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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, first, second, and third
shifts, throughout the state. Some positions may also be hazardous
NOTE: Current DMHAS permanent
employees in the classification of Nurse should not apply. Permanent DMHAS
employees in the classification of Nurse transfers will be handled through the
DMHAS Lateral Transfer 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
positions are in the following facilities and can be assigned any unit/location
and work schedule/shift:
Capitol Region Mental
Health Center (CRMHC), Hartford - CRMHC is a community based mental
health center serving Hartford, West Hartford, Farmington, Avon, Canton
and Simsbury providing individuals with behavioral health
services. CRMHC collaborates with the greater Hartford DMHAS-Funded
mental health programs comprising 15 non-profit agencies located
in Hartford and West Hartford. These agencies work together to
provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to adults with
serious psychiatric disabilities as well as co-occurring psychiatric illness
and substance use.
Connecticut Mental Health
Center (CMHC), New Haven, West Haven - CMHC is an urban community mental
health center with an exceptional 50-year tradition of serving individuals
with serious mental illness and/or addiction. Founded in 1966, CMHC
is a partnership between DHMAS and the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
CMHC is nationally recognized for its scientific research into the
causes and treatment of mental illness and addiction. The Abraham
Ribicoff Research Facilities include multiple research programs in a
variety of areas. CMHC is also a major training site for individuals
pursuing careers in mental health fields including psychiatry, psychology,
social work, nursing and pastoral care.
Hospital (CVH), Middletown, Hartford - CVH opened in 1868 as the State’s
public hospital for the treatment of persons with mental
illness. Today, CVH is the largest of DMHAS facilities, and includes
17 inpatient units over two campuses (Middletown and Hartford). The
hospital includes both a general psychiatry and addiction services units.
CVH provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care and
substance abuse treatment, including treatment for pregnant women and
persons with dual diagnoses. Specialty areas include geriatric and special
services, an integrated network of comprehensive mental health services
for older adults and young adult services. The facility also runs
the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program which addresses the needs of TBI
survivors, including; reintegration into community living, independent
living skills development, vocational and educational training,
psychiatric, cognitive and neurological assessment and treatment, speech
and physical rehabilitation as well as individual and family counseling.
River Valley Services (RVS), Middletown, Old Saybrook – RVS is a community mental
health that serves the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep
River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Ivoryton,
Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old
Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook. RVS’s goal is to provide the
highest quality crisis intervention, case management, and residential and
clinical services to adult citizens who suffer from serious mental
disorders and who lack the financial means to secure such services in the
private sector. RVS offers short term respite residential services,
community support programs, a mobile crisis response team, jail diversion
programs and various other supportive services.
Southeastern Mental Health
Authority (SMHA), Norwich - SMHA is a community mental health
agency serving adults in Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin,
Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North
Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and
Waterford providing high quality behavioral health services to those with
mental health and substance use disorders. Services offered include case
management, outpatient behavioral health, crisis intervention, respite
care, and forensic services. SMHA is responsible for administering
all DMHAS contract funded behavioral health services in Southeastern
Mental Health System (SWCMHS), Bridgeport, Stamford - SWCMHS is responsible for the
oversight and management of contracts with private not-for-profit agencies
and residential providers providing mental health services in the
southwest region of the state. With locations in Bridgeport and Stamford,
SWCMHS provides inpatient, outpatient and assertive community treatment
(ACT) services and community support services for adults with severe
behavioral health disabilities; mental health services for people who are
deaf or hearing impaired and a mobile crisis intervention team.
SWCMHS also provides outreach to people who are homeless and mentally
ill. Special agency programs include Shelter Plus Care, a housing
program for people who are homeless and who have a history of substance
abuse or mental illness or who have AIDS.
Western Connecticut Mental
Health Network (WCMHN), Danbury, Torrington, Waterbury - WCMHN coordinates three local
mental health authorities in Danbury, Waterbury and Torrington. WCMHN
provides peer support programs, recovery services, supported employment,
homeless services, residential, crisis response, jail diversion, outpatient,
case management, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams and young adult
services. Collectively, WCMHN programs serve roughly 7,000 people
Hospital (WFH), Middletown - WFH specializes in providing
inpatient services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system
or are not yet ready to be safely treated in less restrictive settings.
Services are provided to individuals who are admitted via Psychiatric
Security Review Board (PSRB) commitment, criminal court order for
restoration of competency to stand trial, civil commitment or transfer
from the Department of Correction. Discharge options are dependent
on legal status and the purpose of admission. The hospital consists
of 91 maximum security beds and 138 enhanced security beds.
Employees of WFH are defined as hazardous duty.
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.
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.
leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
- Paid time
off - including 12 paid holidays per calendar year;
growth and development opportunities; and
healthy work-life balance to
offerings will vary with part-time positions.
SECOND AND THIRD SHIFT POSITIONS - 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
THOSE WHO CURRENTLY DO NOT POSSESS A CONNECTICUT RN LICENSE, PLEASE VISIT: State of
Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), RN Licensure by Examination. Learn how to obtain temporary
permit or transfer your out-of-state license at the DPH, RN Licensure by Endorsement.
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!
Check out this video below to hear why our Nurses love working with the State of Connecticut!
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Part-time hourly: $36.41 -
positions may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination
Immunization. Note: Whiting Forensic Hospital is excluded from
positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language,
reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
- In order
to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum
Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and
training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening,
unless otherwise specified.
salary range* based on weekly hours of position:
35 hours weekly: $66,521 -
37.5 hours weekly: $71,273
40 hours weekly: $76,024 -
that 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.
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.
select 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:
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.
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.
- 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
immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this
recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely
meet the requirements of the position.
may choose to review applications generated from this 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 MHA), you must re-apply for
- 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.
- If you
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.