Are you passionate about caring for our most vulnerable population? Are you looking for the next step in your nursing career? If so, We invite you to learn more about an exciting opportunity within the General Psychiatry Division at !
We at the Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), are seeking a qualified Director of Nursing 1 (PCN 118108) to work in our General Psychiatry Division, located at 1000 Silver Street in Middletown. This position is a full-time, 40 hours per week, first shift role, with a work schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with every other weekend. This role may also work some holidays and have additional shift coverage as necessary.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
Lead all aspects of nursing services in Woodward Hall and Young Adult Services. Woodward Hall specializes in patients over 60 years of age or who have an early onset of neuro-cognitive changes associated with all forms of dementia and/or progressive neuro-cognitive disorders. Young Adult Services (YAS) provides treatment to 17 co-ed patients ranging in ages from 18-25. The treatment goal of this unit is to stabilize and treat a variety of mental health issues through innovative and age-appropriate groups and activities.
Actively direct nursing services of four units each of which have a capacity of 15 patients.
Work in our decentralized organization where patient care is planned, delivered and evaluated at the unit level under the clinical supervision of an attending Psychiatrist using an interdisciplinary team approach.
Actively work with us where the primary focus is caring for patients who are admitted to our inpatient services with long-term psychiatric disabilities.
The Connecticut Valley Hospital boasts a rich history first opening its doors over 150 years ago in 1868. As the State’s public hospital we provide treatment of mental illness and currently comprised of 18 inpatient units over two campuses (Middletown and Hartford). In our operational framework, recovery is defined as a process of restoring or developing a positive and meaningful sense of identity apart from one’s condition and then rebuilding one’s life in the fullest sense. Recovery is an individualized patient-centered approach. Achieving and maintaining an optimal state of health and wellness is integrated in our recovery approach. Individuals acquire and practice life skills that will assist them in their recovery process.
The , Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services 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.
Our employees participate in a that includes healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! We encourage a to all employees.
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.
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Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
As a reminder:
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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For more information, we encourage you to contact the recruiter for this position, Joseph K. Fried at , (860) 924-7053.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Departments of Children and Families, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Veterans Affairs this class is accountable for directing nursing services or other clinical services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs or assists with direction of staff and operation of nursing/clinical department; directs or assists with planning and managing of nursing/clinical activities; develops or assists with formulation of program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy incorporating current nursing/clinical research and professionally recognized standards; develops or assists in development and implementation of plans for care; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of department who might impact on program activities; makes rounds to determine quality of nursing care; assures optimal quality of care is provided in a safe environment; develops and/or implements effective ongoing programs to measure, assess and improve quality of nursing care, treatment and services delivered to patients; oversees programming for facility personnel to improve knowledge and practices of infection control; develops productive work teams; intervenes in crisis situations and investigates all unusual incidents; protects human and civil rights of patients and/or clients and staff; compiles data and prepares periodic reports; leads and participates in meetings; responsible for coordinating and providing twenty-four hour nursing coverage for facility or assigned unit(s); may provide direct patient and/or client care; may speak on behalf of nursing/clinical services; may oversee other disciplines including but not limited to pharmacy, respiratory therapy or social work; may participate in strategic planning; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practices in appropriate specialty; knowledge of behavioral health nursing; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of nursing administration; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; knowledge of principles and practices of infection control related to infections and preventable diseases; knowledge of current developments in field of nursing including current complexities of the healthcare industry; knowledge of principles and practices of infection control related to infections and preventable diseases; knowledge of trend variance analysis; some knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; some knowledge of marketing; some knowledge of and ability to develop strategic plans; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in hospital nursing in a managerial or supervisory capacity at or above the level of Supervising Nurse working with the patients/clients serviced by the agency.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class serving in the capacity of the Nurse Executive are required to possess a master’s degree in nursing, social or behavioral science, public health administration, health care administration, hospital administration or a related field.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
4. 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.
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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.
State of Connecticut