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Licensed Practical Nurse

Posted on 7 September 2021 by

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections 
Government, Policy, & International Affairs 
Bellefonte, PA  

Meet new challenges and make a significant difference in a unique and diverse population! The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is actively seeking dedicated and conscientious Licensed Practical Nurses.


As an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ Health Care Team, you will assist in providing quality care to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Offender Population. LPNs will apply clinical nursing skills, hands-on assessments, and will assist practitioners and RNs on a daily basis. LPNs will assist with initial screenings, medication administration, health care emergencies, and physical health assessments. LPNs shall maintain department compliance for inspections, participate in in-service training, and may provide health related education to staff and Offenders.

If you have the required medical experience as indicated below, and wish to explore a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to share your skills while earning a great salary and benefits, the PA Department of Corrections at SCI Rockview wants to hear from you!

Additional Information and Work Hours:
•Full-time employment.
•Positions are available 2nd shift (1:30 PM - 10:00 PM), 30 minute lunch.
•Rotating schedule; 40 hour workweek.
•Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.
•These positions are eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55.
•Please Note: Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $48,196.00 (before taxes).
•You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Please check your email, including spam folders, for these notices.


•Necessary Special Requirements - Possession of a current Pennsylvania license as a Licensed Practice 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 - Require that employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the one year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
•PA residency currently waived for this title.
•Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
•If you are within 60 days of completing a licensed practical nursing program approved by the State Board of Nursing, you are eligible to apply for this job posting. At the time of appointment to a position, you must show proof of possession of a current, valid PA temporary practice permit or PA Licensed Practical Nurse license.
•Must be able to perform essential job functions.
Legal Requirements: •A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports.
•You must pass a background investigation.
Commonwealth Employment Requirement: •A conditional offer of employment will require satisfactory completion of a medical examination.
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 to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


•Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
•Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
•You must provide complete and accurate information or: ◦you may be disqualified.

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