Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Nursing 2

Recruitment #200709-2759MP-001


The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Correction (DOC) has an exciting new opportunity to serve as the Director Nursing 2.

Our Mission: The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.   

Are you passionate about helping other and making a difference?

We invite you to discover the exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Director of Nursing

The DOC, an experienced, qualified and ambitious nursing professional for the position of Director of Nursing 2. Our team members are passionate about improving the lives of those we serve. This position is located within our Headquarters in Wethersfield, CT with easy access to all major highways. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. This is a Hazardous Duty Position.

You will discover the opportunity to: 

  • Develop and implement plans for nursing care; 
  • Assist in planning and managing of nursing activities; 
  • Support in formulating program goals and objectives;
  • Assist in development of policy, while incorporating current nursing research and professionally recognized standards.
In this role you will:

  • Coordinates all patient care services within a region spanning multiple institutions within the DOC.  
  • Ensuring that nursing practices comply with appropriate professional standards and institutions within the region have implemented an effective system that certifies competence to perform nursing duties, including the performance of physical assessments and outpatient urgent/emergency protocols. 
  • Clinically supervises the nursing team within the Facilities and region relating to nursing standards, procedures, protocols and policies. 
  • Develops and monitors nursing performance expectations; performs competency assessments; develops and implements develop plans including mentoring and coaching nursing personnel throughout the region. 
  • Assists in evaluating nursing staff and recommends corrective actions.  
  • Ensures that evidence-based processes are utilized to maximize outcomes.

We participate in a generous and competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off!

Selection Plan

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. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application. 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


In the Departments of Children and Families, Correction, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Veterans Affairs, 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 operations of nursing services within an assigned region spanning multiple correctional facilities; ensures that the coordination and provision of comprehensive nursing services are being delivered 24-hours per day/7 days per week; directs the development or assists with the development of nursing policies, procedures, and protocols; directs or assists with the development, implementation of nursing services staffing plan policies; provides supervision to nurse supervisors regarding nursing standards, procedures, protocols and policies; ensures that nursing practices comply with the appropriate professional standards; develops and monitors nursing performance expectations; develops, administers and maintains nursing programs that deliver, monitor, evaluate and improve the quality and appropriateness of all nursing care; ensures facilities have implemented an effective system that certifies competence to perform nursing duties, including the performance of physical assessments and outpatient urgent and emergency protocols; ensures the continuous quality improvements and sustainable constitutional levels of nursing care; ensures nursing services are well-functioning and that the timely delivery of patient care is available to all patients in accordance with appropriate standards of nursing care; identifies operational and organizational issues and implements solution for operational and organizational issues pertaining to nursing; prepares or assists in the preparation of the nursing budget and makes decisions or recommends a course of action with regard to management of the nursing budget; assesses professional nurse training and orientation needs and participates in the development of orientation and education programs to promote staff development; performs competency assessments; mentors and coaches nursing personnel throughout the region; assists in evaluating nursing staff and recommends corrective action; protects human and civil rights of patients and staff; directs and oversees health care accreditation/re-accreditation process 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.


DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS: Possession of an Associate's degree in nursing and five (5) years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity in a health care organization/facility may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Two years of practical nursing experience and an additional two years minimum in a nursing manager position with a scope that includes clinical leadership of at least 10 nurses.  
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing; 
  • Knowledge of community nursing standards and practices; 
  • Experience with undeserved populations in a clinical setting such as a FQHC; 
  • Experience with electronic health records; 
  • Knowledge of current developments in field of nursing; 
  • Experience with interviewing and counseling; 
  • Background inclusive of continuous improvement achievements; 
  • strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.


  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.