Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (Full Time & Part Time - Multiple Units)

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #220914-5415FK-DCF

Introduction

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

  • 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. 

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! 

Selection Plan

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: 

  • These positions may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.  
  • 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: $28.92 - $38.66  

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 DCF), 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 Nurse recruitments are posted. 

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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 

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 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, 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.

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

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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.