Job descriptionOur Mission: The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders. Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic health care environment in the public sector? We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with mental health experience. The Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a top-tier clinician with expert boundary management, clinical assessment skills, and comfort working with individuals with severe personality disorders. This role is located at the Northern Correctional Institute , in Somers, CT. The role is Monday - Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM, full time 40 hour, first shift. As an APRN you will be an on-site prescriber assisting our inmate population.
Provides comprehensive advanced nursing treatments and/or health care services to patients/offenders including clinical assessments, treatments, diagnosing medical conditions, assessing emergencies, ordering, analyzing and interpreting results of diagnostic studies, prescribing medication and monitoring responses to medications and adjusting accordingly, making appropriate referrals to specialists; leading cardiac arrest codes and documenting medical and/or psychiatric care; performs specialized duties in providing medical and psychiatric care to a variety of patients/offenders including hospitalized and ambulatory individuals with acute and chronic conditions; provides individual psychotherapy; educates patients/offenders regarding diagnosis and treatment; assesses the effectiveness of health and/or psychiatric care services; consults with clinical staff regarding assessment methods and treatment plans; assists regional and/or central office staff in determining need for contractual health services; provides direction to staff on appropriate health record documentation; functions as liaison between agency and community health care providers; prepares reports on health services, problems and investigations; participates in quality assurance and other clinical committees as needed; assists families and other groups in understanding medical and/or psychiatric needs of clients serviced by agency; participates as a member of multi-disciplinary evaluation team; may provide training to nursing and paraprofessional staff; may complete home assessments for safety; may participate in investigations of abuse and/or neglect; may testify in court; may direct agency clinic services; performs related duties as required.
A current license as an advanced practice registered nurse issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Considerable knowledge of advanced nursing principles and treatments; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of psychiatric nursing principles and practices, treatment modalities and concepts of community programs; knowledge of substance abuse issues as they relate to patients/offenders overall health and/or psychiatric status and course of treatment; knowledge of state, federal and local health care agencies and programs; knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to advanced nursing practice; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable clinical assessment and evaluation skills; ability to examine, diagnose, assess and treat patients; ability to interpret diagnostic tests; ability to prescribe appropriate medications and other treatments; ability to utilize computer software; administrative ability. Our Mission: The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices ...