You must list your Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner certification number and expiration date in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your online or paper application.


NUMBER 2014-030




Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission








Completing the Application is the test.





Job Title



Pay Schedule

and Range



Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner






VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.




This is advanced professional nursing work in the treatment of residents in Pennsylvania veterans’ homes and mental health facilities, in collaboration with and under the direction of a licensed physician.  You will be responsible for providing health care services including medical assessment and prescription of therapeutic measures; promotion and maintenance of health; prevention of illness and disability; care during illness; and the implementation of appropriate reporting and/or referral, standardized procedure or changes in treatment regimen to address observed abnormal characteristics.


You will develop individual health profiles; assess and perform findings of histories and physical examinations of patients; analyze and evaluate clinical laboratory data and diagnostic tests; set forth preliminary medical diagnoses; order diagnostic studies and assess the findings; develop and evaluate primary medical treatment plans and initiate adjustments in conjunction with the supervising physician; and implement therapeutic procedures outlined in comprehensive treatment plans.  You will also evaluate patient’s capabilities to perform self-care; determine referral to specialized health care providers and community resources; and counsel patients and families regarding the illness and/or disability, the medication regimen and treatment procedures.




Some travel is required for training and conferences at other facilities.  Travel expenses will be paid.


You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.


All of the positions in this job title come under the provisions of the Older Adults Protective Service Act.  If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Service Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you are not currently a Pennsylvania resident, or if you are currently a Pennsylvania resident and have not been a resident for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


After you receive a conditional offer of employment you must undergo a medical examination.


Condition of Employment

Certain positions in this job may require possession of a valid CRNP certification in a specific specialty area as required by the appointing agency.


Necessary Special Requirement

Possession of a valid certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.


Post-Employment Requirement

Certain positions in this job are required to obtain and maintain valid CRNP Prescriptive Authority Approval to prescribe and dispense drugs as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.






Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs veterans’ homes.  Homes are located in Allegheny, Blair, Chester, Erie, Lackawanna, and Philadelphia Counties. 


Positions are also located in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Mental Health facilities.  Facilities are located in Berks, Franklin, Lackawanna, Montgomery, Montour, Warren, and Westmoreland Counties.


Lists created by this test will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.


For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:


Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Human Resources Service Center, Bldg. S-0-47, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002; Telephone:  (717) 861-6993;;


Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068;;




Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Necessary Special Requirement.  If you meet this requirement, you will receive a score.  You must provide your certification number and expiration date of your certification in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in disqualification.


If you are found ineligible and subsequently obtain proof of your credentials, you may resubmit an application with the qualifying information at any time during the life of this announcement.  A new application is required.




Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.




Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:



State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569


Applications and further information can be obtained from:



State Civil Service Commission:




Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.


Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text


Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685




Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone


(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing


callers only) (215) 560-4367




Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone


(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing


callers only) (412) 565-2484




PA CareerLink offices




The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement


For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."