Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Nurse Consultant (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210326-7400FP-001

Introduction



Would you like an opportunity to apply your nursing knowledge to Medical Review and Utilization Teams for healthcare programs in CT? If so, please consider joining our team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for a Supervising Nurse Consultant for the Division of Health Services, in the Medical Policy and Consultation Unit, located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. This full-time (40 hour per week) first shift position has a Monday through Friday schedule.

This position supports the Division of Health Services (DHS) Medical Director in providing clinical leadership in the development, implementation, review and evolution of care delivery interventions and quality metrics for the proposed slate of new value-based payment arrangements in HUSKY Health including:
  • Primary care
  • Hospital-based projects
  • Maternity bundle
Playing an integral role in improving health equity and population health for HUSKY Health members, which is a major focus area for DHS, this position will help provide clinical input and oversight to various programs related to the DHS.

Our agency delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut’s multi-faceted health and human services agency. DSS serves about 1 million residents of all ages in all 169 Connecticut cities and towns. We support the basic needs of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities. Services are delivered through 12 field offices, central administration, and online and phone access options. Follow us on twitter@ctdss and see what we are all about!

We offer competitive benefits including 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. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

The Department of Social Services participates in the E-Verify system, which is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Selection Plan

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job 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.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

If you applied to the recent posting recruitment# 210223-7400FP-001, you do not need to reapply to be considered. 

At any point during 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 reports, supervisory references, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to submit these documents with your application.

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.

If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn Raymond, Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Public Health and Social Services and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, this class is accountable for supervising staff in a major program which requires the application of professional nursing knowledge.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; speaks to professional and lay groups; participates as a member of professional and lay group committees established to upgrade nursing and health care services; may conduct on site visits to facilities independently or as team leader to resolve special problems; may testify in court on state and federal policies and regulations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing care, administration and education; considerable knowledge of standards of care and service delivery in licensed health care facilities or institutions, community based nursing agencies, local health departments, licensed home health agencies and ambulatory care facilities; considerable knowledge of local, state and federal health agencies and programs; considerable knowledge of standards in long term care facilities; considerable knowledge of hospital nursing services; considerable knowledge of skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities organization and operational problems; considerable understanding of provision of medical and nursing care in a variety of settings; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience as a professional nurse in a position of administration, consultation, education or supervision.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
  • Basic Medicaid knowledge across numerous aspects of CT Medicaid programs
  • Understands health care systems both from a payor and provider perspective
  • Providing direct patient care
  • Working knowledge and interest in health equity and population health
  • Able to research, understand, and explain health care payment systems
  • Research and the ability to translate and communicate research simply and effectively

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 travel.
NOTES:
1. Administrative Capacity is interpreted as managerial responsibility in setting and implementing policies, carrying out program planning and evaluation, coordinating special projects, etc. in the area of nursing service delivery.
2. Consultative Capacity is interpreted as provision of professional expert nursing advice to other than subordinate staff on major programmatic issues in the area of nursing service delivery.
3. Educational Capacity is interpreted as experience in a full time professional teaching position instructing professional nurses in a formalized program or students in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program.
4. Supervisory Capacity is interpreted as administrative supervision of registered nurses or other professional staff including accountability for hiring, firing, reviewing and evaluating employee performance in the area of nursing service delivery.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.