The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region's Individual & Family Support Division - has one (1) current Full-Time job opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator based out of the Willimantic Office.
This is a full-time (35) hour per week position - 1st shift. The work schedule is: Thursday, Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency, individuals, and their families.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.
Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, State employees may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings and Non-State employees may be required to provide two (2) recent letters of professional references.
• Incumbents in this class must possess avalid, current state of Connecticut RN license to practice nursing.
• Incumbents in this class must possess andretain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
• Incumbents in this class will be requiredto travel.
This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Cindy Lukaszewicz at Cindy.Lukaszewicz@ct.gov (860)456-6394.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state facility this class is accountable for coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple units OR for serving as liaison between the facility and community programs and placement settings.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Nursing responsibilities are consistent with Clinical Nurse Coordinator job specifications. This position will serve as a resource/consultant to individuals living in the community with their families in the Greater Willimantic and Putnam Areas, as well as to staff and community agencies and practitioners. May make home visits, conduct nursing assessments and participate in AID investigations, including assisting with IPSP and PSP responses and with individuals in temporary nursing home/rehab placements; maintains accurate written and/or electronic data and reports. Responsibilities include nurse duties at the Family Respite Centers in Putnam and Storrs, as well as the youth licensed summer camp at Camp Quinebaug. Duties include, but are not limited to conducting pre-visits; attending team meetings, forming guest groupings; collecting the guest’s health and medical information prior to admissions; obtaining, maintaining and cardexing accurate physician’s orders; reviewing guest health plans; participating in guest admissions/discharges as needed; staff training and in-servicing. Works closely with Respite Center Staff and the IFS Resource Team. Participates in the Regional On-Call system. Incumbent duties may include temporary assignment with Public CLA’s. Conducts nursing assessments; develops and implements nursing and/or health care plans; provides supervision of staff and monitors nursing services; provides admission and discharge nursing assessments including plans for continuing care; assures nursing care programs are carried out thoroughly and on schedule; investigates problems which have been referred by staff, other team members and department; reviews diets and nutritional needs of clients; maintains records of drugs used, stored and secured; provides for nursing services to comply with ICF and CLA regulations; provides nursing input to interdisciplinary health care plans; provides ongoing training to licensed and non-licensed staff to ensure their competence in providing safe care and are able to protect the health of individuals; completes documentation, including case notes, data reports, records and other information concerning services and care; ensures that resources are available to provide quality services; may develop and conduct in-service training or educational programs for staff and families; will act as important member of the Team to provide medical information and attend meetings and make reports on health status. Performs other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models of individual care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches; knowledge of individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement; knowledge of structure of services for individuals and their families in institutional and community oriented settings; knowledge of aftercare facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Head Nurse working with the type of individuals serviced by the facility.
DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been providing consultation and evaluating the assessment of nursing services provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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 nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Preference shall be give to persons that have:
- Experience working with the medical and behavioral needs of individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities across the life span.
- Experience working with both children and
adults with intellectual disabilities.
- Strong clinical documentation and writing skills.
- Strong knowledge of State Medical benefits and services, including home health aide services and resources, CommunityFirst Choice (CFC) and Money Follows the Person (MFP).
- Knowledge and experience working in community and family home settings and coordinating in home supports.
- The ability to review health information and formulate reports.
- Knowledge of DDS health policies.
- Computer proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel.
- Good writing and communications skills.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered nurse in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.