Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Nurse Coordinator (Part Time)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220614-1974HC-001

Introduction

Are you licensed as a registered nurse who enjoys providing services to others? Are you ready to take that next step in your career? We are looking for you to be a part of our team and invite you to check out this exciting opportunity!  

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – West Region seeks a talented and qualified individual for the position of Clinical Nurse Coordinator to be located at the Spruce Brook Respite Center, in Southbury, CT. This is a part-time (56 hours/biweekly), first shift position, with a work schedule as follows:  

Week One (28 Hours):

  • 8:00am- 3:30pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 12:00pm - 7:30pm, Thursday.
  • Regular Days Off: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday  

Week Two (28 Hours):

  • 8:00am - 3:30pm, Friday, Monday & Tuesday; 12:00pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday.
  • Regular Days Off: Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday
  • However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job.  

In this role, the selected candidate will cover Spruce Brook Respite Center; may be required to cross-cover other respite nurses and/or assist with Individual and IFS Nursing cases. In specific respite role, nurse confirms the visit of guests; reviews guests' health information prior to visit and obtains physician's orders required for guests' respite stay. In respite role, the nurse also oversees delegation of medication administration, and other nursing delegated tasks, to medication certified staff. Additionally, among other duties assigned, we would have you:  

  • Writes clinical program objectives, policies, procedures and manuals
  • Conducts individual health assessments
  • Develops, implements and reviews individual health care plans
  • Participates or chairs individual centered interdisciplinary teams
  • Follows up on individual care in community programs to assure individual in least restrictive environment
  • Develops community health resources and provides on-going consultation and monitoring of services
  • Acts as a resource person to staff and community
  • Prepares reports and statistical summaries
  • May clinically supervise direct care staff in execution of clinical programs
  • May develop and conduct in-service educational programs for staff and families
  • May perform recordkeeping functions

As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more.  

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!  

*This salary range shall increase effective July 1, 2022.

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.  

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

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. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.   

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. 

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.

  • Incumbents must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
  • Incumbents will be required to travel.  

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, EEO Specialist 2 at (860) 418-6143 or Jennifer.Borenski@ct.gov.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, at Julie.Barker@ct.gov.

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.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state facility this class is accountable for coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple units OR for serving as liaison between the facility and community programs and placement settings.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Writes clinical program objectives, policies, procedures and manuals; conducts individual health assessments; develops, implements and reviews individual health care plans; participates or chairs individual centered interdisciplinary teams; interviews individual; accompanies individual on visits to treatment programs or placement settings; follows up on individual care in community programs to assure individual in least restrictive environment; assures continuity of care to prevent recidivism; applies for financial aid for individual through Department of Social Services; maintains records of individual progress or failure after placement; develops community health resources and provides on-going consultation and monitoring of services; acts as a resource person to staff and community; prepares reports and statistical summaries; may clinically supervise direct care staff in execution of clinical programs; may develop and conduct inservice educational programs for staff and families; may perform recordkeeping functions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models of individual care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches; knowledge of individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement; knowledge of structure of services for individuals and their families in institutional and community oriented settings; knowledge of aftercare facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Head Nurse working with the type of individuals serviced by the facility.

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been providing consultation and evaluating the assessment of nursing services provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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 nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:  

  • Working with both children and adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities;  
  • Interacting with and explaining information to individuals in a fast-paced environment that involves considerable phone and email contact;  
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel;  
  • Coordinating supports for discharge planning of individuals from hospitals or rehab facilities to own or family homes;  
  • Training and overseeing medication administration certification for non-licensed staff.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered nurse in Connecticut.
  2. 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.