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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Community Health Services Hartford, CT
  • Posted: 29 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

​Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for our Behavioral Health Department to provides psychiatric services for consistent with the cognitive, psychosocial, and physiological needs of clients. Our Behavioral Health department offers a variety of individual and group counseling, MAT, and medication management services to children, adolescents, and adults. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner functions as a core member of a collaborative care team that involves the patient’s clinician and primary care provider. Eligible individuals may qualify for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps program.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess valid State of Connecticut licensure as an APRN and have or be eligible to obtain DEA and State controlled substance permit

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of professional nurse practitioner theory and care to give and evaluate patients

  • Exhibit skill in prescribing and managing appropriate psychotropic medications

  • Have experience examining, diagnosing, and treating clients with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders

  • Have experience performing basic risk assessments and engaging in treatment planning

  • Be able to demonstrate effective communication skills with internal and external clients, family members, agencies and other stakeholders.

  • Have a desire to be a continuous learner through ongoing professional development and training

  • Have a solid record of providing high-quality, comprehensive care with a compassionate bedside manner and a professional demeanor

  • Thrive in collaborative environments, working seamlessly with other providers and members of our care teams

  • Have experience providing, or be willing and able to provide, culturally competent care to a socioeconomically, ethnically, and linguistically diverse patient population in a collaborative environment

  • Have a track record of proven success communicating effectively with patients, peers, and other stakeholders both orally and in writing

  • Be a stickler for timely, thorough and accurate clinical documentation

  • Be able to make evidence-based clinical decisions and comply with department and organizational quality measures

  • Be proficient using electronic health record and other computer systems

  • Possess a resourceful, problem-solving attitude and an appropriate level of accountability

  • Be willing to perform other duties as assigned.

Applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish and applicants with prior experience working with underserved populations are strongly preferred.

CHS conducts post-offer pre-employment background checks and drug testing on all candidates.

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:

  • Community Health Services participates in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program

  • Paid Malpractice and CME

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

Community Health Services

Why Work Here?

Family Atmosphere + Growth potential!

CHS serves a patient-base of almost 19,000 individuals and accommodates over 100,000 patient visits each year. As a federally qualified health center (FQHC), CHS is committed to caring for each person who enters our doors, regardless of their income or ability to pay for services and whether or not they have insurance. While the majority of those CHS serves live in our primary service area of Hartford's North End community, CHS is the medical home of residents throughout the Greater Hartford area. CHS is not a clinic. We are a community health center where you can bring your entire family, and receive the Community Health Services, Inc. (CHS) is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) located in Hartford a vibrant North End community. The largest community health center in Hartford, CHS is also the second oldest health center in the state of Connecticut. Since its establishment in 1970, CHS has grown from its humble beginnings in the office of Dr. Evans Daniels Jr., to the current three story state of the art medical facility at 500 Albany Avenue. We offer the same close, personal care and medical expertise you would expect from a private practice or hospital. CHS is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. While the Joint Commission sets the standards for the care in hospitals, accreditation is not required for community health centers. CHS undertook this effort as part of our commitment to excellence in our clinical practices, and providing every patient the quality of care they deserve.

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