Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Nurse Consultant (21 Hour)

Part Time

Recruitment #211116-7400HC-001

Introduction



Are you looking to advance your career while being able to make a difference in your community? If so the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) has an exciting opportunity for you!

We are currently recruiting for qualified individuals for the position of Supervising Nurse Consultant. This person will work within our Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI-AR) Program. This position will be located centrally at our offices in Hartford, at 410 Capitol Avenue, however will be expected to conduct work on-site at healthcare facilities, at local health departments, and at other locations as needed to conducting trainings. This position is part-time, first shift, twenty-one (21) hour per week. There is a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday. There will be some opportunity for telework, flexible schedules, or alternate work schedules, in accordance with State policies.

THE SUPERVISING NURSE CONSULTANT WILL:

  • Lead training and provide guidance to the nurses in the Prevention and Outreach Unit
  • Develop competencies for on-site and remote infection control assessment, as well as response for HAI and AR in healthcare facilities
  • Report to the HAI-AR Program coordinator and medical director
Our Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI-AR) Program is responsible for surveillance, prevention, and response to healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AR) in Connecticut. The HAI-AR Program is composed of staff with expertise in healthcare infection prevention and control, who collaborate with organizations and clinicians to detect, prevent, and contain HAI and AR. This program, largely funded by cooperative agreements with the CDC, is building a Prevention and Outreach Unit. This unit has the responsibility of providing technical assistance in infection control and prevention to Connecticut healthcare facilities, such as: hospitals, nursing homes, hemodialysis units, outpatient offices.

The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:

  • Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability
  • Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

As a State employee, you have available a competitive benefits plan that includes excellent healthcare coverage, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, and more. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

* Please Note: This position is grant funded with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2023.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

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 position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

As a reminder:

  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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.
  • All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

For more information, we encourage you to contact the recruiter for this position, Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, (860) 924-7053.

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

Our ideal candidate will have experience:
  • Conducting infection control auditing.
  • Developing infection control policies and procedures in clinical settings.
  • With staff development and staff training.
  • Working with both clinical and public health organizations.
  • Hiring, supervising, and training nurses.

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.



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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.