Not available at SCI Chester or SCI Pine Grove
This is practical nursing work in the care and treatment of individuals with a mental or physical injury or illness and/or developmental disability or the care of individuals having difficulty meeting their daily living activities at a Commonwealth facility.
An employee in this class implements nursing care plans by performing a variety of practical nursing and individual/patient/resident/inmate care duties including preparing, administering, and recording medications and treatments prescribed by the physician and observing and reporting changes in the physical and emotional behavior of individuals/patients/residents/inmates with a mental or physical injury or illness and/or developmental disability or individuals having difficulty meeting their daily living activities. Work also includes taking and recording vital signs, collecting specimens, and preparing and maintaining progress notes and other administrative reports as required. Work also involves participation in carrying out the total treatment program to include habilitation and rehabilitation programs as established by the interdisciplinary treatment team and include daily living and leisure time activities. Work may also involve charge responsibility for a living or patient care area, including responsibility for maintenance of prescribed treatment and therapeutic regimens; overseeing unlicensed personnel and requesting professional evaluation, treatment, or emergency care, as needed. Work is performed in accordance with established laws, rules, and regulations, and appropriate practical nursing standards and nursing procedures. Supervision may be received from a Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor however, by law, nursing duties which require licensure are performed under the direction of a Registered Nurse or a Physician who reviews the work in progress, through eports and by ward or living area inspections and observations.
Necessary Special Requirement:
Possession of a current Pennsylvania license as a Licensed Practice Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing;
Possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Condition of Employment:
Employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the one (1) year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Only at SCIs Muncy, Phoenix, Rockview, Waymart & Laurel Highlands
This is non-professional nursing work in the care and rehabilitation of individuals. An employee in this job performs non-professional nursing work in the direct care and rehabilitation of individuals residing in state operated facilities, such as a veterans' home, restoration center, or state correctional facility. Work involves carrying out the daily routine of individualized care plans; assisting individuals with activities of daily living, personal care needs, and rehabilitative activities; maintaining individuals' living areas; observing and reporting changes in individuals' physical condition and behavior; and documenting daily care performed and information obtained in individuals' records. Work also involves participating in on-the-job, in-service, and formal training in nursing care procedures to update and maintain non-professional nursing care expertise. Nursing duties are of limited scope and are performed in accordance with established regulations, rules, care plans, and specific instructions. Work is performed under close supervision of a licensed professional supervisor who reviews work through reports, inspections, and observations, but employees are expected to perform the more routine duties independently.
Minimum Experience & Training:
Active registration as a Nurse Aide in the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry;
Six months of paid experience in the care and treatment of geriatric or physically ill patients or residents.
Positions assigned to a long-term care facility in the Department of Human Services or in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs require active registration as a Nurse Aide in the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry.
Not available at SCI Chester or SCI Pine Grove
Job Description: An employee in this class performs as a charge nurse, staff nurse or an assessment coordinator providing nursing care and treatment services in a Commonwealth facility for individuals with a mental or physical injury or illness, dysfunctional behavior and/or a developmental disability.
Minimum Experience & Training: 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.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one (1) year period defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.