In the Departments of Correction and Mental Health and Addiction Services, Central Office this class is accountable for the planning, evaluation and coordination of a diversified interdisciplinary educational program for professional and paraprofessional health care personnel.
Receives general direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, develops, executes and evaluates an integrated theoretical and clinical programs for professionals, paraprofessionals and health profession students;
Reviews and revises programs according to changing concepts, objectives and teaching methods;
Determines educational needs of staff by direct observation, surveys and The Joint Commission mandated requirements;
Participates in curriculum development conferences and accreditation visits;
Submits individual progress reports on students to their schools;
Initiates, processes and monitors agreements with affiliating schools or hospitals;
Acts as a consultant to other agencies on development of programs for students;
Maintains a master schedule of all educational programs;
Intervenes in and resolves crisis situations with students;
Participates in preparation and implementation of budget for educational functions;
Participates in developing, obtaining and implementing federal grants for staff development programs;
Recruits professionals for employment in facility;
Makes decisions regarding acceptance, retention and certification of paraprofessional trainees enrolled in pre-service training;
Participates in survey and research activities;
Prepares oral and written reports;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles and practices of health care in the appropriate parenthetical title;
curriculum development, test construction and program development;
teaching, counseling and evaluating techniques;
new trends and developments in treatment;
dynamics of individual and group behavior;
oral and written communication skills;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of professional experience in a health care facility in the specialty designated by the parenthetical title.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a professional capacity with the major portion of duties teaching in the appropriate specialty.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of one (1) year for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in education, nursing or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(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 Education Specialist (Psychiatric) in Salary Group FP 28 approved effective August 23, 2018. (Reviewed for content and revised to modernize and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-273