Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210517-2697FP-001


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!

Our Mission

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. 

Your Impact

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
Position Details

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.

This position is located in New Haven at the New Haven Correctional Center.

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

Selection Plan

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


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.


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 required.


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.


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


  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration for Practitioners issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
  2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain United States Drug Enforcement Administration Registration issued by the United States Federal Government.
  3. 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).
  4. Incumbents in this class are required to possess and maintain relevant registration(s) and/or certification(s).
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  6. 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.



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.