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State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources Licensed Practical Nurse in Augusta, Maine

Licensed Practical Nurse

Augusta , Maine , United States | Nursing | Full-time

Apply by: April 30, 2024

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Opening Date: April 1, 2024

Closing Date: April 30, 2024 Job Class Code: 4025

Grade: 16

Salary: ($21.78 - $27.34 per hour)* *This includes a $0.60/hour Institutional Stipend, as well as an additional $3.00/hour Recruitment Stipend. In addition, candidates may qualify for $200/month nursing-student-loan reimbursement.

  • additional shift differential $1.00/hr while working 2nd shift hours

  • additional weekend differential $.60/hr while working weekend hours

Watch this video to learn more about building your career with us at Riverview Psychiatric Center:Come Join Our Team! (https://youtu.be/RmqjAv-tMYk)

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

Job duties:

Riverview Psychiatric Center (https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/riverview) seeks Licensed Practical Nurse's (LPN) to provide paraprofessional support work in the care and treatment of patients and residents at a state institution or facility. Work includes providing direct patient care, administering medications, and providing medical treatment as prescribed by a medical health care professional. Assistance and guidance may be given to other employees administering medication and providing direct patient care. Work is performed under general supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a state approved school of practical nursing. Possession of a current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse issued by the Maine State Board of Nursing. Must have the ability to work overtime.

Application Information:

For additional information about this position or to request a paper application, please contact Robyn McFalls at 207-624-4672 or via email atrobyn.l.mcfalls@maine.gov (http://angela.thorpe@maine.gov) .

BENEFITS:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85% - 100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80 - $11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes13.41 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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