Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference, do what you are passionate about, and receive personal fulfillment? If this sounds like you, the State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has an exciting opportunity for you!
At DDS, we are currently hiring for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator position. This is a full-time, first shift, thirty-five (35) hour per week position, and is located in Trumbull, CT, in the DDS - West Region. The West Region supports individuals and families throughout the counties of Fairfield County, Northern New Haven County, and Litchfield County, covering a 57-town area. The schedule for this position is:
- Week one: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. 12:00 pm (noon) - 7:30 pm Thursday.
- Week two: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. 12:00 pm (noon) - 7:30 pm Thursday.
In this role, along with other assigned duties, you would be tasked with;
- Developing, coordinating, supervising, monitoring, and evaluating health services for your assigned caseload
- Acting as a liaison with community health providers
- Crafting clinical program objectives including, policies, procedures, and manuals
- Becoming a resource and source of guidance to staff and the community
We offer competitive benefits which includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick, and personal leave accruals!
We hope you seek to join our team!
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualification on their application. Please note that you will be unable to make revisions to once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. This posting may be used to fill future vacancies.
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.
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 Renee.LaBarge@ct.gov.
If you have any inquires about this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at Ethan.Ives@ct.gov.
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
Writes clinical program objectives, policies, procedures and manuals; conducts individual health assessments; develops, implements and reviews individual health care plans; participates or chairs individual centered interdisciplinary teams; interviews individual; accompanies individual on visits to treatment programs or placement settings; follows up on individual care in community programs to assure individual in least restrictive environment; assures continuity of care to prevent recidivism; applies for financial aid for individual through Department of Social Services; maintains records of individual progress or failure after placement; develops community health resources and provides on-going consultation and monitoring of services; acts as a resource person to staff and community; prepares reports and statistical summaries; may clinically supervise direct care staff in execution of clinical programs; may develop and conduct inservice educational programs for staff and families; may perform recordkeeping functions; performs related 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.
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.