Supervising Nurse (40 Hour)


Recruitment #240207-5922FP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), Albert J. Solnit Children's Center is recruiting a qualified individual for a Supervising Nurse to serve as a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Coordinator.

Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • First (1st) shift
  • Week 1: Saturday & Sunday off
  • 40 hours are dedicated to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Coordinator role primarily
  • Week 2: Friday & Monday off
  • 16 hours, or 2 shifts, in the OPS Supervising Nurse Office (weekend coverage)
  • 24 hours, or 3 shifts, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Coordinator role primarily
  • Albert J. Solnit Hospital, Middletown, CT
The Role:
  • Operational shift supervisor 
  • Coordinate Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Act in an administrative and clinical supervisory role for twenty-four-hour nursing coverage
  • Plan, organize, and direct health services 
  • You would be entrusted to lead as a shift supervisor
  • Manage a team of direct care staff
  • Act in an administrative and clinical supervisory role for twenty-four-hour nursing coverage
  • Plan, organize, and direct health services
About Us:
Albert J. Solnit Children's Center - Middletown, CT is widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. This state-administered Psychiatric facility and hospital provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents under the age of eighteen, with severe mental illness and related behavioral and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. 

What’s In It For You:
  • 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;
  • 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
  • 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.
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loan forgiveness after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
Discover the opportunity to: 
  • Engage in a rewarding career
  • Assist our employees so they can achieve success
  • Make a difference in the public sector
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment  
Connecticut offers you a blend of professional advancement and a high-quality lifestyle. As a state we are renowned for our top-tier medical facilities and ample opportunities for career growth and development. Beyond professional prospects, Connecticut boasts a high standard of living, featuring safe communities, excellent schools, and a diverse range of cultural and recreational activities. This combination of professional excellence and a well-rounded lifestyle make Connecticut an appealing destination for those who want to thrive both in their careers and personal lives.

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Selection Plan


  1. Review the eligibility and documentation requirements for CT license by endorsement of an out-of-state license;
  2. Complete a CT DPH online application online (expand the ‘Public Health Practitioners’ grouping, select ‘Registered Nurse’ and then ‘Start’;
  3. 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.
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Application Process:

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

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

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

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

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Christopher Lavallee at


In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising nursing staff engaged in professional nursing activities.


  • Plans, organizes and directs health services for an assigned program, unit(s), facility or geographical area; 
  • Ensures that goals, objectives and work performed are consistent with standards and that quality care is provided to individuals; 
  • Provides clinical guidance to nursing staff; 
  • Selects, develops, motivates and evaluates staff; 
  • Conducts performance evaluations; 
  • Monitors the quality of documentation, records and other information concerning services and care; 
  • Ensures that resources are available to provide quality services; 
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services; 
  • Participates in the development of long-range plans for health care programs; 
  • Acts as a liaison with other units, agencies and outside organizations; 
  • Prepares, analyzes and evaluates reports and other information concerning the delivery of services; 
  • Responds to psychiatric or medical emergencies; 
  • May physically restrain individuals; 
  • May oversee all nursing operations in the absence of the Director of Nursing; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply nursing principles, clinical therapeutic models, and standards of nursing; 
    • specialized individual care in the assigned nursing areas; 
    • current medications, their actions, interactions, uses and side effects; 
    • and sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic differences; 
    • and ability to apply family systems theory; 
    • procedures and protocols of applicable accrediting institutions; 
  • Knowledge of management and administrative principles and human resource development strategies; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Considerable ability to
    • establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other professionals, community resources and providers; 
    • encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust and group identity to foster commitment and team work; 
    • provide leadership and guidance in developing and maintaining nursing standards and enhancing health care systems for the delivery of essential services; 
    • respond to crises’ and emergencies; 
    • use professional judgment to identify areas for improvement and participate in development of quality initiatives; 
  • Supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse in a hospital, regional, institutional or psychiatric setting.


  • 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.


  • Experience working in a hospital, regional, institutional, or psychiatric setting
  • Experience working with children in a hospital, regional, institutional, or psychiatric setting
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Experience preparing reports
  • Experience facilitating meetings
  • Experience coordinating Pharmacy and Therapeutics


  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.



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.