The Department of Children and Families is recruiting for a full-time Supervising Nurse to work in the PRTF Unit. This is a first shift, 40 hours per week position, working 7:00am - 3:30pm. Please Note: Incumbent will be required to work every other weekend and any/all holidays occurring on a regularly scheduled work day.
The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center is part of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. This state-administered Psychiatric facility provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents under the age of eighteen, with severe mental illness and related behavioral and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. The South Campus consists of four co-ed hospital units and three female adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility cottages (PRTF).
Our 67-acre campus is centrally located in Middletown, Connecticut overlooking the Connecticut River. The Solnit Center facilities support our dedication to helping youth improve their individual and social competencies. The campus includes: two schools, an indoor pool, playgrounds, a ball field, two gyms, recreation rooms, seven program-specific residential units, and an outdoor picnic area.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising nursing staff engaged in professional nursing activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, organizes and directs health services for an assigned program, unit(s), facility or geographical area; ensures that goals, objectives and work performed are consistent with standards and that quality care is provided to patients/clients; provides clinical guidance to nursing staff; selects, develops, motivates and evaluates staff; conducts performance evaluations; monitors the quality of documentation, records and other information concerning services and care; ensures that resources are available to provide quality services; participates in the development of policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services; participates in the development of long-range plans for health care programs; acts as a liaison with other units, agencies and outside organizations; prepares, analyzes and evaluates reports and other information concerning the delivery of services; responds to psychiatric or medical emergencies; may physically restrain patients/clients; may oversee all nursing operations in the absence of the Director of Nursing; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply nursing principles, clinical therapeutic models, and standards of nursing; considerable knowledge of specialized patient/client care in the assigned nursing areas; considerable knowledge of current medications, their actions, interactions, uses and side effects; considerable knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic differences; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply family systems theory; considerable knowledge of procedures and protocols of applicable accrediting institutions; knowledge of management and administrative principles and human resource development strategies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other professionals, community resources and providers; considerable ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust and group identity to foster commitment and team work; considerable ability to provide leadership and guidance in developing and maintaining nursing standards and enhancing health care systems for the delivery of essential services; considerable ability to respond to crises’ and emergencies; considerable ability to use professional judgment to identify areas for improvement and participate in development of quality initiatives; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse in a hospital, regional, institutional or psychiatric setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of a Head Nurse, Head Nurse (Correctional Facility), Forensic Head Nurse or Clinical Nurse Coordinator working with the type of patients/clients serviced by the agency.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2. A Master's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
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 the American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/clients; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive patients/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.