In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for directing nursing services at a training school or in a region.
Receives administrative direction from the Developmental Services Assistant Director for Resources or other administrative official of higher grade; professionally accountable to the Developmental Services Director of Clinical Services.
Directs 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;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of program who might impact 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 individuals and staff;
Administers collective bargaining contracts;
Represents facility or region in meetings of professional and/or community organizations;
Prepares periodic nursing reports;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
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 related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles and practices of nursing;
nursing trends and resources for individuals with an intellectual disability;
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
current developments in field of nursing;
interviewing and counseling techniques;
research procedures as applied to nursing;
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 individuals with an intellectual disability.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Supervising Nurse or Nurse Consultant.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a Registered Professional Nurse in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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.
replaces the existing specification for the class of Developmental
Services Director of Nursing Services in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective October
13, 2022. (Revised to update terminology) Final No. 23-212