Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Nurse Consultant (Developmental Services) (35 Hour)

Recruitment #201117-5903HC-001


Do you have a passion for supporting others? We invite you to discover this outstanding opportunity as a dedicated Nurse Consultant!

The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS), North Region has one full-time (35 hours) job opportunity for a Nurse Consultant.

We offer a competitive benefits package; excellent health care; generous leave policies; a retirement plan; a deferred compensation program; and more.

Location: Based out of East Hartford Office. 
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexibility required in order to meet the needs of the agency.

Join us as a dedicated professional helping deliver care to individuals with developmental disabilities!

You must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. Please detail your related experience on the application.

Selection Plan

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Incumbent will be required to travel, and must have a valid driver's license.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Elizabeth Weston at, (860) 937-6383.

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at (860) 418-6022 or

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.


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.


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; performs related duties as required.

On a region-wide basis, plans, reviews and evaluates the coordination, assessment and monitoring of health services; provides consultation to community health care providers, private residential and day program providers and families; recommends standards of care for State and private facilities; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of nursing treatments, trends and resources for persons with intellectual disability; 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; 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.


Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position involving supervision, consultation, education or administration.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the area nursing for persons with intellectual disability.


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.


The success candidate will possess:
  • A BLS certification.
  • Professional or academic experience related to the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA).
  • Experience in nursing oversight regarding the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA).
  • Experience working with private agency providers.
  • Experience involving DDS nursing policy, procedures, and regulations.


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.



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.