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.
Are you looking for an exciting inpatient Nursing experience? If so, we have an opportunity that will meet your needs! Our team members are passionate about improving the lives of those we serve. We are constantly striving to improve ourselves so that we can better support our clients. If you have a growth mindset and you are motivated by helping others, you are probably a great fit for our team!
The Connecticut Mental Health Center
(CMHC) is currently recruiting for a Nurse within our Clinical Neuro Research Unit (CNRU) (PCN: 126027). This position is full-time, 35 hours per week working 2nd shift from 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., rotating weekends and holidays. We are located at 34 Park Street in New Haven, CT.
Discover the opportunity to:
- Work with clients who are participating in research trials;
- Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team that conducts research;
- Provide substantial input regarding patient care needs, response to treatment, recommend modifications in the overall plan of care;
- Complete comprehensive Initial Nursing Assessment for patients with acute psychiatric and addictive problems;
- Provide direct patient care that includes education, counseling, medication administration and documentation of the treatment and progress made by the patient.
- Each Registered Nurse who is permanently assigned to the second or third shift shall receive a “recruitment and retention” yearly bonus of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00). This bonus shall be pro-rated for part-time Registered Nurses. In order to be eligible for this bonus, the Employee must have completed one year of service in the registered nurse classification.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications
to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job class.
All State employees shall follow the guidelines
as listed in Executive Orders 13F
(3a) and 13G
This posting may
require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these
RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or
by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification
Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the
question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps
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Correspondence - Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as
a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on
a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete
tasks required in the recruitment process.
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
Note: At any point during the recruitment process,
applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support
their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may
include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records,
supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring
agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to
apply for this position.
experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job
opening, unless otherwise specified.
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 a state agency this class is accountable for providing a full range of professional nursing care.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Independently implements the nursing process with individuals including carrying out physicians orders regarding diet, medication and treatment; performs assessments; changes dressings; monitors and ensures quality care through observation and evaluation; reports on physiological and mental health status of individuals; documents nursing interventions on medical records; distributes and maintains records of controlled drugs and insures their security; maintains records and makes reports; makes decisions in routine cases; instructs individuals, staff and family members regarding treatments, nursing plans and related individual care issues directed towards an awareness and understanding of health/mental health issues; responds to emergencies; maintains availability of medications and supplies; ensures cleanliness of equipment and environment; may participate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of individuals treatment or health/mental health care plans; may formulate and implement nursing care plans; may participate in outpatient clinics and assist in physical examinations; may administer routine tests; may conduct training; may delegate nursing tasks consistent with established protocols; may participate in psychotherapeutic and rehabilitation interventions; may physically restrain individuals; may provide related medical or mental health specialty services; may serve as Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of and ability to apply professional nursing theory, practice and ethics; knowledge of current medications, their actions, interactions, uses and side effects; knowledge of medical, therapeutic and psychiatric nursing interventions and methods; knowledge of and ability to apply quality standards, procedures and protocols; knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic difference; knowledge of and ability to apply clinical therapeutic models of individual care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approach; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to act as a role model to health care staff by demonstrating and teaching professional behaviors; ability to learn specialized individual care applicable to work assignment; ability to listen and provide empathetic assistance to individuals and families in meeting their needs and carrying out prescribed treatments; ability to develop therapeutic relationships with individuals, and their caregivers; ability to respond to emergencies; ability to respond to and seek supervision; ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride trust and group identity to foster commitment and team work; ability to analyze and evaluate proper care and treatment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited nursing program.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license or temporary permit as a Registered Professional Nurse in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.