Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Nurse Consultant (Children and Families) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200804-5928XC-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 recruiting for a full-time Nurse Consultant for Region 2 (New Haven/Milford).  This is a 37.5 hours per week, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday position that is based out of the New Haven Area Office.


The selected candidate will supervise and evaluate the performance of the Clinical Nurse Coordinators assigned to Region 2 and performs select duties as a Regional Resource Group Nurse; provide case support through nursing clinical consultation to social work staff; assist the social work staff in the decision-making process as it relates to medical and health issues of children in DCF care; ensure that children with complex medical needs are met; participate in home visitations with social work staff as indicated; attend physician appointments and hospital visits as needed; participate 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 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 the Departments of Public Health, Children and Families, Correction, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Social Services and the Office of Early Childhood, this class is accountable for applying professional nursing knowledge in the enforcement, inspection, licensure, consultation and implementation or assessment of the nursing service component of health care programs and facilities.


Implements, coordinates, and evaluates activities of assigned programs or health care services; maintains active liaison with and serves as nursing consultant to other sections, divisions, health care providers and public; may inspect and evaluate health care and psychiatric facilities for compliance with state and federal regulations including licensure and certification laws; assesses safety and quality of client care provided; assesses compliance of health insurance companies with various state statutes, regulations and guidelines; performs related duties as required.

In a central office assignment or region-wide basis, plans, reviews, and evaluates the coordination, assessment and monitoring of health services to DCF children; assists in the development of policies and procedures related to health and wellness/nursing standards of practice; provides consultation to community hospitals, medical facilities, community providers, schools, foster parents, other state agencies and the court system regarding the health needs of DCF children; provides consultation to Careline Special Investigations Unit on medical investigations of abuse and neglect; develops nursing and individual professional development/trainings; may review all multidisciplinary evaluations, including the child's medical, dental, developmental, behavioral health and trauma needs, including consents for surgeries/medical procedures and/or medically complex cases; may have oversight and coordination of children's health plans; may have oversight of state-wide health trainings, health programs, contracts and health initiatives; may develop, provide and monitor health trainings to DCF caregivers, staff, community providers and youth; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of nursing treatment, trends and resources for pediatric health issues; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing care administration and education for a variety of specialties with varied settings; considerable knowledge of principles and practices pertinent to community processes; knowledge of State, Federal and local health agencies and programs; knowledge of nursing education and skill in techniques of teaching; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs; ability to collect and analyze data.


Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position involving supervision, consultation, education or administration.


Two (2) years of the general experience must have been in the area of pediatric nursing.


1. A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2. A Master's degree in health services administration, nursing or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess certification as an Insurance Rehabilitation Specialist or be eligible for certification as an Insurance Rehabilitation Specialist.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



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.