Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Nurse Coordinator (General) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200804-1974XC-001


Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference, do what you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment?  If you are that candidate, then the State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is looking for you to be a part of their team.  

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families is currently recruiting for one full-time Clinical Nurse Coordinator.  This is a first shift, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., regional position based out of the Manchester Area Office, with occasional coverage responsibilities in the Hartford Area Office.


The selected candidate will be expected to provide case support through nursing clinical consultation to social work staff. The selected candidate will assist the social work staff in the decision-making process as it relates to medical and health issues of children in DCF’s care, provide nursing consultation to Investigation staff on alleged child abuse and neglect investigations, ensuring children with complex medical needs have access to community based services and supports and their health needs are met, participates in home visitations with social work staff as indicated, attends physician appointments and hospital visits as needed, participates in the development of the health component of children’s case plans, work collaboratively with community based healthcare providers in facilitating care and addressing the health needs of children in DCF’s care.


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.

Selection Plan

Please include a resume within the "resume" tab of your jobaps application.

For questions regarding this position, please contact: Martina Gillespie,, (860) 704-4224.


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.


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 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.



Three (3) years of professional nursing 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 agency.

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.


  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. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered nurse in Connecticut.
  2. 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.