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
401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match
Generous Paid Time Off
9 Paid Holidays
Employer Paid Life Insurance
Employer Paid Short Term Disability
Employer Paid Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance Programs
Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more