Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Nurse's Aide (40 Hour)

Recruitment #201116-5910FK-003


The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is looking for a First Shift, Nurse’s Aide to join our team in a 40 Hour, Full Time role. The role is scheduled for 6:45am to 3:15pm, and are expected to work every other weekend.

For over 140 years, Connecticut has been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a Department, we believe in "serving those who have served". This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services. 

You will be serving those who have served at the Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center, a Skilled Nursing Facility licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and certified by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Healthcare Center is also certified as a State Veterans Homes by the Federal Veterans Administration and regularly inspected by the VA.

At our 483 bed health care facility, we provide both short and long-term care for patients requiring daily medical management.

This can include:
Cardiac Disease
End Stage Renal Disease

When you walk through the doors of the Healthcare Center (HCC), one immediately feels a sense of community, comfort, and camaraderie. The HCC stands apart from other 24-hour care centers with full time Physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses on staff. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients; built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect. We pride ourselves on fostering these qualities as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them.

As State of Connecticut employees we participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.  

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

For more information, we encourage you to contact the recruiter for this position, Joseph K. Fried at, (860) 924-7053.


In a state hospital this class is accountable for rendering bedside care to the physically or chronically ill in cases where the services of a registered or licensed practical nurse are not required.


Assists doctors and nurses in general care and well being of patients; positions, transfers, moves and lifts patients; may feed, bathe and massage clients as well as respond to their general needs; takes and records temperatures, pulses and respirations; observes patients and reports unusual symptoms and/or behavior; ensures that restraints are correctly applied; tests urine samples for sugar; collects specimens; keeps beds, bedpans and related equipment clean; maintains unit environment for safety of patient; transports patients, specimens and other related patient items; may apply or remove braces; may process billing and/or insurance information; may act as triage and/or receptionist for incoming patients and telephone calls; may schedule patient appointments; prepares reports and correspondence including necessary forms and/or requisitions, dietary orders, death paperwork and assembly of charts; may order supplies; performs related duties as required.


Considerable interpersonal skills; ability to work with basic principles of nursing including infection control practices; ability to deal with physically and chronically ill; ability to learn safety and fire procedures.


Certification as a Nurse's Aide.


One (1) year of experience in patient care in a hospital or nursing home.
Note: The above substitution will not apply to certain positions at the University of Connecticut Health Center - certification as a Nurse’s Aide will be required for those positions.


Our ideal candidate will have previous experience in a skilled nursing facility.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift patients and perform other physically tiring work, have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and strongly disagreeable conditions and to risk of injury from assaultive patients.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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