In the Department of Public Health, Facility Licensing and Investigation Section (FLIS) 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
Provides consultation to state licensed health care facilities and institutions and to unlicensed facilities to bring them into compliance with statutes, community institutions and individuals regarding planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing services, home health services and specialized problems in public health;
Performs on-site inspection surveys of health care or psychiatric facilities and provides consultation regarding licensure and certification laws, regulations and policies;
Evaluates quality of services rendered by facility; monitors facilities during strikes;
Prepares relevant federal and state forms and reports;
May testify in court relative to findings of inspections and/or investigations;
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 administration, consultation, education or supervision.
Administrative capacity is interpreted as having managerial responsibility in setting and implementing policies, carrying out program planning, and evaluating and coordinating special projects, etc. in the area specified in the appropriate parenthetical title.
Consultative capacity is interpreted as the providing of professional expert nursing advice to other than subordinate staff on major programmatic issues in the area specified in the appropriate parenthetical title.
Educational capacity is interpreted as experience in a full time professional educational position instructing professional nurses in a formalized program or teaching students in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program in the area specified in the appropriate parenthetical title.
Supervisory capacity is interpreted as having administrative supervision of registered nurses or other professional staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a public health nursing program, home health care agency, community health care setting, or in a hospital.
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 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 (Facility Licensing and Investigations) (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group XJ 28 approved effective August 23, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-089