Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (36 Hour)


Recruitment #200518-5415XE-001


Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference?  

We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a durational Licensed Practical Nurse. 

This position is  first shift, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm (Every other weekend - Every other holiday, 72 Hour Bi-Weekly) Licensed Practical Nurse at Bridgeport Correctional Center in Bridgeport, CT.  

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

This position is established for six (6) months duration or the length of leave of absence of the employee replaced, whichever is longer.  Due to the nature of temporary employment, temporary employees cannot be guaranteed continued employment beyond the end date of the assignment.  When the service of such employee has been satisfactory for a period of six (6) months and a noncompetitive vacancy exists in the bargaining unit which he/she is qualified to fill, the employer shall offer the position to the employee after permanent employees have been considered.

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 it is submitted.  Applications that are untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered.  Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Patrick at


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.


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.

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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.