Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (36 Hour)

Recruitment #210902-5415XE-001


Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference?

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

This is a full-time position with a second shift schedule (4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, every other weekend, ever other holiday, 72 Hour Bi-Weekly). More details can be found in the class specification

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.

What We Can Offer You:

The State of Connecticut provides a competitive benefits package including:
  • Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits;
  • A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV);
  • Generous time off (personal, sick and vacation);
  • Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits;
  • A challenging yet rewarding experience! 

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 (LPN) in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a). 

To Apply:

  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

Should you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Samantha Wasef, HR 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.


  • Experience as an LPN
  • Experience with Correctional Healthcare
  • Large facility 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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.

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