Licensed Practical Nurse

Full-time Position, Available on: 2023-06-01

The Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, Keystone State Challenge Academy (KSCA) is seeking a hard working and caring Licensed Practical Nurse dedicated to taking care of our KSCA Cadets. If you are a skilled Licensed Practical Nurse then we have the job for you! Apply today!

The employee in this position serves as the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the Keystone State Challenge Academy (KSCA). Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the position ensures adherence to HIPAA standards, and administers care to KSCA cadets for two 22-week residential cohorts. Provides KSCA with LPN services for between 100-140 youth ages 16-18 in a residential setting. Conducts daily sick call and makes skilled nursing decisions to address medical needs and concerns. At the direction of an RN, provides or recommends treatment by ensuring the overall health and welfare of cadets enrolled in the Academy.

Read the complete position description for more information.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:
– Permanent full-time employment (8 hours/day; 40 hours/week).
– Work hours are 2nd shift (12:30 PM – 11:00 PM); Rotating Shifts as needed.
– Lunch Period: 30 minutes
– Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
– You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

In compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, if you are selected for this position, you must show, at the time of hire, verification that you have received either a single-dose COVID-19 vaccination, or both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination, unless you are exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination due to an ADA or religious accommodation. If you fail or refuse to show the required verification at the time of hire, and you have not received an exemption from the CMS vaccination requirements, your employment will be terminated.

Necessary Special Requirements:
– Possession of a current Pennsylvania license as a Licensed Practice Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Condition of Employment:
– Employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the one (1) year period as 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 completing a licensed practical nursing program 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 Licensed Practical Nurse license.
– You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:
– 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.
– A conditional offer of employment may require satisfactory completion of a medical examination and drug screening.

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):
– 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.

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

613 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Contact: Michael Zenz
(717) 705-5594