In the Departments of Public Health, Children and Families, Correction, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Social Services and the Office of Early Childhood this class is accountable for applying professional nursing knowledge in the enforcement, inspection, licensure, consultation and implementation or assessment of the nursing service component of health care programs and facilities.
Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Nurse Consultant or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise/lead professional and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Implements, coordinates, and evaluates activities of assigned programs or health care services;
Maintains active liaison with and serves as nursing consultant to other sections, divisions, health care providers and public;
Assesses safety and quality of client care provided;
Assesses compliance of health insurance companies with various state statutes, regulations and guidelines;
Monitors the enforcement of child day care programs and youth camps licensure;
Provides consultation regarding licensure and certification laws, regulations and policies;
Evaluates quality of services rendered by facility;
Monitors all medication administration by unlicensed personnel in these programs;
Provides technical assistance to programs requiring childhood immunization and presenting medical conditions;
Acts as a resource to programs regarding infectious diseases, bioterrorism, and emergency preparedness and other child health issues;
Performs on-site inspections of complaints concerning the administration of medications, diseases outbreaks, child abuse and neglect and child deaths and serious injuries in child day care programs and youth camps;
Prepares relevant state forms and reports;
Testifies at formal hearings and court proceedings;
May inspect and evaluate health care and psychiatric facilities for compliance with state and federal regulations including licensure and certification laws;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
standards of care and service delivery in community based nursing agencies, licensed home health agencies, health care facilities and institutions;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
principles and practices of nursing care administration and education for a variety of specialties with varied settings;
principles and practices pertinent to community processes;
state, federal and local health agencies and programs;
nursing education and skill in techniques of teaching;
oral and written communication skills;
plan, implement and evaluate programs;
collect and analyze data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position involving working with children in acute care or a community setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a setting working with infants, children or youth.
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 health services administration, nursing or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess certification as an Insurance Rehabilitation Specialist or be eligible for certification as an Insurance Rehabilitation Specialist.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
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 Nurse Consultant (Early Childhood) (40 Hour) in Salary Group FP 28 approved effective October 17, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-089