Are you looking to advance your rewarding career within the Department of Correction?
If so, we encourage you to consider this opportunity!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a Head Nurse to join our team at the Osborn Correctional Institution located in Somers, CT.
This position will be third shift, 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM, 72 hours bi-weekly, with requirements of working rotating holidays and weekends.
As an internal, agency only recruitment, this position is only open to employees within the Department of Correction.
You will have the opportunity to:
What we can offer you:
Deliver high quality care to the inmate population through general nursing processes including establishing care plans, developing unit procedures, health and safety standards, and staff development to meet the needs of the unit's demands;
Focus on infection control services and providing education to the inmate population, with a focus on prevention;
Lead a healthcare unit - Supervision will include the roles of: Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, inmate workers and/or other assigned staff.
This is a Hazardous Duty position and offers a comprehensive benefits plan including:
A pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV)
Excellent health and dental benefits
Additional supplemental benefits!
In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
• In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
• The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
• Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. 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 not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
• All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Important Information After You Apply:
• 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 questionnaire'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.
• 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
• The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Mackenzie Coleman at email@example.com.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a Department of Correction facility, this class is accountable for
the supervision and administration of an assigned nursing, mental health or
related specialty unit including the direction and coordination of staff in
order to ensure that the highest quality of nursing and/or mental health care
is provided for the inmate population.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
HEALTH SERVICES: Leads planning of care and
implementation of nursing process; coordinates nursing and/or mental health
unit workflow; determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews
work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; identifies staff development
needs; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in
conducting performance evaluations; ensures controlled drugs are properly
stored, administered and ordered; leads professional and paraprofessional
nursing staff in provision of inmate general and mental health care; instructs
staff regarding policies and procedures; maintains and promotes standards of
nursing; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside
officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may participate in
interdisciplinary meetings; may make recommendations on policies or standards;
may prepare reports and correspondence; may physically restrain inmates, quell
disturbances and otherwise assist mental health and correction staff in
emergencies; performs related duties as required.
INFECTION CONTROL: Leads
planning and implementation of infection control services for correctional
inmates and individuals re-entering the community in order to protect the
health and safety of inmates, staff and the public; assures quality performance
in implementation of infection control program by contracted health care
provider; provides education and training to inmates including infection
prevention and control; monitors and ensures quality care through observation and
evaluation; maintains records and makes reports; may develop infection
prevention curriculum and educational materials for inmate education; may
physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist mental
health and correction staff in emergencies; performs related duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to
independently apply nursing principles, techniques and standards; considerable
knowledge of medication, their actions, interactions, uses and side effects;
knowledge of general and mental health conditions and treatment interventions
through utilization of assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome, identification,
health planning, implementation and re-evaluation; knowledge of and sensitivity
to cultural and socio-economic differences; knowledge of emergency and
operating room nursing procedures and techniques; knowledge of teaching,
counseling and evaluation principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal
skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to act as a role model
to health care staff; ability to interview; ability to develop curricula;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
1. Candidates may be required to have experience working
with adolescents or in women's health or mental health care.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain
a current license or temporary permit as a Registered Professional Nurse in
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be
fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign
Language in certain designated positions.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to
possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
5. Incumbents in this class may be required to
In addition to the checking of references and of
facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each
candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.
Incumbents in this class must possess general
good health and retain sufficient stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity
necessary to perform all duties of the class. Incumbents are required to pass a
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift
and restrain inmates; may have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious
diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive inmates; may be
exposed to disagreeable conditions.
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.