The State of Connecticut Department of Correction is seeking a Supervising Nurse at Cheshire Correctional Institution (PCN# 119964). This position is a Monday - Friday 35-hour per week position (7:00AM to 3:00PM).
*This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV. It also offers excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits.
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In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanant status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
May be required to work on weekends or travel to other facilities as needed.
Additional oversight on other shifts may be necessary.
All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of the application. During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
Should you have questions pertaining to this posting or about additional incentives, contact Patrick Pathammavong at Patrick.Pathammavong@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a correctional facility this class is accountable for supervising nursing staff engaged in professional nursing activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; ensures that goals, objectives and work performed are consistent with standards and that quality care is provided to inmates; provides clinical guidance to nursing staff; selects, develops, motivates and evaluates staff; conducts performance evaluations; monitors the quality of documentation, records and other information concerning services and care; ensures that resources are available to provide quality services; participates in the development of policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services; participates in the development of long-range plans for health care programs; acts as a liaison with other units, agencies and outside organizations; prepares reports and correspondence; responds to psychiatric or medical emergencies; may provide inmate care; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply nursing principles, clinical therapeutic models, and standards of nursing; considerable knowledge of specialized inmate care; considerable knowledge of current medications, their actions, interactions, uses and side effects; considerable knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic differences; knowledge of management and administrative principles and human resource development strategies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other professionals; considerable ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust and group identity to foster commitment and team work; considerable ability to provide leadership and guidance in developing and maintaining nursing standards and enhancing health care systems for the delivery of essential services; considerable ability to respond to crises’ and emergencies; considerable ability to use professional judgment to identify areas for improvement and participate in development of quality initiatives; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of General Experience must have been at the level of a Head Nurse, Head Nurse (Correctional Facility), Forensic Head Nurse or Clinical Nurse Coordinator.
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.
1. Candidates may be required to have experience working with adolescents or in women's health or mental health care. 2. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit as a Registered Professional Nurse in Connecticut. 3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language in certain designated positions. 4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.
Candidates must be in good general health; candidates must have and retain sufficient stamina, agility, and visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform all duties of the class. Applicants are required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain inmates; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive inmates; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
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.