Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (Per Diem)

Recruitment #200221-0276DH-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 Licensed Practical Nurse (Per Diem) on second and third shift at Cheshire Correctional Institution. DOC is seeking highly motivated individuals to deliver care for to our inmate population and assist them in their rehabilitation. 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.  

Please view the video to learn more about DOC Health Services.

Selection Plan

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualifications.  Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit it.  Untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application cannot be considered.

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; renders 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 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 restraints are applied correctly; transcribes doctors' medication orders; dispenses certain medications in doctors' 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 condition and behavior; keeps 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 perform the full range of duties as described in class specifications for Mental Health Assistant 1 or 2; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of practical nursing specialties and bedside care; knowledge of various medications used in conjunction with individuals with 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 professional nursing in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift/restrain individuals; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and 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.

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