Nurse Clinical Instructor (40 Hour)

Recruitment #240408-5914FP-001


Are you an experienced nurse looking to make an impact beyond the bedside? Join our team as a Nurse Clinical Instructor and shape the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), seeks a talented and qualified individuals for the position of Nurse Clinical Instructor in DDS Central Office, in the Education Support/Staff Development Division in Norwalk.

If you're ready to make a meaningful difference and contribute to enhancing the quality of life for those in need, we encourage you to apply today!

 What we can offer you:
  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'ForbesState of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • The State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees.
Position Details:
  • Full-time – 40 hours/week
  • 1st Shift
  • Monday- Friday
  • Although first shift hours are assigned, candidate must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency. Statewide travel may be expected.
  • Consistent travel between DDS locations on site and across the state that may need to be done at short notice. 
  • Hybrid schedule available at the successful completion of the Working Test Period and based on agency needs/approval.
Seize this chance to empower the future of healthcare – apply now!

Selection Plan

    • 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. 
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  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
  • If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Tommy Wilson, DDS EEO 1 at (860) 418-6148 or 
  • 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.  
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application 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.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  
  • Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Liz Pinette at
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 
  • 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 
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
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In a state health care facility or institution this class is accountable for developing curricula and teaching the principles and practices of nursing and health related subjects to nursing personnel and interdisciplinary staff.


  • In collaboration with interdisciplinary staff members participates in assessment of educational needs and requirements of staff and individuals by determining areas of deficiencies and considering government regulations; 
  • Participates in development of curricula; 
  • Conducts research to obtain most recent information about identified topic; 
  • Delivers curricula to targeted groups including instruction in theory and provision of clinical experience; 
  • Evaluates effectiveness of curricula through analyses of class participation, feedback and written tests; 
  • Participates in workshops designed for career advancement of nursing staff; 
  • Instructs staff of all levels in orientation and other programs; 
  • Supervises learning experiences of staff in programs; 
  • Acts as a role model to nursing and health care staff by demonstrating and teaching professional behaviors; 
  • Participates in approved continuing education programs to enhance professional competence and shares this information with other staff members; 
  • Prepares and submits reports as required; 
  • Maintains records of those individuals participating in educational programs; 
  • Protects human and civil rights of individuals and staff; 
  • May participate on committees and in recruitment process; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of 
    • principles and practices of nursing in appropriate specialty serviced by agency; 
  • Knowledge of 
    • teaching, counseling and evaluation principles and techniques; 
  • Considerable 
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to 
    • develop curricula; 
    • interview; 
    • identify the potential of applicants for health careers.


Three (3) years of experience in hospital or institutional nursing as a registered professional nurse.


  • 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.


  • DDS Endorsed Nurse Instructor credentials.
  • Experience with both classroom and virtual teaching.
  • Current and valid driver's license.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including, Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams.


  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.