Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (36 Hour)

Recruitment #210908-5415XE-002

Introduction


Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference? 
If so, we encourage you to consider joining our team! 

Our Mission: 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) 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. Safety and Security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders. 

Position Highlights: 

We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, CT! 

This position is full-time, first shift, with a schedule of 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M (72 hours Bi-Weekly). This schedule will include every other weekend and every other holiday. 

In this position, you will discover the opportunity to: 
  • Engage in a rewarding career; 
  • Be a part of a dynamic team with the desire to achieve success; 
  • Make a difference in the public sector; 
  • Work together in a collaborative environment. 
What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV); 
  • Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
Learn more about the impact you can make on our Health Services Team
             

Selection Plan

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

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. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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.

Please ensure that your application is complete prior to submission. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@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.

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 - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

License or temporary permit to practice nursing in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse; 
  • Experience utilizing Electronic Health Records; 
  • Experience with bar code scanning for medication administration; 
  • Experience administering medications to patients in a given med pass. 

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.



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