Are you a top-tier clinician with a dedication to mental health?
If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC
) is seeking to fill a top-tier clinician with expert boundary management, clinical assessment skills, and comfortable working with individuals with a full range of acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner
position is located at the New Haven Correctional Center in New Haven, CT. We invite you to explore this dynamic opportunity!
The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.
As an APRN you will be an on-site prescriber assisting our inmate population. You will work with a hardworking, multidisciplinary team to deliver the highest level of care across a diverse population in our unique environment.
You will have opportunities to care for a wide range of people with health concerns and gain invaluable experience while working in a highly dynamic work environment. The clinical and administrative demands of a facility require regular monitoring of individuals in acute infirmary care settings, stable-outpatient settings and in other specialized areas found in the New Haven Correctional Center.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Prescribe psychiatric medications; both initial dosage and maintenance.
- Utilize crisis intervention techniques
- Providing supportive care for detox
- Using an Electronic Health Record (EHR) to update patient records
This vacancy is for a full time (40 hour/week) position, with a first shift schedule of Monday through Friday, working either 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM or working 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
What We Can Offer You
- A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV)
- Generous time off (personal, sick and vacation)
- Excellent health and wellness benefits along with additional supplemental benefits
- A challenging, yet rewarding experience with opportunity to grow your career.
Learn more from our healthcare team at the DOC
Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
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 recruitment may be used to fill other future vacancies within the agency.
Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Erica McGuinness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency health care delivery system
this class is accountable for independently assessing, evaluating an
individual’s health care status and developing a treatment plan to manage
health problems and promote health maintenance and providing consultation
services to optimize services provided and effect system changes.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides comprehensive advanced nursing
treatments and/or health care services to individuals including clinical assessments,
treatments, diagnosing medical conditions, assessing emergencies, ordering,
analyzing and interpreting results of diagnostic studies, prescribing
medication and monitoring responses to medications and adjusting accordingly,
making appropriate referrals to specialists; leading cardiac arrest codes and
documenting medical and/or psychiatric care; performs specialized duties in
providing medical and psychiatric care to a variety of individuals including
hospitalized and ambulatory individuals with acute and chronic conditions;
provides individual psychotherapy; educates individuals regarding diagnosis and
treatment; assesses the effectiveness of health and/or psychiatric care
services; consults with clinical staff regarding assessment methods and
treatment plans; assists regional and/or central office staff in determining
need for contractual health services; provides direction to staff on
appropriate health record documentation; functions as liaison between agency
and community health care providers; prepares reports on health services,
problems and investigations; participates in quality assurance and other
clinical committees as needed; assists families and other groups in
understanding medical and/or psychiatric needs of clients serviced by agency;
participates as a member of multi-disciplinary evaluation team; may provide
training to nursing and paraprofessional staff; may complete home assessments
for safety; may participate in investigations of abuse and/or neglect; may
testify in court; may direct agency clinic services; performs related duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of advanced nursing principles and treatments;
considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and
regulations; knowledge of psychiatric nursing principles and practices,
treatment modalities and concepts of community programs; knowledge of substance
abuse issues as they relate to individuals overall health and/or psychiatric
status and course of treatment; knowledge of state, federal and local health
care agencies and programs; knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to advanced
nursing practice; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and
written communication skills; considerable clinical assessment and evaluation
skills; ability to examine, diagnose, assess and treat individuals requiring
health care services; ability to interpret diagnostic tests; ability to prescribe
appropriate medications and other treatments; ability to utilize computer
software; administrative ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A current license as an advanced practice registered nurse issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
- Experience in Correctional or Forensic environment
- Mental Health APRN Certification
- Experience prescribing maintenance and initial dosage for newly diagnosed patients
- Experience in a Crisis Intervention or Emergency Department
- Experience with providing supportive care for detox
- Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration for Practitioners issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
- Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain United States Drug Enforcement Administration Registration issued by the United States Federal Government.
- 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).
- Incumbents in this class are required to possess and maintain relevant registration(s) and/or certification(s).
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/offenders and may have some exposure to infectious and/or communicable diseases and disagreeable conditions.
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.