Connecticut State - Department of Administrative Services
Our client is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.
Are you ready to take the next step in your nursing career while continuing to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our team of individuals committed to the goal of making a difference for individuals with mental health challenges!
The DMHAS, Connecticut Mental Health Center ( ) is currently recruiting for a Nurse Clinician within the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team located at 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 1st shift, full time, 35 hours per week, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with rotation of 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. shift approximately twice per pay period. May do off-hours telephone on-call by rotation.
When it opened in 1966, CMHC was part of a new vision: to treat people with mental illness in their communities, to provide a place for researchers from many fields to find new treatments, and to teach professionals in the care of mental illness. We are an urban community mental health center with an exceptional 30-year tradition of serving individuals with serious mental illness. Founded in 1966, the CMHC cares for more than 5,000 people a year in a variety of services.
Discover the opportunity to:
- Provide both traditional nursing functions as well as skilled psychotherapeutic care for patients on the ACT Team;
- Complete comprehensive nursing and clinical assessments for patients with acute psychiatric and addictive problems;
- Coordinate medical care for patients in collaboration with the team Psychiatrist;
- Meet clients in the community;
- Provide direct patient care that includes education, counseling, medication administration and documentation of the treatment and progress made by the patient;
- Provide consultation to the team regarding monitoring medical needs of the clients and the need for medical services;
- Serve as the liaison between the team, the agency Wellness Center, visiting nurses and the community health providers.
We participate in a that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off! We encourage a to all employees.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications – as listed on the job opening – will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Individuals considered for interview will be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. You do not have to attach these documents to your application.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at or (860) 785-9855.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Departments of Children and Families and Mental Health and Addiction Services and University of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care this class is accountable for conducting individual, group or family therapy, performing clinical assessments, history taking and mental status examinations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Elicits and records health history of client and/or patient; performs initial assessment using observation, interviews, inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion; leads or co-leads psychotherapy groups or family therapy with other professionals; assesses, develops, implements and evaluates a written client and/or patient treatment plan for individuals and/or families; provides clinical supervision regarding assessment and intervention of crisis situations; counsels clients and/or patients and families about illness, medication and health habits; documents all care given; refers complex or emergent conditions to a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist according to predetermined guidelines; may perform some emergency medical treatments such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, treatment for shock or hemorrhage and treatment for emotional crises; may prescribe medication; may order laboratory tests as needed to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings on physical examination; may provide individual therapy; may perform mental status examinations; may lead multidisciplinary teams; may provide clinical supervision for ward milieu including writing ward and/or unit treatment programs; may assist in training students and health professionals; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of psychiatric nursing processes with emphasis on clinical interviewing and individual, group and family psychotherapy; considerable knowledge of current modalities of treatment available for psychiatric patients with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches; considerable knowledge of theories and treatments of mental illnesses; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to observe changes in patient behavior; ability to make inferences and differential nursing diagnoses based on data available.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience as a professional nurse.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a psychiatric setting in supervised individual, group and/or family therapy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2. Master’s degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
4. Within the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, incumbents in this class who write medications must have a current license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse issued by the Department of Health.
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.
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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.