The State of Connecticut,Department of Correction (DOC)seeks highly motivated qualified individuals for the position of Nurse Consultant for a full-time, first shift, 8:00AM-4:30PM (80 Hour Bi-Weekly) (PCN#122616) at Central Office, in Wethersfield, CT.
The Nurse consultant will responsible serving as an essential resource for the agency's clinical investigation and/or review of sudden and/or unexplained deaths, assigned complaints or alleged violations of states laws and regulations. This position will faciliate agency compliance with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care's standard for health services. This position would also assist legal team.
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During the recruitment process, applicants may
be required to submit additional documentation supporting their
qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance
reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the
discretion of the agency.
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make
revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of
Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate
application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact
Patrick Pathammavong at firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
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; may inspect and evaluate health care and psychiatric facilities for compliance with state and federal regulations including licensure and certification laws; assesses safety and quality of client care provided; assesses compliance of health insurance companies with various state statutes, regulations and guidelines; provides consultation and reviews, evaluates and authorizes requests for medical placement services or equipment for clients covered under medical assistance programs; evaluates requests from health care providers asking to be included in medical assistance programs and offers consultation regarding interpretation of programs, policies and regulations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing care administration and education for a variety of specialties with varied settings; considerable knowledge of principles and practices pertinent to community processes; considerable knowledge of standards of care and service delivery in community based nursing agencies, licensed home health agencies, health care facilities and institutions; knowledge of State, Federal and local health agencies and programs; knowledge of nursing education and skill in techniques of teaching; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs; ability to collect and analyze data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position involving supervision, consultation, education or administration.
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
1. A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience. 2. A Master's degree in health services administration, nursing or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Current CT RN license required. Master's degree in nursing, legal nurse consultant certificate and experience in medical records, electronic medical records, auditing, litigation, and correctional nursing preferred.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut. 2. 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. 3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel. 4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
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.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.
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