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Type: Full Time
Location: NORWALK, Connecticut
Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference, do what you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment* Do you bring Pediatric experience working with children and adolescents as a health professional and have worked as a part of a multidisciplinary team* If you are that candidate, then the State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families is looking for you to be a part of their team and encourages candidates to detail this information on their application.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is recruiting for a full-time (37.5 hours per week), Clinical Nurse Coordinator. The schedule is Monday - Friday 8:30 am 5:00 pm. This position is a regional position for DCF, Region 1 in our Norwalk Office. In this role, your coverage responsibilities will include two regional offices-Norwalk and Bridgeport, as needed. You will travel to regional offices, meetings and work related activities within the state. In this position, you will provide case support through nursing clinical consultation to social work staff.
The State of Connecticut offers a hybrid retirement plan where new employees may elect to participate in the State Employees Retirement System which provides a retirement benefit, including retiree health insurance. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals.
*New State Employees start at minimum salary range.
Please include a resume within the \\"Resume Tab\\" of your application.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Martina Gillespie at Martina.Gillespie@ct.gov or 860-704-4224.
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 agency.
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.
* 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.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.