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Registered Nurse - Norristown State Hospital


A new and exciting career awaits you!  Norristown State Hospital is actively seeking Registered Nurses to be a part of our nursing team.  This is your opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the consumers in our facility!  



You will provide professional nursing care and treatment services; and plan, implement, and evaluate patient care based on standards of nursing practice and standards of patient care.
Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.
Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM (2nd shift), with a 30 minute lunch.
    • May change based on operational needs.
    • Rotating off days, every other weekend off and holidays as assigned.
    • Overtime as needed.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.
  • The Department of Human Services provides excellent benefits, pay increases, paid leave and holidays, as well as opportunities for career advancement.
  • 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 a drug screening test.  
  • This position falls under the provisions of the Older Adult Protective Services Act.
    • Under the Act, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to, PA State Police and FBI 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. 


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

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.