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Nurse Clinical Instructor

State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
Windham, CT
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
Nurse Clinical Instructor


Recruitment # 230906-5914FP-001

Location Windham, CT

Date Opened 9/11/2023 12:00:00 AM

Salary $80,242 - $108,653/year

Job Type Open to Agency Employees

Close Date 9/18/2023 11:59:00 PM

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+ Introduction

eeks a talented and qualified individual for the position of Nurse Clinical Instructor ( in DDS Central Office, in the Education Support/Staff Development Division!,

The State of Connecticut ( , Department of Developmental Services (DDS ( ), partners with the individuals we support and their families, to support lifelong planning and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.

What we can offer ( you:

+ 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.

+ NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nations best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetowns Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D. , along with comprehensive benefit offerings (

+ 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.

Position Highlights:

+ Full-time, 40 hours per week.

+ First shift with a Monday through Friday schedule. Although first shift hours are assigned, candidate must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency. Statewide travel may be expected.

+ Location: Windham (Willimantic)

Selection Plan

+ In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

+ The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

+ Must have a valid driver's license, Will be required to travel.

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

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ Note: 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.

+ Please visit our Applicant Tips on How to Apply ( page .

+ Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Liz Pinette at .

+ This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

+ The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

+ 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 candidates obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to .


In a state health care facility or institution this class is accountable for developing curricula and teaching the principles and practices of nursing and health related subjects to nursing personnel and interdisciplinary staff.


+ In collaboration with interdisciplinary staff members participates in assessment of educational needs and requirements of staff and individuals by determining areas of deficiencies and considering government regulations;

+ Participates in development of curricula;

+ Conducts research to obtain most recent information about identified topic;

+ Delivers curricula to targeted groups including instruction in theory and provision of clinical experience;

+ Evaluates effectiveness of curricula through analyses of class participation, feedback and written tests;

+ Participates in workshops designed for career advancement of nursing staff;

+ Instructs staff of all levels in orientation and other programs;

+ Supervises learning experiences of staff in programs;

+ Acts as a role model to nursing and health care staff by demonstrating and teaching professional behaviors;

+ Participates in approved continuing education programs to enhance professional competence and shares this information with other staff members;

+ Prepares and submits reports as required;

+ Maintains records of those individuals participating in educational programs;

+ Protects human and civil rights of individuals and staff;

+ May participate on committees and in recruitment process;

+ Performs related duties as required.


+ Considerable knowledge of

+ principles and practices of nursing in appropriate specialty serviced by agency;

+ Knowledge of

+ teaching, counseling and evaluation principles and techniques;

+ Considerable

+ interpersonal skills;

+ oral and written communication skills;

+ Ability to

+ develop curricula;

+ interview;

+ identify the potential of applicants for health careers.


Three (3) years of experience in hospital or institutional nursing as a registered professional nurse.


+ 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.


+ DDS Endorsed Nurse Instructor credentials.

+ Experience with both classroom and virtual teaching.

+ Experience with Microsoft Office, including, Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams.


+ Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered professional 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.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

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