You must submit Application Supplement No. 2007-021-1 with your online or paper application.  You must list your Registered Nurse license or permit number and expiration date in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2007-021

ISSUED  OCTOBER 12, 2007

REVISED MAY 15, 2013

 

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

NURSE MANAGERS AND NURSING DIRECTOR

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

 

Nurse Manager 1

30440

MA10

2.

 

Nurse Manager 2

30450

MA11

3.

 

Nursing Director

30460

MA12

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

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

 

You will direct nursing services at a Commonwealth hospital, center, or veterans home.  You will plan, direct, evaluate and coordinate facility-wide nursing services to ensure compliance with certification/accreditation agency standards to maintain high-quality patient care.

 

Nurse Manager 1 – You will coordinate patient care and treatment for individuals who have physical and/or intellectual disabilities, or long-term nursing needs.  You will plan, organize and direct the work of non-professional, professional and supervisory nursing staff.  The work includes coordinating nursing services with other disciplines, and developing and evaluating nursing policies and procedures.

 

Nurse Manager 2 – You will administer nursing department operations and participate in the overall administration of the nursing program at the facility; coordinate nursing services with other disciplines; develop nursing department policies; ensure policies, standards and procedures are implemented and implement corrective actions as necessary.  You will also supervise Nurse Managers, Registered Nurse Supervisors and nursing direct care staff.  Some Nurse Managers 2 may supervise other departments such as pharmacy operations, physical therapy, etc.

 

Nursing Director – You will be responsible for quality assurance/improvement and in-service education.  You will collaborate with the facility’s superintendent or assistant superintendents to coordinate nursing services with other facility disciplines and develop nursing department policies.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Conditions of Employment for All Job Titles

Employees possessing a non-renewable temporary practice permit must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one year period defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

 

You must show proof of a valid temporary practice permit or licensure as a Registered Nurse at the time of appointment.  Employees who possess a temporary practice permit must pass the licensure examination within the one year period as defined by the State Board of Nursing.  If they fail the licensure examination their temporary practice permit shall expire and they must be removed from their positions.

 

Necessary Special Requirements 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.

 

Minimum Requirements

Nurse Manager 1 - Two years as a Registered Nurse Supervisor or 3 years as a Registered Nurse Instructor in a facility providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury or illness and/or developmental disability; OR 6 years of professional nursing experience, which includes 1 year in a supervisory, or consultative capacity providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury or illness and/or developmental disability; and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, nursing education or administration; a master’s degree in nursing, nursing education or administration may be substituted for up to 1 year of the required general professional nursing work experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 1 year in a supervisory or consultative capacity providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury or illness and/or developmental disability.

 

Nurse Manager 2 – Two years as a Nurse Manager 1 in a facility providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury, illness and/or developmental disability; OR 8 years of professional nursing experience, including 3 years in a managerial capacity providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury, illness and/or developmental disability; and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, nursing education or administration; a master’s degree in nursing, nursing education or administration may be substituted for up to 1 year of the required general professional nursing work experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 3 years in a managerial capacity providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury, illness and/or developmental disability.

 

Nursing Director – One year as a Nurse Manager 2 providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury, illness and/or developmental disability; OR 9 years of professional nursing experience, including 3 years in a managerial capacity providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury, illness and/or developmental disability; and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, nursing education, or administration; a master’s degree in nursing, nursing education or administration may be substituted for up to 1 year of required general  professional nursing experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that includes 3 years in a managerial capacity providing individual/patient care and services consistent with those needed for the type of health care setting for individuals/patients with a mental or physical injury, illness and/or developmental disability.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in facilities operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare throughout the Commonwealth.

 

Lists created by these tests 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

TTY 1-800-645-8924; Internetwww.dmva.state.pa.us; Email:  ra-dmva-jobs@pa.gov

 

 

 

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; Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us; E-mail:  Ra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

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.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your application.  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

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 and Application Supplement No. 2007-021-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2007-021-1 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."