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SC Department of Public Safety Temporary Licensed Practical Nurse II in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

To provide direct nursing care to juveniles receiving services at a Department of Juvenile Justice secure facility in accordance with Health Services and Department protocols/standing orders and policies, the SC Nurse Practice Act, and accepted professional nursing standards. Safely administers and documents medications and treatments as ordered by a physician, dentist, nurse practitioner, or another nurse (when such medications or treatments are written in accordance with approved standing orders or protocols). Ensures follow through of physician/dentist/nurse practitioner orders to include making necessary appointments and arrangements for off campus consultations, procedures, surgery, etc. Utilizes electronic health record to document each encounter with a juvenile. Maintains a safe and sanitary environment and follows basic infection control practices. Assists the physician or nurse practitioner when he/she sees patients; participates in developing plans of care as appropriate. Obtains and records vital signs as required. Collects a variety of specimens for ordered laboratory tests. Must be able to respond capably to emergencies. Must be able to work and any and all shifts if the need arises. Must be able to work overtime if the need arises. May be required to work in an area other than regular/normal assigned area. Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirements: Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing and related experience.

Agency Requirements: Licensed to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in South Carolina; graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing, and at least 2 years of related experience in practical nursing.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates must present documentation of their attainment of college degree(s) at the time of interview. Documentation must be either an official or unofficial copy of the college transcript or Letter of Verification of Degree from the institution's Registrar's Office. If the candidate selected for the position provided an unofficial copy, it must be replaced with an official copy on or before the HR processing date.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing and prevention of disease and injury. Knowledge and experience with electronic prescribing and electronic medication administration systems preferred. Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with all levels of personnel. Ability to establish priorities and carry out assignments. Ability to establish the confidence and cooperation of juveniles receiving services. Function under the minimal supervision of a Nurse Administrator/Manager I or II, annually scheduled performance review. Follows department, state and federal guideline, policies and procedures. Must have and maintain a valid South Carolina driver's license. Subject to the possibility of physical assault, property destruction and infections. Must wear personal protective equipment as appropriate to prevent infection. This position performs job duties relating to the custody, control, transportation, or recapture of juveniles within the jurisdiction of the department of juvenile justice, and the employee may have direct and indirect contact with juveniles within the jurisdiction of the department of juvenile justice. Training applicable to these duties will be provided.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs Additional Comments

Applications are incomplete if you fail to answer all supplemental questions, education and work history. Incomplete applications are not referred to hiring managers. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the stated closing date.

You will be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver's license and child abuse registry prior to an offer of employment. Additionally, a medical examination and drug testing may be required. Please provide an explanation for any gaps in employment. A resume maybe attached with your application, but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.

Salary: $20.65 Hourly

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: Temporary - Part-Time

Job Number: 107641

Closing: 2/20/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: UZ01

Position Number: 600TEMP(107641)

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): 7:00 am to 3:00 pm 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (weekends)

Pay Band: Unclassified

Hiring Range - Min.: $20.65

Opening Date: 11/20/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply online at, and follow the status of your application online.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Address: P O Box 21069 4900 Broad River Road, Building 2007 Columbia, South Carolina, 29221-1069

Phone: 803-896-5600