Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (40 Hour)

Recruitment #180809-5913FP-002


The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services seeks qualified individuals for the position of Psychiatric APRN within the Young Adult Services Division.  This position is at Connecticut Valley  Hospital, located in Middletown, CT. This is a full-time, (40) hours per week, position.  The work schedule is as follows: Monday through  Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Position number 00089089

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application.  Applicants invited to interview will be asked to provide a copy of their current license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse issued by the CT Department of Public Health; for State Employees will be asked to supply their last two (2) Performance Evaluations; outside hires will be asked to supply two (2) letters of reference.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jim Anselmo at James.Anselmo, (860) 262-6730.


In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in a community or inpatient setting, this class is accountable for providing consultation, clinical teaching, clinical supervision, role modeling, program development and interdisciplinary cooperation with health care disciplines as well as providing individual, group and family therapy.


Assesses, plans and evaluates nursing process using a high level of expertise and clinical independence; provides health care to clients using increasingly complex methods of interaction such as group and family therapy; evaluates effectiveness of clinical care provided to clients; prescribes medication; consults with and/or leads members of interdisciplinary teams and community representatives to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health services; provides leadership in delivery of quality care; assists in establishment of criteria for monitoring of standards of direct client care; serves as professional role model for staff by demonstrating clinical expertise; provides clinical supervision of staff members for purpose of advancing knowledge in individual client relationships, direct care problems, group processes and family therapy; conveys new and existing knowledge in fields of health to nursing personnel, interdisciplinary team members and community groups; protects human and civil rights of clients and staff; initiates and supports research projects which are carried out in accordance with departmental guidelines; leads or co-leads psychotherapy or family therapy groups; teaches and supervises staff in provision of group therapy; provides clinical consultation regarding crisis intervention and mechanisms to prevent crisis situations; may identify problem areas related to nursing care and assist in collection of data; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of psychiatric nursing, treatment modalities and concepts of programs for individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders; considerable knowledge of advanced nursing principles and treatments; considerable knowledge of dynamics of behavior at individual, family and group levels; knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to advanced nursing practice; knowledge of research methodology; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable clinical assessment and evaluation skills; ability to examine, diagnose, assess and treat patients; ability to interpret diagnostic tests; ability to prescribe appropriate medications and other treatments; ability to provide clinical instruction; ability to utilize computer software; administrative ability.


A Master's degree in psychiatric and/or mental health nursing AND two (2) years of experience as a professional nurse working with individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders.


1. A Master's or higher degree in nursing outside the psychiatric and mental health field with a minimum of twenty-four (24) graduate or postgraduate level academic hours in psychiatric and mental health theory and supervised clinical training in two psychotherapeutic treatment modalities may be substituted for the Master's degree requirement of the General Experience.
2. The two (2) years of psychiatric and/or mental health nursing experience may be waived if the applicant is certified by the American Nurses Association as a Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist.


1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse issued by the Department of Public Health.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. § 1320a-7b(f).
3. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.