NAHN National Association of Hispanic NursesÂ® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
Duties may include but not limited to: Leads the planning of and ensures the effective delivery of nursing care in the Outpatient Services/clinical services and medication clinic unit; utilizes various nursing methods and interventions for individualizing the nursing plan of care based on the patient’s needs and preferences; plans workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; makes recommendations for personnel actions such as selection, discipline and performance; conducts or assist in performance evaluations; leads professional and paraprofessional nursing staff in provision of client care; maintains and promotes standards of nursing; Ensures along with the interdisciplinary team that clients comply with medication and treatment regimen. Comply with Joint Commission, CMS, and the standards of the facility; identifies staff development needs; provides orientation for new staff as well as ongoing training and assistance; instructs staff regarding policies and procedures as deemed appropriate; participates in interdisciplinary meetings to promote and ensure adjustment and continuity of client care programs; responds to emergencies; may make recommendations on policies and standards; complies with the policies and procedures of DMHAS and the facility and performs other related duties as required.
General Experience and Training: Two (2) years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Special Experience and Training One (1) year of the General Experience must have been working with the type of patients and/or clients serviced by the agency.
Substitution Allowed: A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
Special Requirement: Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license or temporary permit as a Registered Professional Nurse in Connecticut. Incumbents in this class must be bilingual Spanish speaking. Must possess, retain, and carry valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Travel in the community is required.
Additional Salary Information: State Benefits and retirement, 12 holidays 15 sick days 12 days PTO and 3 personal
About Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut. While the Department's prevention services serve all Connecticut citizens, its mandate is to serve adults (over 18 years of age) with psychiatric or substance u...se disorders, or both, who lack the financial means to obtain such services on their own. DMHAS also provides collaborative programs for individuals with special needs, such as persons with HIV/AIDS infection, people in the criminal justice system, those with problem gambling disorders, substance abusing pregnant women, persons with traumatic brain injury or hearing impairment, those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, and special populations transitioning out of the Department of Children and Families.DMHAS operates on the belief that most people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders can and should be treated in community settings, and that inpatient treatment should be used only when absolutely necessary to meet the best interests of the patient. Effective care requires that services such as residential, supportive, rehabilitative and crisis intervention programs are available within their local communities. DMHAS is responsible for providing a wide range of services to adults in each of the five human service regions in Connecticut. For assistance in finding services in your area, follow the link to: Finding services in your area. The Commissioner and the DMHAS Executive Group confer with many constituency and stakeholder groups. These include the State Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services, a 40-member advisory group consisting of 15 gubernatorial appointees, the chairperson, one designee each from the 5 Regional Mental Health Boards, and one designee each from the 15 substance abuse Regional Action Councils. For more information on these groups, follow the link to: State Advisory Board.