|Date Opened||12/3/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$34.48 - $46.69/hour (Employees new to state service start at the minimum.)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||12/11/2019 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education and The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) invites applicants to apply for a part-time Float Head Nurse position to support current Head (School) Nurses at the CTECS in Torrington (at Wolcott), Waterbury (at Kaynor), Danbury (at Abbott,) and Bristol (at Bristol).
The Float Head Nurse will be assigned to Wolcott Technical Education and Career School in Torrington as the home school, but will float on a regular basis to the other schools listed above according to a pre-determined schedule. The hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
Application must include documentation of at least two (2) years' experience as a registered nurse and of at least one (1) year of special experience, in the form of school nursing or work with children/adolescents in another healthcare setting must be provided. The names and contact information for three (3) pertinent professional references will be required if selected for an interview.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. For all other inquiries please contact Nancy Flynn, Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org; 860-713-6659.
In a state agency this class is accountable for administrative and clinical supervision of professional nurses, paraprofessionals and other staff involving direct nursing care of patients/individuals or performing specialized professional nursing work in the areas of community or therapeutic nursing. At the State Universities or State Vocational Technical Schools this class is accountable for providing primary nursing care for students and facility staff.
SCHOOL NURSE: Independently provides counseling and health education services to students and staff; serves as member of crisis intervention team; provides assessment of medical problems; determines need for physician or medical care; performs basic evaluative procedures and tests; performs primary first aid; ensures that controlled drugs are properly stored; makes referrals and follows up on health needs; provides counseling on health related issues; maintains accurate medical records; writes reports; may administer medication; may administer routine tests or exam; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to independently apply nursing principles, techniques and standards; considerable knowledge of specialized patient/individual care applicable to nursing assignment; considerable knowledge of medications, their actions, interactions, uses and side effects; knowledge of general and mental health conditions and treatment interventions through utilization of assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, health planning, implementation and re-evaluation; knowledge of adult learning and family systems theory; knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic differences; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other professionals, community resources and providers; ability to act as a role model to health care staff; supervisory ability.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING POSITIONS: Considerable knowledge of behavioral health of individuals; skill working with individual patients/individuals, groups and families; ability to provide therapeutic treatment with a variety of patients/individuals.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been working with the type of patients and/or individuals serviced by the agency.
Note: The Special Experience is not required for the Department of Developmental Services.
Preference will be given to candidates who have at least one (1) year of experience working as a school nurse.
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 patients/individuals; may have exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive/abusive patients/individuals; 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.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.