Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Nurse Coordinator (Psychiatric) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190807-1975FP-001


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.   

The DMHAS, Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS) is currently recruiting for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator (Psychiatric) (PCN 110816) in our Behavioral Health Homes (BHH) Program, outpatient. The Clinical Nurse Coordinator will facilitate the coordination of services that include comprehensive care management, care coordination, health promotion, transitional care, individual and family support services, referral to community services, clinical teams and other medical professionals. The position will also facilitate health education groups, perform and track required health screenings and assessments, monitor and report on required BHH goals and outcomes. The DMHAS Behavioral Health Home program is an innovative, integrated healthcare service delivery model that is recovery-oriented, person and family centered and promises better patient experience and better outcomes than those achieved in traditional services. This delivery model facilitates access to an inter-disciplinary array of behavioral health care, medical care, and community-based social services.

This position is located at Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610.  This is a full-time position, 40 hours. The work schedule is 1st shift, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The SWCMHS, with three locations throughout Fairfield County, promotes and administers comprehensive recovery oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment. These services include inpatient treatment programs and outpatient clinical services, as well as a wide range of additional supportive treatment services.     

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.                                                                                                                   

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Arnetia Douglas at or (203) 551-7078.   


In a state facility this class is accountable for coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple wards OR for serving as liaison between the institution and community programs and placement settings.


Writes clinical program objectives, policies, procedures and manuals; conducts client health assessments; develops, implements and reviews client health care plans; participates or chairs client centered interdisciplinary teams; interviews client; accompanies client on visits to treatment programs or placement settings; follows up on client care in community programs to assure client in least restrictive environment; assures continuity of care to prevent recidivism; applies for financial aid for client through Department of Social Services; maintains records of client progress or failure after placement; develops community health resources and provides on-going consultation and monitoring of services; acts as a resource person to staff and community; prepares reports and statistical summaries; may clinically supervise direct care staff in execution of clinical programs; may develop and conduct inservice educational programs for staff and families; may perform recordkeeping functions; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of psychiatric nursing and clinical therapeutic models of client care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches; knowledge of psychiatric illnesses and medications; knowledge of individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement; knowledge of structure of services for clients and their families in institutional and community oriented settings as related to parenthetical title; knowledge of aftercare facilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.


Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Head Nurse working with the type of clients indicated by the parenthetical title.



  1. A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  2. A 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 license as a registered nurse in Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.



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.