Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (35 Hour)

South Region

Recruitment #180803-5415HN-002

Introduction

This position will be located in DDS' South Region's Public Division.  This a 35-hour per week position with a schedule of  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday -11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  RDO's - Tuesday and Wednesday.

Selection Plan

Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut.

Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License. 

Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.

If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact DDS.SR.Recruiting@ct.gov or 203-294-5037.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state hospital, this class is accountable for rendering bedside care or mental health services to the physically or mentally ill in instances where the services of a registered nurse are not required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists doctors and nurses in the general care and treatment of patients; measures doses and administers medications including insulin injections; documents medications using appropriate forms; performs narcotic counts; checks and may administer intravenous medications; reports changes in patients to doctors; ensures that restraints are applied correctly; transcribes doctors medication orders; dispenses certain medications in doctor’s absence; applies topical medication; takes and charts temperatures, pulses and respirations; performs simple nursing treatments; monitors general patient needs including personal hygiene; reports on patient conditions and behavior; keeps the unit safe and healthy; administers enemas or suppositories; performs Foley catheterization care; orients patients concerning medications and their use; may perform emergency first aid; performs related duties as required.

In the Department of Developmental Services: performs the full range of duties as described in the class specification for the Lead Developmental Services Worker.

In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: performs the full range of duties as described in class specifications for the Mental Health Assistant 1 or Mental Health Assistant 2.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of practical nursing specialties and bedside care; knowledge of various medications used in conjunction with the physically and mentally handicapped; knowledge of infection control practices; some knowledge of nutrition and diets; basic knowledge of medical and lab sciences; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to keep records; some ability to lead staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

License or temporary permit to practice nursing in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities;

Good writing and communications skills;

Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel)

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift/restrain clients/patients; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients/patients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860.418.6022 or renee.labarge@ct.gov.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.