State of Connecticut - Department of Developmental Services

Clinical Nurse Coordinator (General) (35 Hour) (Office/On-site)

State of Connecticut - Department of Developmental Services

Aug 5th, 2022
$ 68499 - 92753 / Year
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Are you experienced in providing consultation and evaluation of nursing services for individuals with intellectual disabilities?
If so, we invite you to apply for an exciting opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks qualified professional for the position of
Clinical Nurse Coordinatorfor the South Region (Position#022635) based out of the Wallingford Office in the Private Health Services Division.

This is a full-time thirty-five (35) hour per week position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Regular days off are Saturday and Sunday. However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job.

What we offer:
We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

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, DDS EEO Employment Specialist 2
860-418-6143or [email protected]

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.

Requirements for this position:
  • Must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator License
  • Will be required to travel
  • Must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse in CT
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 [email protected]

Important information after you apply:
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. 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.

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.

Connect with us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn Raymond, [email protected]

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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 individual; 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 inservice 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; knowledge of individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement; knowledge of structure of services for individuals and their families in institutional and community oriented settings; knowledge of aftercare facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Head Nurse working with the type of individuals serviced by the facility.

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been providing consultation and evaluating the assessment of nursing services provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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 who possess the following experience:
  • Working with the medical and behavioral needs of individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities across the life span.
  • Working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.
  • With writing skills as it pertains to clinical documentation.
  • Working in community and family home settings and coordinating in home supports.
  • Working with the private sector and families.
  • Reviewing health information and formulate reports.
  • Staying in sync with DDS health policies.
  • Working with Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Word and Excel.

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.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach State of Connecticut - Department of Developmental Services directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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