Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Nurse Clinical Instructor (Psychiatric) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200624-5911FP-002

Introduction

Our mission at the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve. 

Discover the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team at Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), a state mental health facility located in Middletown, CT.  

We are currently recruiting for a Nurse Clinical Instructor to work in Staff Development.

The Nurse Clinical Instructor shall work collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of staff, participating in the assessment of educational needs and requirements of clinical staff and patients identifying areas of skill deficiencies.  The successful candidate will develop and present training at our Middletown and Hartford facilities. The position number is PCN 24844.  This is a full-time, (40) hours per week position. The work schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  

The State of Connecticut offers comprehensive benefit plans as well as a harmonious work/life balance.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to supply the following: a copy of their current license as an registered nurse issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and for State Employees, their last two (2) Performance Evaluations OR, for outside hires, two (2) Letters of Reference.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact: Christine Martin; 860-262-7189 or Christine.Martin@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state health care facility or institution this class is accountable for developing curricula and teaching the principles and practices of nursing and health related subjects to nursing personnel and interdisciplinary staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In collaboration with interdisciplinary staff members participates in assessment of educational needs and requirements of staff and patients and/or clients by determining areas of deficiencies and considering government regulations; participates in development of curricula; conducts research to obtain most recent information about identified topic; delivers curricula to targeted groups including instruction in theory and provision of clinical experience; evaluates effectiveness of curricula through analyses of class participation, feedback and written tests; participates in workshops designed for career advancement of nursing staff; instructs staff of all levels in orientation and other programs; supervises learning experiences of staff in programs; acts as a role model to nursing and health care staff by demonstrating and teaching professional behaviors; participates in approved continuing education programs to enhance professional competence and shares this information with other staff members; prepares and submits reports as required; maintains records of those persons participating in educational programs; protects human and civil rights of patients and/or clients and staff; may participate on committees and in recruitment process; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing in appropriate specialty serviced by agency; knowledge of teaching, counseling and evaluation principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to develop curricula; ability to interview; ability to identify the potential of applicants for health careers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years' experience in hospital or institutional nursing as a registered professional nurse in the appropriate specialty serviced by the agency.

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 patients and/or 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.