Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Nurse Coordinator (General) (35 Hour)

Office/On-site Schedule

Recruitment #230123-1974HC-001

Introduction


Are you passionate about coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple units?
If so, join our team!

The State of Connecticut, the Department of  Developmental Services (DDS)-  South Region, Public Services Division, is currently accepting applications from qualified applicants for the role of Clinical Nurse Coordinator.
 
Comprehensive Benefit Offerings: 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees.
Position Highlights:
  • Located in Wallingford, CT. 
  • Full-time (70 hours/biweekly), first (1st) shift position, 
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday 
  • However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job. Must be willing and able to work off hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
The Role:
  • Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide services for CLA sites.
  • Conduct nursing assessments.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual nursing reports for residents on caseload.
  • Provide clinical supervision for direct care staff.
  • Monitor nursing services.
  • Provide and implement care for assigned caseload with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Comply with DDS and CLA regulations.
  • Act as consultant to clients' day services.
  • Directly supervise RN delegation.
  • Participates in regional on-call system.
  • The caseload includes both behavioral and medically involved individuals.

Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

To Apply:
  • 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.
  • This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
  • Will be required to travel.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our Applicant Tips on How to Apply page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • 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.
  • FOR THOSE WHO HOLD A RN LICENSE IN A STATE OTHER THAN CONNECTICUT AND WISH TO APPLY FOR A CONNECTICUT LICENSE, PLEASE: 
  • Review the eligibility and documentation requirements for CT license by endorsement of an out-of-state license;
  • Complete a CT DPH online application online (expand the ‘Public Health Practitioners’ grouping, select ‘Registered Nurse’ and then ‘Start’;
  • Request verification of your out-of-state license(s) electronically through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s :  Nursys® System.  To send verification of your license(s) to CT, read and agree to the terms, enter your biographic information, select your license type and select ‘SEARCH’.  Review the results and select the ‘Next’ button.  Check the box next to  ‘Connecticut’ and complete the transaction.   Once the transaction is completed, you will receive a confirmation email from Nursys and the verification will be available to the DPH.  Note that PA and MI verifications are not provided through Nursys.  Please contact those state boards for information on obtaining verification.
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Connect With Us:
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Anamaria Giangarra at Anamaria.giangarra@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number. 
  • Follow the State of Connecticut on LinkedIn.
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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 individuals; 
  • 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 in service 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; 
    • individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement; 
    • structure of services for individuals and their families in institutional and community oriented settings; 
    • aftercare facilities;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.

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 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: 
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Experience with basic nursing skills to include but not limited to: providing medication and nutrition via G-tube or J-tube, diabetic care, respiratory treatments, colostomy, cecostomy, and urostomy care, wound care, and catheterization.
  • Experience following current infection control practices.
  • Experience with clinical documentation including documenting events in writing.
  • Experience working in community and family home settings and coordinating in home supports.
  • Experience reviewing health information and formulating reports based on that information.
  • Experience and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience communicating, interacting with, and explaining information to internal partners, external partners, and the public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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



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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.