Nurse Clinician (40 Hour) at The Department of Children and Families in Hartford, Connecticut

Posted in Other 9 days ago.





Job Description:


Introduction





The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) 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.

Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC) is a community based mental health center which provides an array of innovative clinical and community support services to individuals with a psychiatric disability, in many cases with co-occurring problems of substance abuse. CRMHC also collaborates with the Greater Hartford DMHAS-Funded Mental Health Programs that is comprised of 15 non-profit agencies located in Hartford and West Hartford. These agencies work together to provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to nearly 3300 individuals and families. We serve adults with serious psychiatric disabilities or the co-occurring disorders of psychiatric illness and substance use, 18 years and older who reside in Hartford (Catchment Area 23), West Hartford, Farmington, Avon, Canton and Simsbury (Catchment Are 18). Our mission is to partner with persons in recovery to ensure access to high quality and culturally competent person-centered behavioral healthcare services.

Are you looking for a challenging Nurse position with clinical responsibilities? Then you won't want to miss this Nurse Clinician job opportunity! We currently seek qualified individuals for the position of Nurse Clinician (PCN: 26907), for the Forensics Outpatient Program. This position is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. The schedule is 1st shift working Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. We are located at 500 Vine Street in Hartford, CT 06112.

Discover the opportunity to:


  • Write monthly reports for those on Transitional Leave, including, documenting in electronic health record;

  • Attend treatment planning meetings and engagement visits at Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH);

  • Provide testimony at Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) hearings;

  • Provide transportation to and from WFH for those acquitted and in the community, as needed;

  • Conduct a weekly group called PSRB Community Transition Group.

We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! We offer outstanding work/life balance and limitless opportunity.



Selection Plan



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

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.

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 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.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov or (860) 785-6185.



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.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS



Our preferred candidate will have:


  • Experience providing supervision to clients who are coping with significant legal and psychiatric issues and/or clients who are under the jurisdiction of PSRB;

  • Experience working with psychiatric medications including the administration, tracking and monitoring their efficacy;

  • Experience documenting clinical data into an electronic medical record.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS



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.


Conclusion



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.