In a state facility this class is accountable for coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple units OR for serving as liaison between the facility and community programs and placement settings.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class can be used in one of two ways:
CLINICAL COORDINATOR: Incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, clinically supervising, monitoring and evaluating health services for an assigned caseload of individuals living in community settings. This includes acting as a liaison between the Department of Developmental Services and community health providers.
LIAISON NURSE: Incumbent is responsible for coordinating the placement of individuals into community psychiatric programs and facilities and following up on these placements.
NOTE: This class is not expected to provide direct administrative supervision of a unit. The emphasis is on clinical supervision to multiple units.
Works under the limited supervision of a Director of Nursing, Psychologist or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise and/or lead nurses and other direct care staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Writes clinical program objectives, policies, procedures and manuals;
Conducts individual health assessments;
Develops, implements and reviews individual health care plans;
Participates or chairs individual centered interdisciplinary teams;
Accompanies individual on visits to treatment programs or placement settings;
Follows up on individual care in community programs to assure individual in least restrictive environment;
Assures continuity of care to prevent recidivism;
Applies for financial aid for individual through Department of Social Services;
Maintains records of individual progress or failure after placement;
Develops community health resources and provides on-going consultation and monitoring of services;
Acts as a resource person to staff and community;
Prepares reports and statistical summaries;
May clinically supervise direct care staff in execution of clinical programs;
May develop and conduct in service educational programs for staff and families;
May perform recordkeeping functions;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models of individual care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches;
individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement;
structure of services for individuals and their families in institutional and community oriented settings;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
A Master's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered nurse in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Clinical Nurse Coordinator (General) (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group XC 24 approved effective October 18, 2019. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications, add Acknowledgement section, and modify content) Final No. 23-003