Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Nursing 1

Recruitment #220124-2751MP-001

Introduction


For over 140 years, Connecticut has been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a Department, we believe in "serving those who have served". This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services.

The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill. There are two paths for residency at the DVA:
  • Residential Facility which offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut veterans to independent living in the community; and
  • Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center which is a state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility and offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance.

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding Nurse leadership role? If you are, we invite you to apply! We currently seek a Director of Nursing. This position is full-time, 40 hour per week working Monday - Friday from 6:45 am - 3:15 pm.

In this role you will:

  • Develops and implement plans for nursing care;
  • Assist in planning and managing of nurse staffing and performance;
  • Assist in formulating program goals and objectives.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! We offer outstanding work/life balance and limitless opportunity.

Selection Plan

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job class.

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

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.

Applicant Correspondence - 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.

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.

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.

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

Effective October 1, 2021 and in order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

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

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov or (860) 785-6185.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Children and Families, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Veterans Affairs this class is accountable for directing nursing services or other clinical services.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs or assists with direction of staff and operation of nursing/clinical department; directs or assists with planning and managing of nursing/clinical activities; develops or assists with formulation of program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy incorporating current nursing/clinical research and professionally recognized standards; develops or assists in development and implementation of plans for care; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of department who might impact on program activities; makes rounds to determine quality of nursing care; assures optimal quality of care is provided in a safe environment; develops and/or implements effective ongoing programs to measure, assess and improve quality of nursing care, treatment and services delivered to patients; oversees programming for facility personnel to improve knowledge and practices of infection control; develops productive work teams; intervenes in crisis situations and investigates all unusual incidents; protects human and civil rights of patients and/or clients and staff; compiles data and prepares periodic reports; leads and participates in meetings; responsible for coordinating and providing twenty-four hour nursing coverage for facility or assigned unit(s); may provide direct patient and/or client care; may speak on behalf of nursing/clinical services; may oversee other disciplines including but not limited to pharmacy, respiratory therapy or social work; may participate in strategic planning; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practices in appropriate specialty; knowledge of behavioral health nursing; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of nursing administration; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; knowledge of principles and practices of infection control related to infections and preventable diseases; knowledge of current developments in field of nursing including current complexities of the healthcare industry; knowledge of principles and practices of infection control related to infections and preventable diseases; knowledge of trend variance analysis; some knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; some knowledge of marketing; some knowledge of and ability to develop strategic plans; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity in a health care organization/facility or hospital nursing.

Note:  For State employees, this is interpreted at or above the level of a Supervising Nurse.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our preferred candidate will:
  • Have experience following Department of Public Health (DPH) Skilled Nursing Facility protocols;
  • Have experience following Center for Medicaid and Medicare Service(CMS) regulations;
  • Have management experience in a Skilled Nursing Facility;
  • Have experience managing staff during COVID pandemic in a Skilled Nursing Facility;
  • Have experience with the DPH required Accident Incident Report.

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 possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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.