Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220908-2697FL-001

Introduction



Do you have a passion for supporting others?
Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic health care environment in the public sector?

We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, with positions available in Somers and Newtown.

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. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

POSITION DETAILS


These roles are located at the Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, CT and Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, CT. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position working first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday between 8:00am-4:00pm.

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 rare environment. You will have opportunities to care for a wide range of people and health concerns and gain invaluable experience while working highly dynamic work environment.

The clinical and administrative demands of a facility requires regular monitoring of individuals in restrictive settings, including Administrative Segregation, Special Circumstances, and Security Risk Groups.

This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV. It also offers excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits.

For an inside look at what it is like to work in correctional healthcare, check out the video below!
         

Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. 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 not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Important information for 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at jake.ferrari@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A current license as an advanced practice registered nurse issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.