Department of Administrative Services

Clinical Nurse Coordinator (Psychiatric) (37.5 Hour) (1975XC)

$33.31-$45.11 Hourly / $2,498.47-$3,383.03 BiWeekly /
$65,210.07-$88,297.08 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state facility this class is accountable for coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple wards OR for serving as liaison between the institution and community programs and placement settings.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This class can be used in one of two ways:

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR:  Incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, clinically supervising, monitoring and evaluating health services for an assigned caseload of clients 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 patients and/or clients 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 ward. The emphasis is on clinical supervision to multiple wards or units.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of a Director of Nursing, Psychologist or other employee of higher grade

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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 client health assessments; develops, implements and reviews client health care plans; participates or chairs client centered interdisciplinary teams; interviews client; accompanies client on visits to treatment programs or placement settings; follows up on client care in community programs to assure client in least restrictive environment; assures continuity of care to prevent recidivism; applies for financial aid for client through Department of Social Services; maintains records of client 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 inservice educational programs for staff and families; may perform recordkeeping functions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of psychiatric nursing and clinical therapeutic models of client care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches; knowledge of psychiatric illnesses and medications; knowledge of individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement; knowledge of structure of services for clients and their families in institutional and community oriented settings as related to parenthetical title; knowledge of aftercare facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Head Nurse working with the type of clients indicated by the parenthetical title.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  2. A Master's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered nurse in Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(22)-Nursing

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

XC 24

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for class of Clinical Nurse Coordinator (Psychiatric) in Salary Group XC 24 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to modify Special Experience)

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/25/2011

CLASS: 1975XC; EST: 1/21/1983; REV: 3/25/2011;