|Date Opened||9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$50,291* - $67,228/year (*New State employees start at minimum)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||9/17/2021 11:59:00 PM|
Are you a self-starter? Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal human services environment in the public sector? If so, we want you to join us!
You will discover the opportunity to:
We participate in a generous and competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off!
We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and specify their qualifications on their application. Please ensure that your application is complete as you will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application into the JobAps system.
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.
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The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid 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.
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.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, at Julie.Barker@ct.gov.
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.
This position provides nursing care for individuals staying at the Storrs Respite Center. The LPN in this position administers medications and treatments which may include insulin and glucagon injections; documents medications and treatments administered. Monitors consumers’ health status and needs and reports changes to the registered nurse and to prescribers. Maintains health and safety standards for residences/programs, including infection control practices. Provides foley catheterization care, respiratory treatments, G and J-tube feedings and care, and colostomy care. Provides incidental teaching to individuals served, staff, and families concerning medications and their use. Monitors for desired and side effects of medications and treatments. Maintains medication security, performs narcotic counts; transcribes and implements prescribers' orders; ensures supplies and medications are ordered and maintained. Perform emergency first aid as needed; may provide dressing changes and other treatments. Documents all care in individuals’ medical records and completes required facility documentation; performs related residential duties as required. In addition, the LPN in this position may assume lead worker duties as assigned. This position is essential to providing services needed to ensure health and safety.
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 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 who possess:
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.
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.