Licensed Practical Nurse (Multi-Facility)


Recruitment #230120-5415HN-MHA


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

THE ROLE: The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is currently accepting applications for multiple LPN positions. We are seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals to join our direct-care team to improve the well-being for our clients/patients. 

  • LOCATION: All facilities throughout the state
  • SCHEDULE: Full-time, first, second and third shifts
  • NOTE: Some positions may also be hazardous duty
These positions are in the following facilities and can be assigned any unit/location and work schedule/shift:

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU - Comprehensive Benefits which include: 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Retirement healthcare offerings; 
  • Accrued vacation, personal and sick leave; 
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; and
  • Outstanding work-life balance!
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

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.

  • Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals;
  • Assist our clients/patients so they can achieve success;
  • Experience the opportunity to make a difference in the public sector;
  • Make an impaCT as an LPN for the State of Connecticut; and 
  • Join us and 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

  • 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. 
  • 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) and shift(s) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to indicate the location(s) and shift(s) may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location and shift. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 or 860-785-9855.   


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 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 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 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.


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.