East Windsor, CT
|Date Opened||9/14/2022 4:05:00 PM|
|Salary||Please see Selection Plan as hours vary.|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||10/14/2022 11:59:00 PM|
Would you like to help achieve our mission to partner with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive? If so, we invite you to discover this outstanding opportunity to join our dedicated team!
WHO WE ARE: The State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families' (DCF) mission is partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive. We are proud of our diverse and dedicated workforce who strive every day to meet the needs of those we encounter. Currently we are seeking individuals who are looking to advance their career and make a difference.
Albert J. Solnit Children's Center- South Campus - Located in Middletown, it is widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. This state-administered Psychiatric facility provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents under the age of eighteen, with severe mental illness and related behavioral and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. The South Campus consists of four co-ed hospital units and three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages (PRTF).
Albert J. Solnit Children's Center- North Campus Located in East Windsor, CT, serves as a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, providing treatment to adolescent males between the ages of 13 and 17 with complex psychiatric needs. The program is designed to be the bridge from hospital to home and community or as a diversionary placement to avoid the need for a hospital stay. The facility provides an educational program, work experience opportunities and rehabilitation including therapeutic recreation and occupational and music therapies. The Solnit Children's Center utilizes a strength based, family centered relational approach based on youth -adult partnership. The program model has been designed to focus treatment strategies which are trauma informed and gender responsive.
THE ROLE: DCF is currently recruiting for full and part-time anticipated vacancies for Licensed Practical Nurse positions at the Albert J. Solnit South Children's Center in Middletown, CT & Albert J. Solnit Children's Center North in East Windsor, CT. 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 Middletown & East Windsor, full-time, part-time, first, second, and third shifts.
NOTE: Current DCF permanent employees should not apply. Permanent DCF employee transfers will be handled through the DCF 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 located at Albert J. Solnit Children's Center- South Campus -in Middletown & Albert J. Solnit Children's Center North in East Windsor, CT and can be assigned any unit and work schedule/shift.
If current DCF employees wish to be considered for a lateral transfer in compliance with contractual obligations, please apply through the Statewide Job Openings.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL: Provide input regarding patient care needs; recommend modifications in the overall plan of care; assist in data collection for a comprehensive Initial Nursing Assessment for patients; provide direct patient care that includes education, counseling, medication administration and documentation of the treatment and progress made by the patient.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER - Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:
FOR SECOND AND THIRD SHIFT POSITIONS - YOU MAY BE APPROVED FOR AN ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION BONUS: Each Licensed Practical Nurse who is permanently assigned to second and third shift shall receive a yearly “retention” bonus of six hundred ($600). This bonus shall be paid in two (2) installments: In July and December. In order to be eligible for this bonus, the Employee must have completed one year of service in the classification.
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!
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Part-time hourly: $28.92 - $38.66
40 hours weekly: $60,385 - $80,725
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER YOU APPLY:
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 Ethan Ives at Ethan.Ives@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.
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 individual 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 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.
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.
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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.