Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Nursing 2

Recruitment #181123-2759MP-001


The State of Connecticut,  Department of Children and Families is hiring for a full-time, Director of Nursing 2 position to work in their Health and Wellness division.  The Director of Nursing 2 position provides nursing administrative and clinical oversight for the agency in the Health and Wellness Division. The Director of Nursing 2 works with the Health and Wellness nurses to establish and supervise nursing standards of practice for DCF nurses in the six regions and Central Office. Additionally, the Director of Nursing 2 oversees the establishing and monitoring of congregate care nursing guidelines in DCF licensed facilities. This position operates 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Selection Plan

All Applicants are required to include a resume in the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.   In addition, applicants may be required to submit additional documents which support their qualification(s) for this position. 

Please note for this position, you will be requested to submit a copy of a current nursing license from the state of CT, Department of Public Health, if selected for an interview.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact HR Recruiter: Lorna Reid, or 860-550-6504.


In the Departments of Children and Families, Correction, and Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for directing nursing services by ensuring that nursing professional practices comply with appropriate standards of delivery for evidence-based patient-centered care, within an assigned region, a large hospital division, a medium-sized hospital or for statewide services.


Directs the staff and operation of the nursing department; coordinates, plans and manages nursing activities; formulates program goals and objectives; makes staff assignments; develops or assists in the development of related policy incorporating current nursing research and professionally recognized standards; develops or assists in development and implementation of plans for nursing care; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the nursing budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the department who might impact on program activities; participates in recruitment and retention programs; makes rounds to determine the quality of nursing care; participates in Quality Assurance Programs; assures optimal quality of care is provided in a safe environment; develops and/or implements effective ongoing programs to measure, assess and improve quality of nursing care, treatment and services delivered to patients; develops productive work teams; protects human and civil rights of patients and/or clients and staff; recommends disciplinary actions; collaborates with clinical instructors for educational programs; represents the hospital/facility in meetings of professional and/or community organizations; compiles data and prepares periodic reports; responsible for coordinating and providing twenty-four hour nursing coverage for facility or assigned units(s); intervenes in crisis situations and investigates all unusual incidents; leads and participates in meetings; may speak on behalf of nursing; may oversee other disciplines including but not limited to pharmacy, respiratory therapy or social work; may participate in strategic planning; may participate in research activities; may be a member of standing committees; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practices in appropriate specialty; knowledge of behavioral health nursing; knowledge of nursing administration; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of research procedures as applied to nursing; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; knowledge of current developments in field of nursing including current complexities of the healthcare industry; knowledge of relevant State and Federal regulations and accreditation guidelines; knowledge of trend variance analysis; knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; some knowledge of marketing; some knowledge of and ability to develop strategic plans; leadership skills and ability; ability to problem solve; ability to multi-task and coordinate a high level of activities; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.


A bachelor’s degree in nursing and three (3) years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity in a health care organization/facility. 

Note:  For State employees, this is interpreted at or above the level of a Supervising Nurse.


Preference will be given to individuals who possess strong administrative skills, clinical expertise for consultation and supervision, knowledge of nursing standards, and the ability to coordinate with multidisciplinary teams.


  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class serving in the capacity of the Nurse Executive are required to possess a master's degree in nursing, public health administration, health care administration, hospital administration or a related field.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.