Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference, do what you’re passionate about and receive personal fulfillment?
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is currently recruiting for a full-time (37.5 hours per week), Clinical Nurse Coordinator. The schedule is Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. This position is a regional position for DCF Region 3, out of the Norwich Office. In this role, your coverage responsibilities will include all three regional offices – Norwich, Willimantic and Middletown offices, as needed. You will travel to regional offices, meetings and work related activities within the state. In this position, you will provide case support through nursing clinical consultation to social work staff.
The State of Connecticut offers a hybrid retirement plan where new employees may elect to participate in the State Employees Retirement System which provides a retirement benefit, including retiree health insurance. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. #99903.
Please include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jaime Sanz at Jaime.Sanz@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 wards OR for serving as liaison between the institution and community programs and placement settings.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Nursing consultation to Investigations staff on alleged child abuse and neglect investigations.
Ensure children with complex medical needs have access to community based services and supports and health needs are met.
Work collaboratively with community based healthcare providers in facilitating care of children in DCF’s care.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models of patient and/or client care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches as related to parenthetical title; knowledge of individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement; knowledge of structure of services for clients and their families in institutional and community oriented settings as related to parenthetical title; 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 clients indicated by the parenthetical title.
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.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in child and adolescent pediatric health and experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
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.