Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Clinical Care Nurse Specialist
Code: 4033 Range: 22 (Nurses) Salary: $42,744.00-$55,369.60/yr.
(This amount includes $1.00 stipend.)
Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $341.08 biweekly (base salary $30,000.01 - $79,999.99)
Value of State's share of employee's retirement: 11.54% of pay.
Opening Date: August 28, 2012
|| D. Webb
September 11, 2012
| (207) 287-4263
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children, ages birth to age 20. DHHS strives to provide quality programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families. The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) contracts for and provides oversight of behavioral health services. OCFS provides leadership in the development of a comprehensive system of care that ensures that each child develops to his/her full potential. OCFS works to ensure that children receive the most effective treatment, in the right place, at the right intensity and for the right duration of time.
This clinical consultation position provides an exciting opportunity for combining clinical skills and policy development. As part of the OCFS clinical consultation staff, you will be part of a statewide utilization review team responsible for ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of behavioral health treatment programs. This will include prior authorization, utilization review and quality improvement activities on a district wide basis related to childrenā€™s behavioral health care. You will ensure that children receive the most effective services in the least restrictive environment through review of: assessments, evaluations, past treatment history, social and educational function and family history. In addition you will monitor residential providers to ensure they meet the required residential standards and provide quality care. You will also serve as the Division's liaison to designated stakeholder groups. This position will require regular travel within an assigned geographic area.
Requirements: A Bachelors Degree in Nursing or related field and two (2) years nursing experience - OR - graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three (3) years experience as a professional nurse. Experience must include one (1) year experience as a head nurse. Preference will be given to those candidates with children' mental health experience.
Licensing Requirement: A current license as a Registered Nurse as issued by the Maine State Board of Nursing.
The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in the following areas:
1. The ability to formulate a differential diagnosis of children with mental health problems (including substance abuse and developmental disabilities), and determine appropriate evidence based practice treatment modalities based on the differential diagnosis.
2. The ability to engage and collaborate with stakeholders (internal and external) and partner agencies to develop effective solutions to challenging treatment situations.
3. The ability to identify significant program data and utilize it for program evaluation and quality improvement purposes.
Application and Information
For additional information about this position please contact Debra Webb, Personnel Officer at (207) 287-4263 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply, please forward a completed State of Maine application form, current resume and on a separate sheet of paper address the three performance areas in the requirement section prior to the recruitment closing date.
Debra L. Webb
DHHS Human Resources Division
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.