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 a self-starter? Do you have a passion for
supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a
dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we
have an excellent opportunity for you to join our hospital’s team.
The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) seeks qualified
individuals for multiple Nurse positions within our General Psychiatry Division
(GPD), 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT. These positions are full-time, 35 hours weekly. The work schedule is 1st shift, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a rotation of 72-72-72, every
other weekend and holidays. These positions are located on the following
- Battell 2 South: Coed general psychiatric co-ed unit
assisting patients with a variety of serious and persistent mental health
illnesses and symptoms. (PCNs 118593, 126101)
- Battell 2 North: Coed unit with patients whose primary
diagnoses is identified as Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective. Patients are taught social skills learning. (PCNs 125951, 126397)
- Battell 3 North: Coed unit specializing in the intensive
treatment of individuals with a refractory psychiatric illness who have not
responded to treatment in a less restrictive or less structured settings. (PCNs 114863, 125946)
- Battell 3 South: Coed general psychiatric assisting patients
with a variety of serious and persistent mental health illnesses and symptoms. (PCN 102539)
- Battell 4 North: All male transitional rehab unit with a
focus on patients who are involved with community transition and reintegration
into the community. (PCN 126400)
- Woodward 1 South: Coed geriatric services unit specializing
in the treatment patients who are over 60 years of age and have an onset of
neuro-cognitive changes associated with all forms of dementia or progressive
neuro-cognitive disorders. (PCN 126401)
- Woodward 2 North: All male geriatric services unit serves
males over 60 years old with early onset of neuro-cognitive changes associated
with all forms of dementia. This unit
works collaboratively with Nursing homes to meet the variety of needs of our
older population. (PCN 25043)
- Merritt 4D: Young Adult Services (YAS) coed unit with
patients aged 18-25 years. Treatment is designed to stabilize and treat a
variety of mental health issues through innovative and age-appropriate groups
and activities. (PCN 112130)
At CVH, individuals receive services that assist
them to better manage their illnesses, achieve personal goals, and develop
skills and supports that lead to living the most constructive and satisfying
In this role you will discover the opportunity
- Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals;
support to hospital that is passionate about improving the lives of those
our clients and employees so they can achieve success;
- Make a
difference in the public sector; and
together in a collaborative team environment.
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
- Comprehensive pension plan
and supplemental retirement offerings;
- Retirement healthcare
- Accrued vacation, personal
and sick leave;
- Professional growth and
- Healthy work-life balance!
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 submitted
The immediate vacancy is listed
above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future
vacancies in this job class.
All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as
amended by Executive Order 14C).
The minimum experience and
training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless
Due to the volume of applications
anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during
the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal
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 Personal Status
Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily
basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a
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.
In order to comply
with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes
during the initial application process.
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, transcripts,
diplomas, 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.
Should you have questions
pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.
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.