Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (36 Hour)

Recruitment #210119-5415XE-001


Do you have a passion for helping others? Are you a dedicated medical professional

Consider joining our team of healthcare leaders with the State of Connecticut! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting for a Licensed Practical Nurse to provide care for our inmate population at the MacDougal-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield, CT.

This is a full-time position with a first shift schedule (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, every other weekend, ever other holiday, 72 Hour Bi-Weekly).

This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV. It also offers excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits.

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.

Learn more from our DOC Healthcare team:


Selection Plan

This position is open to the public and non-competitive.

To qualify, candidates must possess a license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.

To Apply:

Complete a Master Application and apply directly to this recruitment. 

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your Resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

All communications regarding your application will be sent via email.

Please note, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Should you have any questions about the role, please contact Samantha Wasef, Leadership Associate – Talent Solutions: Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov or 860.937.6357


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.


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.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following: 

  • 3+ years of experience as an LPN 
  • Experience bar code scanning for administration of medication 
  • Experience administering medication to 50+ patients in a given Med Pass 
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records 


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.

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