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The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health is hiring!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Nurse Consultant to join our team. This position will be a part of our Practitioner Investigation Unit (PIU), which is within the Healthcare Quality and Safety Branch. See below for additional information on this great opportunity!

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:
Work Schedule: Typically Monday – Friday
Work Hours: Full-time, First Shift, 35 hours per week
Work Assignment: The work assignment will be in office to start. There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and partial telework in accordance with State policies.
Location: 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage
Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
Retirement healthcare offerings
Professional growth and development opportunities
A healthy work/life balance!
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
Investigating complaints against licensed healthcare professionals who are regulated by the Department
Conducting investigations and inspections within the Practitioner Investigations Unit
Reviewing and applying relevant statutes, obtaining evidence, conducting interviews, and documenting findings
Collaborating with local law enforcement, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents, and other agencies during an investigation
Exercising discretion in handling confidential information
You may also be required to travel within the state, speak before large groups, provide technical assistance and/or provide testimony
MORE ABOUT THE AGENCY AND FACILITIES:
The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:

 

Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy
Preventing disease, injury, and disability
Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

The Practitioner Investigation Unit (PIU) is part of the Healthcare Quality and Safety Branch of the Connecticut Department of Public Health which investigates complaints to comply with Sec. 19a-14 of the Connecticut General Statutes, which requires and authorizes the Department to investigate complaints against licensed health practitioners. The Nurse Consultant may also conduct on- site inspections of healthcare service sites to observe and assess infection control compliance, or non-adherence to scope of practice issues. The PIU investigates cases based on complaints in the following categories: practice-related, drug-related, boundary violations, sexual misconduct, abuse, fraud, and certain criminal convictions.

About State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:

 

Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy
Preventing disease, injury, and disability
Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.