You MUST submit the Application for Employment/Promotion and the RN-PRN Facility Preference Checklist attached to this announcement. You must list your Registered Nurse license number and expiration date in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2009-182

REVISED SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

 

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

REGISTERED PRN NURSE

 

Completing the Application is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Starting

Salary

 

1.

Registered PRN Nurse

30480

Contact the agencies listed below or view the State Civil Service Commission nursing website at www.nursing.state.pa.us for specific information on starting state job salaries.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

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.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Registered PRN Nurses work on an as-needed basis as either pro-re-nata “PRN” charge or staff nurses.  PRN charge nurses primarily work night or evening shifts coordinating services and maintaining patient records.  PRN staff nurses provide direct delivery of physical, psychosocial, rehabilitative, or psychiatric and mental health care.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The number of Registered PRN Nurse (RN-PRN) hires varies depending on need.  For the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the Human Resource Office at the telephone numbers listed below. 

 

PA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS  (www.cor.state.pa.us)

Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050;

Telephone:  (717) 728-5357; E-mailra-docjobs@pa.gov

PA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS  (www.dmva.state.pa.us)

Human Resources Service Center, Bldg. S-0-47, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002; Telephone:  (717) 861-6993; E-mail:  ra-dmva-jobs@pa.gov

 

PA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE  (www.dpw.state.pa.us)

Bureau of Human Resources, Room 106, Health and Welfare Building, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068; E-mailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

To directly contact the facilities where you are interested in working, see the “State Government Offices” section of your local telephone directory for addresses and telephone numbers of the locations.

 

The following is a list of agencies, types of facilities and counties where Registered PRN Nurses are employed.  Use this information to indicate the counties where you will accept employment and the agency and type of facility on the RN-PRN Facility Preference checklist.  The counties of availability listed on your application and agencies/facilities you select must agree in order for you to be notified of job openings. 

 

State RN-PRN Facility Preference List

 

Facility Type

 

Hiring Agency

 

 

Description

 

Comments / Contact  Info

State Correctional Institutions

Counties:  Allegheny,  Centre, Clearfield, Crawford, Cumberland, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Montgomery, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Somerset, Wayne

Department of Corrections

Care to males or females confined in the adult correctional system

For information, contact Human Resources,

Telephone:  (717) 728-5357

State Veterans' Homes/Centers

Counties:  Allegheny, Blair, Chester, Erie, Lackawanna, Philadelphia

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Levels of care to veterans and their eligible spouses include domiciliary, personal, dementia, and nursing

For information, contact Human Resources,

Telephone:  (717) 861-6993

 

Restoration Center

County:  Franklin

Department of Public Welfare

Care to patients in a long-term care setting

Few positions.  For information, contact Human Resources, Telephone:  (717) 787-5068

State Centers

Counties:  Berks, Cambria, Luzerne, Snyder, Venango

Department of Public Welfare

Care for resident individuals with intellectual disabilities

For information, contact Human Resources,

Telephone:  (717) 787-5068

 

State Mental Health Hospitals

Counties:  Berks, Lackawanna, Montgomery, Montour, Warren, Westmoreland

Department of Public Welfare

Care for individuals requiring psychiatric inpatient services

For information, contact Human Resources,

Telephone:  (717) 787-5068

 

Youth Development Centers

Counties:  Carbon, Franklin, Huntingdon, Montour, Perry

Department of Public Welfare

Care to adjudicated delinquent youth

For information, contact Human Resources,

Telephone:  (717) 787-5068

 

 

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

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.

 

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

 

Some of the positions in these job titles come under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.  If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Child Protective Services Law, you will have to provide reports on your background, at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, you must also obtain a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Some of the positions in these job titles come under the provisions of the Older Adults Protective Services 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.

 

For positions in the PA Department of Correction you must also pass a background investigation.  After being hired, you must attend and complete a 3-week basic training program at the Department of Corrections’ Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown, PA, which is located in Lancaster County.

 

For PA Department of Public Welfare positions – After you receive a conditional offer of employment for positions located only in Ebensburg Center, Hamburg Center, Polk Center, Selinsgrove Center and White Haven Center you must pass drug screening tests.  This does not apply to positions in any other DPW facility.

 

Necessary Special Requirement - For All Job Titles

 

Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

 

Clarification For The Necessary Special Requirement - For All Job Titles

If you possess a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by another jurisdiction, or if you have completed an approved professional nursing education program, you may apply for this job title.  At the time of appointment to a position, you must show proof of possession of a current, valid PA temporary practice permit or PA Registered Nurse license.

 

If you are within 7 months of graduating from a school of nursing approved by the State Board of Nursing, you will be eligible to apply for Registered PRN Nurse.  At the time of appointment to a position, you must show proof of possession of a current, valid PA temporary practice permit or PA Registered Nurse license.

 

Questions on licensure or temporary practice permits may be addressed to the Pennsylvania Department of State, Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2649; Telephone:  (717) 783-7142; or Internetwww.dos.state.pa.us – Select the following links – Licensing – Health- Related Boards – Nursing.

 

Condition of Employment - For All Job Titles

 

If you possess a non-renewable temporary practice permit, you must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one year period from your date of hire as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

 

Clarification of the Condition of Employment - For All Job Titles

Temporary practice permits of Registered Nurses endorsing into Pennsylvania from another state are valid for up to 1 year from the issue date, or to the date of notification of the results of the licensing examination, whichever is first.  Temporary practice permits of graduates of State Board of Nursing-approved schools of nursing are valid for up to 1 year from graduation or to the date of notification of the results of the licensing examination, whichever is first.  If you hold a “graduate temporary practice permit,” you must be supervised as required by the Registered Nurse Law.  If you do not take the licensing examination within the 1 year period as defined by the Board, or fail the licensing examination, the temporary practice permit shall expire.  If you do not possess a current, valid, Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license or temporary practice permit, you will be subject to removal from your position.

 

You must report your active licensure number and expiration date on your “Application for Employment/Promotion (SCSC-1).”

 

Clarification of Requirements

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission’s offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

TESTING

 

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 license number and expiration date of your Registered Nurse license in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.  You must provide complete and accurate information.  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.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

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

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

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

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

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."