Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (35 Hour)

West Region

Recruitment #190808-5415HN-002


The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region - has two (2) full-time job opportunities for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the Northwest Center in Torrington. See schedules below. However, both positions must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

PCN 023173 - 1st shift position (70 hours biweekly)
Week 1: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM and Tuesday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                  (Regular Days Off: Wednesday & Thursday)
Week 2: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM

                  (Regular Days Off
: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

PCN 097426- 1st shift position (70 hours biweekly)

Week 1: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
                  (Regular Days Off: Thursday & Friday)
Week 2: Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM and Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                   (Regular Days Off: Friday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Applicants interested in any/all of the above referenced positions must apply to this posting and will be able to indicate preference further into the recruitment process.  Applicants must also 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

If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, State employees may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings and Non-State employees may be required to provide two (2) recent letters of professional references.

• Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
• Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
• Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on their driver’s licence by the completion of the working test period

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Rose Jensen at or 203-294-5032.


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


Assists doctors and nurses in the general care and treatment of individuals; 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 individuals 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 individual needs including personal hygiene; reports on individual conditions and behavior; keeps the unit safe and healthy; administers enemas or suppositories; performs Foley catheterization care; orients individuals concerning medications and their use; may perform emergency first aid; may drive individuals to necessary appointments/outings; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: performs the full range of duties as described in the class specification for the Lead Developmental Services Worker.

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


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


• Experience working with individuals with intellectual and or/Developmental Disabilities
• Good writing and communication skills
• Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel)


DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license, Public Passenger Endorsement or Commercial Driver's license for designated positions.


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

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