CPR training preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to provide care in a culturally competent way and consistently treat all with dignity and respect

About Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) envisions a Jefferson Parish in which individuals and families affected by Mental Illness, Addictive Disorders, and/or Developmental Disabilities shall live full, healthy, independent and productive lives to the greatest extent possible for available resources.