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Registered Nurse (30420)

Employment Opportunities: The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is currently recruiting to fill twelve Registered Nurse vacancies at Torrance State Hospital in Westmoreland County.

Nature of Work: This is professional nursing work in psychiatric care. At this State Hospital, Registered Nurses provide inpatient services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness on a 24/7 rotating shifts basis. A Registered Nurse plans, implements, and evaluates patient care based on standards of nursing practice and standards of patient care. Duties include performing ongoing assessment of patients; utilizing nursing diagnosis and treatment; prescribing, coordinating, and delegating nursing care; collaborating with other facility disciplines; providing nursing expertise to interdisciplinary treatment team; assessing, recording, reporting, and evaluating vital signs, symptoms, and reactions or responses to medication and treatment. Additional duties include participating in staff development programs and providing ongoing orientation/education and on-the-job training to non-professional nursing personnel.

In order to be considered, applicants must meet the following:

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.

Condition of Employment: 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.

Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

Starting Salary: $58,336 annually, with excellent benefits. Shift differential for Afternoon/Midnight shifts.

Have job-specific questions about these opportunities? Please call Torrance State Hospital at (724) 459-4447. Have questions about the application process? Please call the State Civil Service Commission at (717) 783-3058.

How to Apply: Apply online at www.scsc.pa.gov. Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage and select View Open Announcements and Apply from the menu. Reference announcement #2009038 for Registered Nurses and Supervisors to submit your application. Score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ยง7103) 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 veterans section of the website at www.scsc.pa.gov

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Torrance State Hospital
State Route 1014
P.O. Box 127
Torrance, PA 15779