The incumbent reports to a Social Service Senior Administrator and plays a lead/supervisory role in the Risk Management Section of the Quality Assurance and Risk Management Unit. Duties include using nursing-specific and other healthcare-related knowledge and skills to access the quality of community-based care pursuant to regulatory standards for mental health and substance use treatment providers. Work includes examining specific incidents and trends regarding community-based care and safety, and conducting investigations as needed. The incumbent reviews findings and correction action strategies with agency leaders to effect improvements.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Provides expert nursing consultation in the specialty program to which assigned. Independently manages and provides direct care to a group of patients with needs in a specialty area.
- Advises public health groups and members of the public health care team on matters related to nursing services and health care.
- Analyzes nursing techniques and recommends modifications based on state-of-the-art technological knowledge. Serves as resource nurse and point-of-contact for a specialty area developing the overall nursing plan for maintaining current nursing practice in that specialty.
- Assists public health nursing services in developing and carrying out staff education programs. Prepares educational materials and assists in planning and developing health and educational programs for community groups.
- Provides assistance in developing guidelines and manuals for specific aspects of nursing services. Formulates standards of nursing practice in a specialty area and ensures quality assurance and compliance.
- Prepares or furnishes data for articles and lectures and participates in surveys and research studies.
- Conducts workshops, conferences, and seminars in the specialty and may be required to speak before special interest groups, community organizations, medical and health care groups, or the general public.
- Prepares a variety of records, reports, and summaries in support of program planning, organization, implementation and evaluation.
- May be required to train student nurses and other health care team members in the incumbent's specialized area of nursing.
- May serve on a variety of committees, boards or commissions representing the Department as the expert in a specialized area of nursing.
- Assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of staff assigned to specialty program, coordinates and may oversee the work of health care team members providing program services.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Nurse Consultant
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Masters degree or higher in Psychiatric Nursing.
- Possession of a Delaware Registered Nurse license OR multi-state compact license.
Conditions of Hire
This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.
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