Are you looking to help your state in a time of need?
Does a career in state service as a Registered Professional Nurse excite you?!
If so, come Make an ImpaCT by serving your state!
Read below and apply today!
WE ARE: 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.
ROLE: We are
currently accepting applications for multiple Nurse positions. We are seeking
dedicated and compassionate individuals to join our direct-care team to improve
the well-being for our clients/patients. These positions will be filled in all locations, full-time, part-time,
second and third shifts, and weekend only part-time vacancies throughout the state. Some positions may also be hazardous duty.
Current DMHAS permanent employees should not apply. Permanent DMHAS
employee transfers will be handled through the DMHAS Lateral Transfer
Agreement/5 Families Stipulated Agreement. Positions through this posting
are permanent positions with temporary assignments. Permanent assignments
will be completed at a later date after the agency transfer list has been
cleared. Please note this could mean the permanent assignment may result in
working a different shift and/or schedule or location.
These positions are in the following facilities and can be assigned any unit/location and work schedule/shift:
We strive to empower our staff to actively help our state's citizens and our
neighbors who need it the most! We care deeply about fulfilling our
mission to partner with the individuals we support and their families.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL: Provide substantial input regarding patient care needs; 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.
offerings will vary with part-time positions.
IN ADDITION TO THE BASE ANNUAL
SALARY, YOU MAY BE APPROVED FOR AN ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION BONUS:
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.
We welcome you to be a part of
a comprehensive team of caring professionals and assist our clients/patients so
they can achieve success. You will experience the opportunity to make a
difference in the public sector as well as Make an ImpaCT as a Registered Professional Nurse for the
State of Connecticut! We encourage you to apply today!
AN INSIDE LOOK: Check out
the video below to see what it is like to Make an ImpaCT as a State of
YOU SHOULD KNOW:
These positions may be subject to Federal
requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization. Note: Whiting Forensic
Hospital is excluded from this requirement.
These positions 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 application.
Annual salary range* based on
weekly hours of position:
Part-time hourly: $36.41 - $47.68
35 hours weekly: $66,521 - $87,106
40 hours weekly: $76,024 - $99,548
* Salary effective July 1, 2022.
your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. We are no
longer accepting resumes in accordance with PA 21-69. You will not be able to
make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
all location(s), shift(s), and employment status(es) (Full-time, Part-time, etc.) in which
you are willing to work on your application. Failure to indicate the location(s), shift(s), and employment status(es) may result in not being considered for vacancies in
that specific location, shift, and/or employment status.
INFORMATION AFTER YOU APPLY:
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 user's spam.
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.
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. Interviews will be limited to
candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of
Facilities may choose to review applications generated from posting to fill Nurse positions within various locations, shifts, etc. throughout the state. If so, these positions will NOT be posted separately on JobAps. When a new, similar Nurse (Multi-Facility) posting is announced (with a recruitment number ending in RP), you must re-apply for consideration.
Note: A facility may have a need to post a job opening for a more ‘specific’ Nurse position geared towards the facility’s specific position(s). Those types of Nurse job openings on JobAps will NOT use applications from this recruitment pool. You must apply to those postings in order to be considered for appointment to those specific position(s). We encourage you to apply to each Nurse posting you are interested in. Please sign up for Interest Cards to be notified when Nurse recruitments are posted.
Due to the
large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of
receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available
through your JobAps portal account.
have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen
Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or
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.