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Registered Nurse - Southeast Youth Development Center, Montgomery County

The Department of Human Services, Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services, Southeast Youth Development Center (SYDC) provides dedicated, high-quality care to at-risk youth residents.  We are seeking hard-working, enthusiastic, compassionate, and reliable individuals who are committed to providing exceptional care to our residents for our new facility located in Montgomery County.

You will provide direct clinical nursing care and emergent, acute, and chronic care to residents of SYDC and make appropriate referrals to the facility physician/CRNP, dentist, and psychiatrist. You will administer prescribed medications/treatments and observe, interpret, record, and report symptoms, vital signs, and reactions to medications and treatment regimes.

Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment.
Work schedule consists of shift work in a 24/7 operation to include day, evening and holiday rotation; 10 working days in 14 day period; with half-hour duty-free lunch.
8-hour shifts consisting of:
7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
2:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Overtime: As needed.
Travel: As needed.
May change based on operational needs.
Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.
Salary: Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $88,255.00 (before taxes).
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Please check your email, including spam folders, for these notices.

Necessary Special Requirements:

This position requires active authorization to practice as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania.
All employees possessing an active temporary practice permit must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one (1) year period defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Other Requirements:    
PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
If you are within 60 days of graduating from a school of nursing approved by the State Board of Nursing, you are eligible to apply for this job posting.  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.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: 
A conditional offer of employment will require satisfactory completion of a medical examination and drug screening test.
This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

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.
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
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): 
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If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

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.