In a state agency health care delivery system this class is accountable for providing advanced nursing and consultation services.
Works under the limited supervision of a physician, administrator or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise/lead clinical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Provides appropriate nursing and/or health care services to patients including clinical assessments, treatments, diagnosing medical conditions, assessing emergencies, ordering diagnostic studies, prescribing medications, leading cardiac arrest codes and documenting medical care; performs specialized duties in providing medical and psychiatric care to a variety of patients including hospitalized and ambulatory individuals with acute and chronic conditions; monitors delivery of health care services; consults with clinical staff regarding assessment methods and treatment plans; assists regional and/or central office staff in determining need for contractual health services; provides direction to staff on appropriate health record documentation; functions as liaison between agency and community health care providers; prepares reports on health services, problems and investigations; participates in quality assurance and other clinical committees as needed; may assist families and other groups in understanding medical needs of clients serviced by agency; may participate as a member of multi-disciplinary evaluation team; may provide training to nursing and paraprofessional staff; may direct agency clinic services; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of state, federal and local health care agencies and programs; knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to advanced nursing practice; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable clinical assessment and evaluation skills; administrative ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
A current license as an advanced practice registered nurse issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group HC 27 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to modify Examples of Duties and Re-evaluation)