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The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is recruiting for a full-time (35 hours per week), Nurse Clinical Instructor (NCI) with the Educational Support and Staff Development Division. The first shift schedule is Monday through Friday. However, must be flexible in order to meet needs of the agency and is based out of 61 Woodland Street Hartford, CT; with expectation of statewide travel.
This position plays an important role in delivering continuing education for employees of public & private agencies, as well as staff that support individuals at homes independently and at homes with their families. The NCI would be assigned to the Medication Administration Program, with responsibilities of doing both live & virtual trainings. Some of the trainings include the 21-hour Medication Administration Certification Course, Medication Administration Review class, Infection Control, Safe swallowing, New Employee training, Nurse Orientation, Trained Course (for Self-hired Employees) LPN Authorization & the Endorsed Instructor program. Collaborates with peers in determining educational needs of staff & individuals; participate in development of curriculum; updating current curriculum; may participate on committees; be a part of state-wide NCI meetings; staff development monthly meetings; nursing regional monthly meetings. Additionally, NCI conducts tutoring for staff that requires additional help to pass the initial Medication Administration exam. It is important to note that the training sessions are delivered in both in-person classroom and in webinar settings.
Our mission is to partner with the individuals we support and their families, to support lifelong planning and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.
We offer competitive benefits including a hybrid retirement plan where new employees may elect to enroll in the State Employees Retirement System which provides a retirement benefit, including retiree health insurance. Paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. Also group life insurance and other supplemental benefits.
Please ensure that your application is complete and it includes how your experience meets the minimum and preferred qualifications as listed in this posting. Please include your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
A minimum of one year experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is required.
At any point later in the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job posting, unless otherwise specified.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
Please note that not all applicants will be contacted for interview and are encouraged to apply for future postings.
If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860-418-6022 or Renee.LaBarge@ct.gov.
Should you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state health care facility or institution this class is accountable for developing curricula and teaching the principles and practices of nursing and health related subjects to nursing personnel and interdisciplinary staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In collaboration with interdisciplinary staff members participates in assessment of educational needs and requirements of staff and individuals by determining areas of deficiencies and considering government regulations; participates in development of curricula; conducts research to obtain most recent information about identified topic; delivers curricula to targeted groups including instruction in theory and provision of clinical experience; evaluates effectiveness of curricula through analyses of class participation, feedback and written tests; participates in workshops designed for career advancement of nursing staff; instructs staff of all levels in orientation and other programs; supervises learning experiences of staff in programs; acts as a role model to nursing and health care staff by demonstrating and teaching professional behaviors; participates in approved continuing education programs to enhance professional competence and shares this information with other staff members; prepares and submits reports as required; maintains records of those individuals participating in educational programs; protects human and civil rights of individuals and staff; may participate on committees and in recruitment process; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing in appropriate specialty serviced by agency; knowledge of teaching, counseling and evaluation principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to develop curricula; ability to interview; ability to identify the potential of applicants for health careers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in hospital or institutional nursing as a registered professional nurse in the appropriate specialty serviced by the agency.
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 individuals serviced by the agency.
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 nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- DDS Medication Administration Endorsed Instructor
- Teaching experience
- The ability to work off hours/weekend/holidays for training needs
- Computer proficiency with Outlook, Word, and Excel
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
2. 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.