Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse - Camp Quinebaug

Recruitment #190412-5415HN-001

Introduction



Camp Quinebaug provides a unique summer day camp experience for approximately 100 school aged children with developmental disabilities in northeastern Connecticut. Children with intellectual disabilities and autism are the primary population served at this camp.  The camp is located on Wauregan Reservoir in Killingly on 11 acres and its waterfront is the only beach on this beautiful waterway. Arts, Crafts, sports and nature activities, music, swimming, boating and fishing are some of the highlights of the busy camp schedule.

This is a CT Licensed Youth Camp that is operated by the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

DDS has two (2) seasonal full-time LPN position who work under the general direction of the Registered Nurse, Camp Administrator or Camp Manager at Camp Quinebaug. This position (along with a full-time LPN) functions as the camp nurse as mandated for CT Youth Camps licensed by the Office of Early Childhood.  Acting as part of the nursing and camp team, these positions are responsible for meeting the nursing needs of the camp, which includes campers and staff working on camp grounds.

This position assists with providing comprehensive care and treatment of individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism and physical disabilities to ensure basic health and safety needs are met. May provide health or injury related triage to staff working at the camp, which includes staff from 16 school districts.

Hours of Work:  This is a full-time seasonal position from June 7, 2019 to August 10, 2019; Monday through Friday 35 hours per week, specific schedule to be determined but must be flexible to meet the needs of the camp, including training. The first 2 weeks may be on part-time status and may involve availability up until 8:30pm.  The last day of work includes a Saturday to close camp.

Pay rate is $25.70 per hour.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. 

Please Note:  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Selection Plan

• Must be at least 21 years old as of June 7, 2019
• Incumbents in this class must have a license or temporary permit to practice nursing in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.
• Must complete all required DDS training: Valid CPR Certification, Abuse & Neglect  for children and adults, Physical Management Techniques (PMT), Infection Control, Water Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Applicants must be able to work for the full season.
• Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and campers.

If selected for further consideration, applicants may be required to provide 2 letters of reference.


Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Naisha Roman at Naisha.Roman@ct.gov or 203-294-5030.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state hospital, this class is accountable for rendering bedside care or mental health services to an individual with a physical and/or mental disability in instances where the services of a registered nurse are not required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Measures doses and administers medications; may administer insulin injections; documents medications using appropriate forms; performs narcotic counts; administers first aid to campers and staff; ensures that restraints are applied correctly; transcribes doctors medication orders; dispenses certain medications in doctor’s absence; applies topical medication; may take and chart temperatures, pulses and respirations; performs simple nursing treatments; may participate in caring for and instruction of campers in their activities of daily living; may provide orientation or training to staff; monitors general camper needs including personal hygiene; reports on camper conditions and behavior; may administer suppositories;  may perform catheterization care; orients campers concerning medications and their use; may assist in feeding, clothing and treatment of campers; may administer CPR in emergency situations; may communicate with families of campers; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of practical nursing specialties and bedside care; knowledge of various medications used in conjunction for the care of individuals who have physical and/or mental disabilities; 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

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Previous experience working in a camp setting.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.


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.