Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (35 Hour)

Recruitment #210903-5415HN-001

Introduction


Are you interested in a career that you can be passionate about, receive personal fulfillment, all while making a difference? 

If this sounds like you, we invite you to check out this exciting opportunity below!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is a state agency that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. We are seeking individuals who are looking to advance their careers and make a difference! 

DDS - South Region, currently has one (1) full-time job opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) based out of the Community Living Arrangement (CLA) Group Home, located on Shore Rd in Waterford, CT. This location is nestled next to the beautiful shoreline views of Seaside State Park. 

Shift information:
  • Third shift, Thirty-five hours (35) per week
  • Work schedule; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 11:00 pm - 7:45 am
  • Regular days off; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job. 
As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more!

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state.

Check out this video below to see what it's like to be a state employee:
            

Selection Plan

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

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

Additional recruitments:
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a Motor Vehicle License
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to travel
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on their 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. 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. Failure to reply by the deadline indicated on the notification may result in you being disqualified from consideration. 

At any point later in the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisor references, college transcripts, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status updates during the recruitment process.  Please note that not all applicants will be contacted for interview and are encouraged to apply for future postings.

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

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at Ethan.Ives@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

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.

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: performs the full range of duties as described in the class specification for the Lead Developmental Services Worker.

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES: performs the full range of duties as described in class specifications for the Mental Health Assistant 1 or Mental Health Assistant 2.

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 candidates who possess the following: 
  • Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
  • Experience communicating with non-verbal individuals
  • Experience supporting individuals that may exhibit mild to severe challenging behaviors
  • Experience communicating internally and externally with a diverse population both over the telephone and in written inquiries
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word,  Outlook, and Teams

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.







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