Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (Multi-Facility)

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #220912-5415HN-MHA

Introduction

Are you looking to help your state in a time of need? 
Does a career in state service as a Licensed Practical Nurse excite you?! 
If so, come Make an ImpaCT by serving your state! 
Read below and apply today! 

WHO WE ARE: The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect and self-sufficiency in those we serve. 

THE ROLE: We are currently accepting applications for multiple Licensed Practical Nurse positions. We are seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals to join our direct-care team to improve the well-being for our clients/patients. These positions will be filled in all locations, full-time, part-time, first, second, and third shifts, throughout the state.  Some positions may also be hazardous duty. 

NOTE: Current DMHAS permanent employees in the classification of Licensed Practical Nurse should not apply. Permanent DMHAS employees in the classification of Licensed Practical Nurse transfers will be handled through the DMHAS Lateral Transfer Agreement.  Positions through this posting are permanent positions with temporary assignments. Permanent assignments will be completed at a later date after the agency transfer list has been cleared. 

These positions are in the following facilities and can be assigned any unit/location and work schedule/shift: 

We strive to empower our staff to actively help our state's citizens and our neighbors who need it the most!  We care deeply about fulfilling our mission to partner with the individuals we support and their families. 

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:  Work among professionals whose treatment goals developed for clients are aimed to help individuals be stabilized, rehabilitated and return to community-based living; utilize your expertise in assisting clients in developing a stress-free attitude; stay up to date with changes that affect today’s society by participating in on-going education and training activities; and apply your skills and experience to enhance client’s self-worth. 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER - Comprehensive Benefit Offerings

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Paid time off - including 12 paid holidays per calendar year; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; and 
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees! 
*Benefit offerings will vary with part-time positions. 

We welcome you to be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals and assist our clients/patients so they can achieve success. You will experience the opportunity to make a difference in the public sector as well as Make an ImpaCT as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the State of Connecticut! We encourage you to apply today!



FOR AN INSIDE LOOK: Check out the video below to see what it is like to Make an ImpaCT as a State of Connecticut employee.

Selection Plan

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: 

  • These positions may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.  Note: Whiting Forensic Hospital is excluded from this requirement.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 
  • Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening will be considered for this role as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application. 
  • Annual salary range* based on weekly hours of position: 
Part-time hourly: $28.93 - $38.67
35 hours weekly: $52,838 - $70,632 
37.5 hours weekly: $56,613 - $75,679
40 hours weekly: $60,385 - $80,725 

TO APPLY: 

  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. We are no longer accepting resumes in accordance with PA 21-69. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s), shift(s), and employment status(es) (Full-time, Part-time, etc.) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to indicate the location(s), shift(s), and employment status(es) may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location, shift, and/or employment status. 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER YOU APPLY:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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.
  • 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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
  • Facilities may choose to review applications generated from this posting to fill Licensed Practical Nurse positions within various locations, shifts, etc. throughout the state.  If so, these positions will NOT be posted separately on JobAps. When a new, similar Licensed Practical Nurse (Multi-Facility) posting is announced (with a recruitment number ending in MHA), you must re-apply for consideration.
  • Note: A facility may have a need to post a job opening for a more ‘specific’ Licensed Practical Nurse position geared towards the facility’s specific position(s). Those types of Licensed Practical Nurse job openings on JobAps will NOT use applications from this recruitment pool. You must apply to those postings in order to be considered for appointment to those specific position(s). We encourage you to apply to each Licensed Practical Nurse posting you are interested in. Please sign up for Interest Cards to be notified when Licensed Practical Nurse recruitments are posted. 
CONNECT WITH US

  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or 860-785-9855.   

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

  • Experience working with clients/patients supported by the agency. 
  • Experience supporting, calming, and deescalating clients/patients.
  • Experience participating with the development of nursing care and treatment plans.
  • Experience advocating for services that meet client needs. 
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working independently.
  • Experience utilizing Electronic Health Records.
  • Experience working in roles that require mandatory overtime.

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.