Registered Nurse (Nazareth)
Compensation: $69,820.00 - $96,690.00 /year *
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Healthcare - Nursing
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REGISTERED NURSE (ONLINE EXAM) Print Apply REGISTERED NURSE (ONLINE EXAM) Salary $56,059.00 - $90,800.00 Annually Location State-Wide, PA Job Type CIVIL SERVICE ONLINE EXAM FOR FUTURE VACANCIES Department Multi-Agency Job Number CS-20180###-####0 Closing Continuous Job Code 30420 + Description + Benefits + Questions THE POSITION Do you want to make a significant difference in the lives of the most vulnerable populations? The Commonwealth has continual opportunities for Registered Nurses! RNs provide nursing care to patients in state centers and hospitals, youth development centers, youth forestry camps, veteran centers, as well as inmates in state correctional institutions. The Commonwealth has much to offer - a meaningful benefits package, a generous retirement plan, and exceptional work-life balance! DESCRIPTION OF WORK Registered Nurses provide nursing services at state hospitals and centers, youth development centers and youth forestry camps, veterans' homes and centers, and infirmaries of state correctional institutions. Registered Nurses are responsive to patients' needs and create an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Come to work every day knowing that you are facilitating hope, healing, and recovery! Take the first step toward a rewarding career in public service - apply today! REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY Qualifications: The PA residency requirement is currentlywaivedfor this title Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - possession of the Necessary Special Requirement Necessary Special Requirement - 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 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 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) ###-####; or Internet: Select the following links - Licensing - Health- Related Boards - Nursing You must be able to perform essential job functions Legal Requirements: Some of the positions 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, which may be at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services. If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, you must also obtain a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, which may be at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Some of the positions 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, which may be 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, which may be 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 PA Department of Corrections positions - you must also pass a background investigation. After being hired, you must attend and complete a 2-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 Health and Human Services positions - After you receive a conditional offer of employment for positions locatedonlyin 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 DHS facility For PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs positions - A conditional offer of employment will also require drug screening tests 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 for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ...@pa.gov. IMPORTANT:This is not a posting for a specific job vacancy. In order to apply for a specific opening, you must first apply to this online exam posting, meet eligibility requirements, complete supplemental questions, and receive your score prior to applying to the specific vacancy posting for this title. You will be notified via email each time a specific vacancy for this job title is posted on the website. You must submit an application for each specific vacancy in which you are interested. PLEASE NOTE:If you apply to a vacancy posting prior to receiving a score, you will be deemed ineligible. You will be directed to apply to this exam posting and complete the supplemental questions. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. EXAMINATION INFORMATION + Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions + Provide complete and accurate information or: + score may be lower than deserved + application processing may be delayed + disqualification may result + May retest 6 months after date of last exam + Email notice of test results provided + Only most recent exam score is counted Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from the State Civil Service Commission offices: Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) ###-#### Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107 Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219 Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) Internet: Info/Pages/default.aspx PA CareerLink offices Health & Wellness We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.* Work/Life Balance We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it! We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions. Career Development We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be. Other Rewards Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts. For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box. *Eligibility rules apply. 01 Are you within 7 months of graduating from a Registered Nursing program? + Yes + No 02 If yes, state the number of credits completed and your anticipated graduation date. 03 Do you possess a non-renewable temporary practice permit or an active RN license issued by the PA State Board of Nursing? + Yes + No 04 If yes, state license number and expiration date 05 How many years of full-time licensed Registered Nursing experience do you have? + Less than 6 months + 6 months to 1 year + 1 year to 4 years + 4 years of more 06 CS-INSTRUCTIONS - You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. You may attach a resume, but youmustalso complete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions. Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function. If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions. + Yes 07 WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - DIRECT DELIVERY OF NURSING CARE Provide direct delivery of patient care; administer medications and treatments; and utilize the nursing process to observe, assess, report and record physical signs, symptoms and patient responses. This may include patient orientation, education and the obtaining of information used to establish a nursing database for the development of individualized plans of care. Work Activities Select ANY OR ALL of the Work Activities you have performed. + Utilize the nursing process which includes assessment of patients, preparation of plan of care, implementation of plan and evaluation of outcomes to observe, assess, report and record physical signs, symptoms and patient responses. + Direct patient care such as medication administration, IV therapy, wound treatment, respiratory treatment and evaluated patient response. + Provide patient education based on assessment of patient history or medical condition. 08 Levels of Experience Select ONE Level of Experience that reflects your performance related to the Work Behavior. + A I have routinely instructed or supervised others in how to perform these tasks; OR I have performed the above work activities independently at a registered nursing level. + B I have performed the above work activities as a Registered Nurse under the guidance of others more skilled than I am; OR I have performed them independently at a practical nursing level. + C I have performed the above work activities in an academic clinical rotation or training in a registered/practical nursing setting. 09 List the employer(s)/institution(s) noted on your application where you gained this experience. 10 WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING CARE Administer treatment activities and plans directed toward the promotion, maintenance and restoration of the physical, emotional and mental health of patients. Assess, record and evaluate the patient's progress in achieving therapeutic goals established in plan of care and treatment. Educate patients on beneficial health habits to prevent future health problems. Encourage patient participation as possible. Work Activities Select ANY OR ALL of the Work Activities you have performed. + Utilize the nursing process collaboratively with interdisciplinary team to promote, maintain and restore physical, emotional and mental health of the patient. + Implement therapeutic goals from treatment plans and evaluate patient progress and recorded findings. + Implement patient education based on patient abilities and limitations. 11 Levels of Experience Select ONE Level of Experience that reflects your performance related to the Work Behavior. + A I have routinely instructed or supervised others in how to perform these tasks; OR I have performed the above work activities independently at a registered nursing level. + B I have performed the above work activities as a Registered Nurse under the guidance of others more skilled than I am; OR I have performed them independently at a practical nursing level. + C I have performed the above work activities in an academic clinical rotation or training in a registered/practical nursing setting. 12 List the employer(s)/institution(s) noted on your application where you gained this experience. 13 WORK BEHAVIOR 3 - COORDINATION OF NURSING CARE Coordinate the work of professional and non-professional staff to ensure patients are provided proper nursing care and to ensure staff performance meets organizational requirements and goals. Make assessments and decisions in regard to staff utilization, supplies and equipment needs in accordance with safety standards. Work Activities Select ANY OR ALL of the Work Activities you have performed. + Direct professional and non-professional staff in the implementation of quality nursing care to patients. + Evaluate and monitor processes and staff through performance improvement and quality management to improve patient care and meet organizational goals. + Assess and make decisions on utilization of equipment and supplies in accordance with safety standards. 14 Levels of Experience Select ONE Level of Experience that reflects your performance related to the Work Behavior. + A I have routinely instructed or supervised others in how to perform these tasks; OR I have performed the above work activities independently at a registered nursing level. + B I have performed the above work activities as a Registered Nurse under the guidance of others more skilled than I am; OR I have performed them independently at a practical nursing level. + C I have performed the above work activities in an academic clinical rotation or training in a registered/practical nursing setting. 15 List the employer(s)/institution(s) noted on your application where you gained this experience. 16 CERTIFICATION INFORMATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL APPLICANTS Are you certified in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or a similar professional nursing accrediting agency? + Yes + No 17 If "YES" complete the following information:1. The Accrediting Agency2. The Certification Area3. The Certification Number 18 ONE YEAR OF NURSING EXPERIENCE Do you have at least one (1) year of paid professional nursing experience in the patient care area of geriatric, psychiatric, or corrections nursing? + Yes + No 19 List the employer(s) noted on your application where you gained this experience. Required Question Agency Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Address 613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120 Website
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