Are you are looking for a fast-paced, exciting, dynamic, and supportive work environment? Come work for the Department of Correction's Legal Affairs Unit as a Nurse Consultant!
The Legal Affairs Unit is seeking a highly motivated qualified, positive individual for the position of Nurse Consultant for a full-time, first shift position 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm (80 Hour Bi-Weekly) at Central Office, in Wethersfield, CT. The Nurse Consultant will be responsible for serving as an essential and valuable resource for the agency's legal team, helping us to collect, review, and analyze medical information for inmate lawsuits. Our Nurse Consultant will also help formulate policies, serve as a resource for the Office of the Attorney General, and accompany us to court. Come join us and be a part of the team!
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted. Applications that are untimely, incomplete or inaccurate will not be considered.
Questions can be sent to Emily Kennedy, Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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.
Will be required to travel occasionally to courts and correctional facilities throughout the State of Connecticut.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
ALL PARENTHETICALS: 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.
GENERAL, EARLY CHILDHOOD, PUBLIC HEALTH: Considerable knowledge of standards of care and service delivery in community based nursing agencies, licensed home health agencies, health care facilities and institutions.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: Considerable knowledge of nursing treatment, trends and resources for pediatric health issues.
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: Considerable knowledge of nursing treatments, trends and resources for persons with intellectual disability.
HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE: Considerable knowledge of health insurance and managed care; considerable internal and external insurance appeal processes; knowledge of state insurance law; knowledge of the impact of the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) on state regulation of insurance; knowledge of medical terminology; knowledge of medical procedures and billing codes.
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES: Considerable knowledge of nursing treatments, trends and resources for the mentally ill.
WORKERS COMPENSATION: Considerable knowledge of State of Connecticut Workers Compensation statutes, rules and regulations; considerable knowledge of care and service delivery to injured workers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES, GENERAL, MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES, PUBLIC HEALTH: Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position involving supervision, consultation, education or administration.
EARLY CHILDHOOD: Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position involving working with children in acute care or a community setting.
HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE: Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position involving medical/surgical or mental health practices.
WORKERS COMPENSATION: Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position involving supervision, consultation, education, or administration in rehabilitative nursing with injured workers, including medical review of insurance claims.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
GENERAL, PUBLIC HEALTH: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a public health nursing program, home health care agency, community health care setting, or in a hospital.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: Two (2) years of the general experience must have been in the area of pediatric nursing.
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the area nursing for persons with intellectual disability.
EARLY CHILDHOOD: Two (2) years of the general experience must have been in a setting working with infants, children or youth.
HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been a utilization review nurse or as a nurse working in the health insurance or healthcare industry on insurance coverage activities.
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICITON SERVICES: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in psychiatric nursing.
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 health services administration, nursing or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Current CT RN license required
- Master's degree in nursing
- Legal nurse consultant certificate
- Experience reviewing medical records
- Experience using an electronic health records platform
- Auditing, litigation experience
- Correctional nursing experience
- Superior written and oral communication skills
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.
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.