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.
Southeastern Mental Health Authority
(SMHA) is a community mental health agency operated by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its primary goal is to provide high quality behavioral health services to those in our community with mental health and substance use disorders who are 18 years or older and reside in New London County and its surrounding towns. Services, which include case management, outpatient behavioral health, crisis intervention, respite care, and forensic services, are recovery oriented and offered in a trauma informed and culturally sensitive manner. We support individuals to identify and achieve their own goals in recovery, fostering independence, dignity, and ability.
Do you have a desire to change the lives of others through your care? If you do we think this is the role for you. We seek a qualified individual for the position of Nurse (PCN: 24936) within the Assertive Community Team (ACT). The work schedule is 1st Shift, 8:00am – 3:30pm; Monday - Friday. We are located at 401 West Thames Street, Building 301, Norwich, CT 06360.
In this role you'll discover the Opportunity to:
- Inspire recovery through collaborative, compassionate, and culturally competent care and treatment;
- Care for individuals as they strive to better manage their illnesses, achieve personal goals, and develop skills and supports that lead to living the most constructive and satisfying lives possible;
- Promote dignity, well-being, growth, education and empowerment with patients.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan
that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! We offer outstanding work/life balance
and limitless opportunity!
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 Executive Order 13G
(as amended by Executive Order 14C
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
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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, 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.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by
the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Effective October 1, 2021 and in order to comply with Public Act
21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the
initial application process.
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
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.