Licensed Practical Nurse – SCI Houtzdale

Licensed Practical Nurse – SCI Houtzdale

Website Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


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 Houtzdale wants to hear from you!

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.


Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment.
Work hours are 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Alternating weekends/holidays off
40 hour work week
This position is 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 $60,193.00 (before taxes)
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk 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.

Conditions of Employment:

Employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the one (1) year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Other Requirements:

PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: 

A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports at your expense. See hiring agency contact information. 
You must pass a background investigation.

How to Apply:

Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 


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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