REGIONAL NURSE - Luzerne County Head Start



  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with Current Nursing License
  • RN Preferred
  • Experience in Community Health preferred
  • Bilingual Language abilities a plus – English/Spanish


To implement health and safety practices which conform to Head Start Program Performance Standard: Monitor each child’s health by performing periodic health checks, screenings and observation; assist in helping families obtain medical and dental services, with referrals, follow-up and treatments; teach, practice and implement health and safety practices to children, staff and families

Terms of Employment

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to hire
Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the qualifications for position
Background Clearances:
(1) FBI Fingerprints; PA DHS Registration; Service Code 1KG756
(2) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
(3) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening (arrangements made upon conditional offer of employment)
Position will require record check approval of driving record by LCHS Insurance Provider, as this position is considered a designated position requiring driving as an essential job function

Location, Hours & Salary
Three (3) Positions available at:
1)Beekman Street Center – 23 Beekman Street, Wilkes-Barre
2)Nanticoke Area Centers – 1010 S. Hanover St and LCCC Center
3)Hazleton Area Centers – 663 Carson St and Vine West Center

Full Time, 10-months; works a school schedule Aug-June, 37.5 hrs/wk
Salary/Hourly: $18.50, eligible for overtime pay
Bilingual Adjustment in pay of 5% for English/Spanish language abilities

Fringe Benefits
Enrollment into agency Health Insurance plan (after 90 days) Geisinger HMO, with voluntary Guardian Dental, Vision through VSP; HRA plan included/Cash Out Option Available,
– Low Employee co-payment toward premium (10%)
Retirement plan – LCHS 401(k) with 7% agency contribution and Employee Roth option 
PAID Life Insurance (at 1x annual salary); Long Term Disability Insurance
PAID Holidays immediately, including extended break between Christmas-New Year
PAID Sick Time – Accrues up to 65 working days
PAID Personal Time – up to 3 days/year
PAID Training Opportunities
Flexible Benefits – Medical/ Dependent Care Spending
…and much more!

Our employees…
…receive attractive salaries and unique career opportunities;
…do meaningful work that is constantly changing and evolving;
…enjoy successful careers without sacrificing their personal lives;
…enjoy limitless opportunities for professional growth;
…work in an environment of professional respect.

Responsible To

Center Manager – Direct Supervisor
Health Team Specialists for Technical Assistance

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