In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for directing nursing services at a training school or in a region.
Receives administrative or executive direction from the Developmental Services Assistant Director for Resources or other administrative official; professionally accountable to the Developmental Services Director of Clinical Services.
Directs professional and paraprofessional staff assigned to nursing services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of nursing services at a training school or in a region; coordinates, plans and manages nursing activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of program who might impact on program activities; participates in recruitment process; assigns all nursing personnel; makes unit rounds to determine quality of nursing care or monitors quality of health care in a department region; participates in staff development programs; promotes development of staff; assists in development and maintenance of criteria for promotion; develops and maintains standards of nursing practice; protects human and civil rights of both clients and staff; administers collective bargaining contracts; represents facility or region in meetings of professional and/or community organizations; prepares periodic nursing reports; may participate in research activities; may be a member of facility or region Administrative Council; may be a member of standing committees such as Pharmacy, Utilization Review, Medical Records; performs duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing; considerable knowledge of nursing trends and resources for persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant State and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of community nursing; knowledge of current development in field of nursing; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; some knowledge of research procedures as applied to nursing; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in hospital, institution or community nursing in a consultative or supervisory capacity working with persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities at or above the level of Nurse Supervisor or Nurse Consultant.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a Registered Professional Nurse in Connecticut. 2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to Organizational Level)
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