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 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 Facility Licensing and Investigations Section (FLIS)! This position will be located centrally at our offices in Hartford, at 410 Capitol Avenue. This position is a full-time, first shift, thirty five (35) hour per week. There is a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday.
We are looking for someone who will:
- Supervise nurse consultants and are responsible for the quality assurance review for all licensure and certification surveys conducted in all licensed and/or certified health care entities
- Ensure that licensure and certification activities are completed in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes and the State Operations Manual (SOM)
- Oversee in making compliance decisions as a result of inspection activities
The Facility Licensing and Investigations Section (FLIS) holds jurisdiction over the licensing and clinical care and services provided by Connecticut's healthcare institutions. FLIS licenses, tracks, investigates, and regulates over 1,900 licensed facilities. In partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) FLIS is also responsible for the certification of certain institutions as required by federal law. Our section had a critically important role in the State’s pandemic response ensuring that nursing homes were in compliance with infection control standards.
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.
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- 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.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- 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.
- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- 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 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.
- 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.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
- 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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, 860-924-7053.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health, Facility Licensing and Investigation Section (FLIS), 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; conducts 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Supervisory capacity is interpreted as having administrative supervision of registered nurses or other professional staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
- A Master's degree in health services administration, nursing or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Experience independently review a regulatory work product and conclude regarding compliance versus non-compliance with state and federal laws
- Experience with investigation and survey protocols with regards to licensed and certified healthcare entities
- Experience with reviewing plans of correction in response to identification of non-compliance during the course of inspection activities
- Experience prioritizing, managing and tracking multiple enforcement cases
- Experience and ability to orally present educational programs to small and large groups
- Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
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.