Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse

North Region

Recruitment #200730-5415HN-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region's Public Division - has one (1) Part-Time job opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse based out of 521 Maple Hill Avenue.  This is a part-time (17.5) hour per week position - 2nd shift. The work schedule is: Sunday - Thursday 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency, individuals, and their families. 

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

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

• Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License. 
• Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
• Incumbents will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on driver’s license 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 Cindy Lukaszewicz at Cindy.Lukaszewicz@ct.gov.

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO DIrector at 860-418-6022 or Renee.LaBarge@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

This position provides nursing care for individuals residing in the 521 Maple Hill Ave. Group Home. The LPN in this position administers medications and treatments which may include insulin and glucagon injections; documents medications and treatments administered.  Monitors consumers’ health status and needs and reports changes to the registered nurse and to prescribers.  Maintains health and safety standards for residences/programs, including infection control practices.  Provides foley catheterization care, respiratory treatments, G and J-tube feedings and care, and colostomy care.  Provides incidental teaching to individuals served, staff, and families concerning medications and their use;  Monitors for desired and side effects of medications and treatments.  Maintains medication security, performs narcotic counts; transcribes and implements prescribers' orders; ensures supplies and medications are ordered and maintained.  Perform emergency first aid as needed; may provide dressing changes and other treatments.  Documents all care in individuals’ medical records and completes required facility documentation; performs related residential duties as required. In addition, the LPN in this positon may assume lead worker duties as assigned. This position is essential to providing services needed to ensure health and safety.

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 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those individuals who possess:

  • Experience with basic nursing skills to include but not limited to: providing medication and nutrition via G-tube or J-tube, glucose monitoring, insulin administration, respiratory treatments, colostomy care, urostomy care, wound care, and catheterization;
  • Experience providing nursing care to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task, meet deadlines and work in a fast paced setting;
  • Computer proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel. Microsoft Office Suite.  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

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. 


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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.