You MUST submit the Application Supplement No. 2009-038-1 and the RN Facility Preference Checklist with your Application for Employment/Promotion (local government job titles do not need to submit a checklist).  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 2009-038

REVISED SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

 

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

REGISTERED NURSES AND SUPERVISORS

State Government and Local Government

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Starting

Salary

 

 

State Government Job Titles

 

 

1.

2.

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse Supervisor

 

30420

30430

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.

 

Local Government Job Titles

 

 

3.

4.

5.

Registered Nurse 1

Registered Nurse 2

Registered Nurse Supervisor

L1171

L1172

L1173

Local government salaries vary.  Contact the office of the local government program where you are interested in working for specific salary information (located in the telephone directory under “Government/County”).

 

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

 

Registered Nurses and Registered Nurse Supervisors are employed by the

 

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, Pennsylvania 17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068; E-mail:  ra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

PA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY  (www.dli.state.pa.us)

Bureau of Human Resources, Room 1418, Labor and Industry Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374.  These positions are located in the Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown, Cambria County.

 

The following is a list of these agencies, types of facilities and counties where Registered Nurses and/or Registered Nurse Supervisors are employed.  You will need this information to select counties on your application to indicate where you will accept employment, and to select the corresponding agency and type of facility on your Facility Preference Survey.  It is important that the county and agency/facility correspond in order for you to be notified of vacancies.  You will not complete a survey for local government job titles.

 

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 and females confined in the adult correctional system

For information, contact Human Resources,

Telephone:  (717) 728-5357

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Center

County:  Cambria

Department of Labor & Industry

Care to post-secondary students who require vocational rehabilitation services

RNs only.  Few positions.  Located in Johnstown (Cambria County) only at Hiram G. Andrews Center.  For information, contact Human Resources, Telephone:  (717) 787-6374

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 skilled 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, Chester, Franklin, Huntingdon, Montour, Perry

Department of Public Welfare

Care to adjudicated delinquent youth

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

 

State Police Academy

County:  Dauphin

Pennsylvania State Police

Care to cadets during training program

RNs only.  Few positions at State Police Academy.   For information, contact Human Resources, Telephone:  (717) 783-5533

 

Registered Nurses and Registered Nurse Supervisors are also employed in Local Government positions in county Mental Health/Intellectual Disability Agencies and County Children, Youth and Family Agencies in the following counties:  Bedford/Somerset, Columbia/Montour/Snyder/Union, Delaware, Fayette, Mercer, and Tioga.

 

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 the Human Resource Office at the telephone numbers listed above, or the facility or facilities where you are interested in working (see the Pennsylvania State Government offices section, or the Local Government section, of your local telephone directory for local addresses and telephone numbers).

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is professional nursing work in the psychosocial, physical, and/or mental health nursing care and treatment of individuals having mental or physical illness, developmental disability, and/or dysfunctional behavior. 

 

Registered Nurses (State) provide nursing services at state mental health hospitals, state centers, youth development centers and youth forestry camps, veterans' homes and centers, and infirmaries of state correctional facilities.  At the Registered Nurse level, an employee performs as a head nurse, charge nurse, staff nurse, or an assessment coordinator providing specialized nursing care and treatment services in a Commonwealth facility. 

 

Registered Nurses (Local Government) provide nursing services for County Mental Health/Intellectual Disability programs and County Children, Youth and Family programs.  At the Registered Nurse 2 level, an employee performs as a head nurse, charge nurse, staff nurse, or as an assessment coordinator providing specialized nursing care and treatment services.

 

Registered Nurse Supervisors (State and Local Government) supervise professional and non-professional patient care personnel.

 

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 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.

 

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 exam program.  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 are eligible to apply for this exam program.  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

 

Employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one year period 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 licensure examination within the 1 year period as defined by the Board, or fail the licensure 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).”

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Registered Nurse (State) – Possession of the Necessary Special Requirement listed.

 

Registered Nurse Supervisor (State) - Three years as a Registered Nurse (Commonwealth job title); OR four years of professional nursing experience providing care and treatment services consistent with those needed for individuals with a mental or physical injury or illness and/or a developmental disability.

 

Registered Nurse 1 (Local Government) - Possession of the Necessary Special Requirement listed.

 

Registered Nurse 2 (Local Government) - One year as a Registered Nurse 1; OR one year of professional nursing experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Registered Nurse Supervisor (Local Government) - Three years as a Registered Nurse 2; OR three years of professional nursing experience, which included two years at the advanced professional nursing level consistent with the type of health care setting providing care and treatment for individuals with a mental or physical injury or illness and/or a developmental disability; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements for Registered Nurse Supervisor - Local Government

Registered Nurse Supervisor – A master’s degree in nursing may be substituted for up to 1 year of advanced professional experience.

 

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 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 a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take this test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your "Notice of Examination Results."  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. 2009-038-1 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. 2009-038-1 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."