Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Registered Professional Nurse (Per Diem)

Recruitment #191003-0274HD-001


Our Mission: The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference?

We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Registered Nurse (Per Diem).


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) seeking highly motivated individuals to deliver care for to our inmate population and assist them in their rehabilitation at MacDougall Walker Correctional Institute.

You will work with a hardworking multidisciplinary team to deliver the highest level of care across a diverse population in our rare environment. You will have opportunities to care for a wide range of people and health concerns and gain invaluable experience while working in a dynamic highly varied work environment. 

Selection Plan

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

Appointment: No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.

Compensation will be based in accordance with the following schedule:

  • P-1 Base Pay Hourly Rate - Step Three of Head Nurse 
  • NP-6 Base Pay Hourly Rate  - Step Three of Licensed Practical Nurse 
  • Arbitrator's Award - $1.00 
  • Fringe Benefit Rate - 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate (Refer to the hourly wage rate for the HD pay plan in CORE-CT) 
  • Shift Differential - In accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g. 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate) 
  • Weekend Differential - In accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g. 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate) 
  • Premium Holiday - 50% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Patrick Pathammavong at or 860-692-6805.


In a state hospital or facility, works on a daily or hourly basis as a regular registered nurse, providing direct professional nursing care to a variety of patients/clients.


Acts as a nurse working on a per diem/hourly basis; makes rounds and gives direct care; takes and records vital signs; carries out physicians orders regarding diet, medication, and treatment; changes dressings; checks and distributes narcotics; maintains availability of drugs and supplies; observes adequacy of housekeeping and maintenance services; performs first aid and alerts physicians to emergency conditions; records observations of physical and physiological status and actions taken; confers with nurses and physicians on other shifts regarding condition of clients; protects human and civil rights of clients and staff; educates clients and their families towards an awareness and understanding of health and illness; assesses clients medical-psychosocial needs; may participate in outpatient clinics and assist in physical examinations and histories; may administer EKG and eye examinations; may participate in bathing and feeding of clients and residents; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.


Graduation from an accredited nursing program.


  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.


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



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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