Clinical Nurse Coordinator (General) (35 Hour)


Recruitment #240415-1974HC-001


Are you a Registered Nurse in Connecticut looking for career advancement? 
If so, apply today!

The State of Connecticut, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS)- South Region,(Private Division) - has a full-time, first shift job opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator, to be located in Wallingford, CT.

Comprehensive Benefit Offerings: 
  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Comprehensive Benefits which include industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • 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. 
  • A recruitment and retention stipend of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) shall be paid annually to Employees in the classification of Clinical Nurse Coordinator. This stipend shall be paid in two (2) installments in July and December of each contract year.

    The Role:
    • Completes the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process for DDS individuals who are admitted to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) 
    • Conducts Level II evaluations on DDS individuals known or suspected to have ID/DD or related condition(s)
    • Conducts long-term care visits on DDS individuals residing in a Skilled Nursing Facility    
    • Participates in regional on-call system
    • The caseload includes both behavioral and medically involved individuals
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Position Highlights: 
    • This is a full-time (70 hours/biweekly), first (1st) shift position, with a work schedule as follows: 
    • 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 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.
    • This position requires consistent travel between DDS locations on site and across the state that may need to be done at short notice.

    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.

    For Assistance in Applying:

    To Apply:
    • This position requires consistent travel between DDS locations on site and across the state that may need to be done at short notice.

    • 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.

    • At any point later in the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisor references, college transcripts, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

    • If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Tommy Wilson, EEO Specialist 1 at (860) 418-6148 or
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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 and reference the recruitment number. 
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    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.


    • 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 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.


    Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.


    • 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.


    Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience: 
    • Working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987 and how it applies to individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental disabilities  
    • Experience communicating, interacting with, and explaining information to Skilled Nursing Facilities and the Public
    • 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 with clinical documentation, including documenting events in writing
    • Experience reviewing health information and formulating reports based on that information
    • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel.


    • 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.



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