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 mission of the The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is to partner with the individuals we support and their families, to support lifelong planning and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities. All citizens supported by the Department of Developmental Services are valued contributors to their communities as family members, friends, neighbors, students, employees, volunteers, members of civic and religious associations, voters and advocates.
THE ROLE: We have multiple part-time, and full-time job opportunities for a Licensed Practical Nurse throughout all regions, multiple locations, within Department of Developmental Services. These positions may be first, second or third shift positions.
These positions are for all of the following DDS Regions and can be assigned any unit/location and work schedule/shift:
- North Region: East Hartford, Ellington, Mansfield, Newington, Putnam, Windham, Windsor
- South Region: Cromwell, Franklin, Hamden, Meriden, Middletown, Waterford
Please Note: Current DDS employees need not apply as all the opportunities to be filled through this posting were offered through full time and part time internal job fairs.
- West Region: Norwalk, Torrington, Southbury
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
- Assist doctors and nurses in the general care and treatment of individuals;
- Measure doses and administer medications including insulin injections;
- Document medications using appropriate forms;
- Perform narcotic counts;
- Other related duties.
- 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.
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.
We welcome you to be a part of a comprehensive team of professionals and assist the individuals we care for so they can live, learn, work and enjoy community life in places where they can use their personal strengths, talents and passions.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
- Annual salary range* based on weekly hours of position:
Part-time hourly: $28.92 - $38.66/hour
35 hours weekly: $52,838.15 - $70,632.08/year
40 hours weekly: $60,385.22-$80,725.21/year
- These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
- These positions may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
- The certification list generated with this recruitment/posting will be utilized for filling current full time and part time Licensed Practical Nurse vacancies.
- Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.
- 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 licence 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 Jennifer Borenski, EEO Specialist 2 at (860) 418-6143 or Jennifer.Borenski@ct.gov.
- 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 (All Regions) posting is announced, 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. 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:
- If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Elizabeth Weston at Elizabeth.Weston@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
- Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
- Follow the State of Connecticut on LinkedIn.
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.
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.
License or temporary permit to practice nursing in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.
- Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities;
- Experience communicating with non-verbal individuals;
- Experience supporting individuals that may exhibit mild to severe challenging behaviors;
- Experience communicating internally and externally with a diverse population both over the telephone and in written inquiries;
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams.
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.
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.