Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) ($3,200 hiring incentive)

Springfield, SD

Job ID: 17389
Agency: Department of Health - Correctional Health
Location: Springfield - Mike Durfee State Prison
Salary: $21.54 - $25.72 per hour, plus $1.50 night/$1.50 weekend differential and potential for overtime
Closing Date: 11/05/2021

*** $3,200 Hiring Incentive ***

*** Full state benefits and SDRS retirement. ***

Join the field of Correctional Nursing at the Mike Durfee State Prison! We have a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position that works three 12 hour shifts per week. Correctional health nurses work autonomously to provide health care to an underserved population in a secure environment. Nurses are involved in diverse cares such as chronic care maintenance, acute cares, emergency response, behavioral health needs, long term and geriatric care, and drug and alcohol withdrawal. These are provided in a clinic environment and also includes specialty cares via Tele-health. Nurses will have a set schedule and be included in a weekend and holiday rotation. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and climb up to five flights of stairs.

Please visit our website at https://doh.sd.gov/corrections/ for further information about the Department of Health - Correctional Health.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must be licensed or be eligible to be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in South Dakota, CPR certified.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Strong nursing assessment skill, critical thinking skills, initiative, team oriented, and communication skills.

Knowledge of:
  • the principles and techniques of patient care;
  • hospital and clinic routine and procedures;
  • IV therapy;
  • the care and use of medical equipment and supplies.

Ability to:
  • evaluate client behaviors, symptoms, and effects of medications;
  • follow directions;
  • prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports;
  • apply nursing techniques as delegated by physicians or registered nurses;
  • establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and staff;
  • direct and monitor direct care personnel.

Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume or Curriculum Vitae, and three professional references (employer or educational) with your application.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FLN
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) ($3,200 hiring incentive)