This position will be located in DDS' South Region's Private Division in the Wallingford Office. This RN (Per Diem) position will assist with a variety of required nurses duties throughout the South Region including CCH, Long term care, OBRA, and Individual and family cases.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact DDS.SR.Recruiting@ct.gov or (203)294-5037.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state hospital or facility, works on a daily or hourly basis as a regular registered nurse, providing direct professional nursing care to a variety of patients/clients.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Acts as a nurse working on a per diem/hourly basis; makes rounds and gives direct care; takes and records vital signs; carries out physicians orders regarding diet, medication, and treatment; changes dressings; checks and distributes narcotics; maintains availability of drugs and supplies; observes adequacy of housekeeping and maintenance services; performs first aid and alerts physicians to emergency conditions; records observations of physical and physiological status and actions taken; confers with nurses and physicians on other shifts regarding condition of clients; protects human and civil rights of clients and staff; educates clients and their families towards an awareness and understanding of health and illness; assesses clients medical-psychosocial needs; may participate in outpatient clinics and assist in physical examinations and histories; may administer EKG and eye examinations; may participate in bathing and feeding of clients and residents; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited nursing program.
Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities; Private Sector experience preferred; Good writing and communications skills; Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel)
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients; may have exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860.418.6022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.