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Registered Nurse (30420)


The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is currently recruiting to fill nine full-time, 40 hrs./week, vacancies for Registered Nurse at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton, PA (Lackawanna County).

Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2018.

Nature of Work

This is professional nursing work. Will work every other weekend and every other Holiday schedule. Shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift. An employee in this class performs as a charge nurse, staff nurse or an assessment coordinator providing nursing care and treatment services. As charge nurse, the employee directs and coordinates the delivery of nursing care and treatment for individuals’ in-patient or resident care and treatment area(s), ward(s), unit(s) or living area(s), usually on the evening or night shift. Charge nurses make assessments and decisions about staff utilization and supplies and equipment needs. Charge nurse supervises paraprofessional and/or non-professional nursing direct care personnel assigned to their patient or resident care and treatment area(s), ward(s), unit(s) or living area(s); and ensures that the coordination of services, coverage of services, and maintenance of records is accomplished.

In order to be considered: 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 (1) year period defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Clarification for the Necessary Special Requirement

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.

Pennsylvania Residency is currently waived for this job title.

Starting Salary: $62,362 annually, with excellent benefits!

Have job-specific questions about these opportunities? Please call the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at (570) 961-4407. 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. Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

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 and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of the website at www.scsc.pa.gov

Location

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Gino J. Merli Veterans Center
401 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503