The North Carolina Department of Public Safety continuously recruits for Licensed Practical Nurses and will accept on-line applications, even if there is no current vacancy. Applications received will be screened for vacancies, as they occur, and will be retained on file for 180 days. Licensed Practical Nurses are a critical link to identify health care needs of the individual offender and promote treatment. Positions are located in facilities statewide. Adult Correction has a varied population in excess of 37,000 offenders with medical and mental health needs, requiring a range of care to include acute, chronic, and outpatient services.
Position provides routine licensed practical nursing work in the care and treatment of patients, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Nurse Supervisor, within a state correctional facility. Responsible for providing direct nursing care to patients, within the scope of practice to include, but not limited to, the following duties: screening, observing and assessing patients, providing basic wound care and personal care to patients, delivering routine respiratory therapy and other treatments, catheter and colostomy care, collecting vital signs and specimens, preparing and administering medications, administering/interpreting TB skin tests, observing and recording pertinent patient information, responding to emergencies, and assisting the Registered Nurse and Physician, as required. Individuals may be required to work any shift, weekends, and holidays.
Listed below are the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with this position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed "eligible" for the position. Therefore, you must demonstrate through documented experience or provide supporting information within the body of your application to demonstrate your possession of ALL KSAs listed.
Must be licensed to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in North Carolina or in a participating Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state.
If possess a single state LPN license from a state other than NC, must apply and receive at a minimum a "temporary license" to practice in NC prior to hire date.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The NC Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the applications form. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.
The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to http://www.ncdps.gov/document/prea-hiring-and-promotion-prohibitions for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety.
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License to practice in the State of North Carolina.
Internal Number: 19-07289
About NC Department of Public Safety
We are the NC Department of Public Safety and looking for job seekers to join our Correctional Healthcare Team! The positions we are hiring for are Certified Nursing Assistant, License Practical Nurses, Register Nurses, Correctional Behavioral Specialist, and Registered Nurse- RN New Grad Program.