You MUST submit the Application Supplement No. 2009-137-1 and the LPN Facility Preference Checklist with your Application for Employment/Promotion.  You must list your Licensed Practical Nurse license number and expiration date in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2009-137

REVISED  SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

 

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Starting

Salary

 

1.

Licensed Practical Nurse

30250

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

2.

Licensed Practical PRN Nurse

30270

 

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.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The Commonwealth typically hires 50 full-time Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) each year.  For the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the Human Resources offices 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-mail:  Ra-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 for each location.

 

The following is a list of agencies, types of facilities and counties where Licensed Practical Nurses are employed.  Use this information to indicate the counties where you will accept employment and the agency and type of facility on the LPN 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 Nurses' 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, TTY 1-800-645-8924  

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 (these) test(s) will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform practical nursing work in the direct care and treatment of individuals with physical injuries or illness, developmental disabilities, and /or mental illness in veterans’ homes, state centers, mental health hospitals, or state correctional institutions.  PRN (pro re nata) employees work “as needed” based upon shortages in daily staffing.

 

Work includes transcribing and verifying physicians’ orders; administering various medications and treatments; and assisting in administering diagnostic tests, emergency procedures, or special-treatment care.  Duties also include recording physical and behavioral status of patients and other information in progress notes, patient charts, and various administrative records and reports.

 

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 Corrections 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.

 

Condition of Employment (For Both Job Titles)

Employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Pennsylvania LPN within the 1-year period defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

 

Necessary Special Requirement (For Both Job Titles)

Possession of a current Pennsylvania license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; OR possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit (TPP) issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

 

Clarification of the Necessary Special Requirement

If you possess a license to practice as an LPN issued by a jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania (or as a licensed vocational nurse issued by California or Texas), you will be admitted to this examination program.  However, at the time of appointment, you must show proof of possession of a current, valid Pennsylvania temporary practice permit or Pennsylvania license to practice as an LPN.

 

Clarification of the Necessary Special Requirement (For Licensed Practical Nurse (30250) Only)  If you are within 1 month of graduating from a school of nursing approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, you will be eligible to take the examination for LPN.  However, you must provide proof of licensure or a temporary practice permit prior to employment.

 

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.

 

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

 

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 Licensed Practical 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 a lower-than-deserved score or 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. 2009-137-1 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. 2009-137-1 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."