You must list your Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner license number and expiration date in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-099

REVISED MAY 16, 2012

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE PRACTITIONER

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

30431

ST09

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 28, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

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 www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is advanced professional nursing work in the treatment of residents in Pennsylvania’s veterans’ homes, 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 patients’ 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.

 

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.

 

You must be of good moral character and 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 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.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Current certification as a Registered Nurse Practitioner by the State Board of Nursing in an Adult Care specialty area, or Emergency Care, Family Care, Gerontology, or Primary Care.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

All positions are located in veterans’ homes and centers operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  Facilities are located in Allegheny, Blair, Chester, Erie, Lackawanna, and Philadelphia County.

 

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 the 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; Internetwww.dmva.state.pa.us; Email:  ra-dmva-jobs@pa.gov.

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Necessary Special Requirement.  If you meet the requirement you will receive a score.

 

You must provide your license number and expiration date of your Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner 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 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

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us 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:

 

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 office 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."