The State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Clinical Nurse Coordinator (Psychiatric) to join River Valley Services (RVS). This position will be within the Behavioral Health Homes/Community Support Program located at the Lower County Old Saybrook office. The assigned position number is 123764.
- Full Time (40 hours per week)
- First Shift (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
- Monday - Friday
- Located in Old Saybrook, CT
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
- Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage;
- Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year ;
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
- Retirement healthcare offerings;
- Professional growth and development opportunities; and
- A healthy work/life balance!
AS A NURSE CLINICAL COORDINATOR (PSYCHIATRIC) YOU WILL:
- Provide a full array of comprehensive nursing services to a caseload of over 100 clients with complex and chronic behavioral health and substance-related conditions residing in community-based settings
- Provides health screens and referrals for both acute and preventative medical care
- Provide education and support regarding medication needs
- Provide support to the prescribers and multi-disciplinary team
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.
RVS is a community mental health center 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.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
For those who hold a RN license in a state other than Connecticut and wish to apply for a Connecticut license, please:
- Review the eligibility and documentation requirements for CT license by endorsement of an out-of-state license;
- Complete a CT DPH online application online (expand the ‘Public Health Practitioners’ grouping, select ‘Registered Nurse’ and then ‘Start’;
- Request verification of your out-of-state license(s) electronically through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s : Nursys® System. To send verification of your license(s) to CT, read and agree to the terms, enter your biographic information, select your license type and select ‘SEARCH’. Review the results and select the ‘Next’ button. Check the box next to ‘Connecticut’ and complete the transaction. Once the transaction is completed, you will receive a confirmation email from Nursys and the verification will be available to the DPH. Note that PA and MI verifications are not provided through Nursys. Please contact those state boards for information on obtaining verification.
- 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.
- You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- 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.
- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
- 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 Alyssa Hovanec via email at Alyssa.Hovanec@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state facility this class is accountable for coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple units OR for serving as liaison between the facility and community programs and placement settings.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Writes clinical program objectives, policies, procedures and manuals;
- Conducts individual health assessments;
- Develops, implements and reviews individual health care plans;
- Participates or chairs individual centered interdisciplinary teams;
- Interviews individuals;
- Accompanies individual on visits to treatment programs or placement settings;
- Follows up on individual care in community programs to assure individual in least restrictive environment;
- Assures continuity of care to prevent recidivism;
- Applies for financial aid for individual through Department of Social Services;
- Maintains records of individual progress or failure after placement;
- Develops community health resources and provides on-going consultation and monitoring of services;
- Acts as a resource person to staff and community;
- Prepares reports and statistical summaries;
- May clinically supervise direct care staff in execution of clinical programs;
- May develop and conduct in service educational programs for staff and families;
- May perform recordkeeping functions;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- psychiatric nursing and clinical therapeutic models of individual care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches;
- Knowledge of
- psychiatric illnesses and medications;
- individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement;
- structure of services for individuals and their families in institutional and community oriented settings;
- aftercare facilities;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
- A Master's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Experience working with behavioral health clients in a community setting
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.