Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Community Nurse Coordinator (40 Hour)

Recruitment #211029-1539FP-001

Introduction



Are you an experienced DSS nurse looking for a promotional opportunity where you can make an impact? If so, we invite you to apply!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for a Supervising Community Nurse Coordinator in the Community Options Unit for the Division of Health Services, located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. This full-time (40 hour per week) position has a Monday through Friday schedule. The first shift hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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 the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to, including medical, vision and dental insurance as well as 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. 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

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Dept. of Social Services, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates currently holding the title of Health Program Associate, who have permanent status and wish to be considered for lateral transfer, are now required to submit their application for consideration. All Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications  - as listed on the job opening - must submit an application and  will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.

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 note: 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 in this job class.

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

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, college transcripts, licenses, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

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 Department of Social Services, Home and Community Based Services unit this class is accountable for supervising a professional nursing staff engaged in providing consultation to access agencies who provide case management to consumers and their families regarding social services program-based healthcare services.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; motives and evaluates staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; assesses, evaluates and monitors quality of documentation, records and information concerning community health services; analyzes and evaluates home and community base services provided; prepares reports and correspondence; acts as a liaison with other units, agencies and outside organizations regarding unit policies and procedures; may conduct on site visits to facilities for quality of care and or compliance with federal and state regulations; may testify in court on state and federal policy and regulation; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing care administration for a variety of specialties with varied settings; considerable knowledge of managed care practices; considerable knowledge of principles and practices pertinent to community processes; considerable knowledge of state, federal and local health agencies and programs; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to problem solve; considerable ability to understand and communicate health programs; considerable ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience as a registered professional nurse in a position involving home healthcare, nursing homes or other community based nursing program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Community Nurse Coordinator.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
  • Supervising professional nursing staff
  • Providing clinical consultation
  • Supervising a diverse team
  • Collaborating with providers, agencies and organizations
  • Working with Medicaid waiver services
  • Working with web-based computer systems
  • Training in community based long term services and supports
  • With utilization review and prior authorizations

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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.



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