Licensed Practical Nurse I-III

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Recruitment #082620-MDGA01-350600

Introduction

Make a Difference!

Now offering Recruitment and Referral Incentives at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)!

Start your career at DHSS as an ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE, NURSE CONSULTANT, NURSING SUPERVISOR, COMPLIANCE NURSE, REGISTERED NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, or CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT and qualify for recruitment incentives starting at $1,500. Referral bonuses of $1,000 are available to referring DHSS employees.

You must be a new employee to the State of DE to be eligible for this program.

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) seeks to increase the number of applicants for clinical nursing positions by offering a recruitment incentive to eligible Advanced Practice Nurse, Nurse Consultant, Nursing Supervisor, Compliance Nurse, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Certified Nursing Assistant candidates in accordance with the DHSS Recruitment and Referral Incentive Program.

The program provides incentives as follows:

  • Recruitment incentives are based on the position classification as follows: $6,000 for Advanced Practice Nurses, $5,000 for Nurse Consultants, $5,000 for Nursing Supervisors, $4,500 for Compliance Nurses, $3,500 for Registered Nurses, $2,000 for Licensed Practical Nurses, and $1,500 for Certified Nursing Assistants.  Recruitment incentives will be paid in quarterly installments over the first year of hire and will begin after the first quarter of employment. New employees accepting this recruitment bonus must commit to two consecutive years of employment with DHSS.  You must be a new employee to the state to be eligible for this incentive.
  • Referral bonuses of $1,000 are available to current DHSS employees who refer new hires to the state in the following classifications: Advanced Practice Nurse, Nurse Consultant, Nursing Supervisor, Compliance Nurse, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Certified Nursing Assistant. Referral bonuses of $1,000 will be paid in quarterly installments over the first year of hire of the referred applicant. 

NOTE: This program is administered by the Department of Health and Social Services.  The program will run through June 30, 2020.  This program may be terminated by the State at any time.

Summary Statement

The incumbents in these positions provide direct patient care to clients in a psychiatric setting. The duties include: providing daily basic needs of patients, administering medication and treatments, maintaining close communication with supervisors and Registered Nurses, performing wound cleaning and dressing changes, checking patients’ hydration and food intake, and assisting patients with hygiene and activities of daily living (ADLs). 

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Administers treatments as directed.
     
  • Takes and records vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration).
     
  • Pours, administers, charts and records medications.
     
  • Gives prescribed intramuscular and subcutaneous injections and inoculations.
     
  • Observes patient behavior and condition and reports changes to appropriate staff. 
     
  • Records information on patients' charts.

Job Requirement Series

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Licensed Practical Nurse I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Practical Nurse license, Delaware temporary license or multi-state compact license.

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Licensed Practical Nurse II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Practical Nursing license or multi-state compact license.
  2. At least six months experience as a Practical Nurse.

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Licensed Practical Nurse III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Possession of a Delaware Practical Nursing license or multi-state compact license.
  2. At least eighteen months experience as a Practical Nurse. 

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before (2/24/2021) upon filling the vacant position.

Incumbents working four or more hours of work between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day will receive 5% shift differential pay.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.