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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II

Recruitment #19-004247-0001

GRADE

12

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Spring Grove Hospital Center Campus, Central Intake Unit, Catonsville, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health's Behavioral Health Administration is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses who will provide practical nursing care to patients/clients referred to the Intake Unit, a 24-bed forensic inpatient facility which conducts evaluations and treatments for court-ordered individuals who are diagnosed with a psychiatric illness. The Intake Unit is a high acute psychiatric unit, located on the grounds of Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville, Maryland.

Licensed Practical Nurses on the unit will perform nursing procedures, such as administering prescribed medications, monitoring patients' vital signs, obtaining specimens for laboratory testing, and assisting in physical examinations. This position will also perform patient medical treatments, provide health education counseling to patients and assist those patients in performing daily living activities.

Finally, this position will document and maintain required charts, reports and individual health records on patients and, as directed, keep physicians, registered nurses and other designated personnel informed of such information. He/she will also practice behavior modification techniques designed to assist patients/clients in their treatments, and perform other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Determined by the Maryland Board of Nursing, under the licensing requirements for Practical Nurses.

Experience: One year of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing, or Health Care Specialist specialty codes in the Nursing field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience working with psychiatric patients.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Practical Nurse from the Maryland Board of Nursing.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be require to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

3. Employees may be required to successfully complete and maintain current certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing, in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting eligible list may be used for other positions at this and other agencies.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.