Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Registered Professional Nurse (Per Diem)

Multiple Locations

Recruitment #201027-0274HD-001


Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference?  If so, we invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Registered Nurse (Per Diem).  The incumbent in this position will be working on all three shifts (First, Second and Third) and scheduling can be flexible based on agency need.

State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking highly motivated individuals to deliver care for 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! 

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.

Northern Region:

  • Osborn Correction Institution, Somers, CT
  • Carl Robinson Correctional Institute, Enfield, CT
  • Macdougal Walker Correctional Institution, Suffiled, CT
  • Willard Cybulski Correctional Institution, Enfield, CT

Western Region:

  • Garner Correctional Institute, Newtown, CT

Southern Region:

  • Bridgeport Correctional Center, Bridgeport, CT
  • New Haven Correctional Center, New Haven, CT

Central Region:

  • Hartford Correctional Center, Hartford, CT
  • Cheshire Correctional Institute, Cheshire, CT

Eastern Region:

  • York Correctional Institute, East Lyme, CT
  • Corrigan Radgowski Correctional Center, Montville, CT

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

Selection Plan

  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license or temporary permit as a RN in Connecticut.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.

Please note that you need to apply for this recruitment via State's Online Employment Center and once you submit your application, you will not be able to make changes.  This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

You may be required to produce additional documentation such as performance review, supervisory references at the discretion of the agency as it pertains to this recruitment.  Additional Referral Questions may be asked after the postings closes to determine which region applicants are interested in.  Please be sure to monitor your email and applicant portal for further communications. 

Appointment: No permanent State Employee may work in a per Diem position.


In a state hospital or facility, works on a daily or hourly basis as a regular registered nurse, providing direct professional nursing care to a variety of individuals.


Acts as a nurse working on a per diem/hourly basis; makes rounds and gives direct care; takes and records vital signs; carries out physicians orders regarding diet, medication, and treatment; changes dressings; checks and distributes narcotics; maintains availability of drugs and supplies; observes adequacy of housekeeping and maintenance services; performs first aid and alerts physicians to emergency conditions; records observations of physical and physiological status and actions taken; confers with nurses and physicians on other shifts regarding condition of individuals; protects human and civil rights of individuals and staff; educates individuals and their families towards an awareness and understanding of health and illness; assesses individuals medical-psychosocial needs; may participate in outpatient clinics and assist in physical examinations and histories; may administer EKG and eye examinations; may participate in bathing and feeding of individuals and residents; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.


Graduation from an accredited nursing program.


  • 3+ years as a registered nurse
  • 1+ year of emergency room experience
  • 1+ year of med/surgical experience
  • correctional experience is preferred


  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.


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