Director of Nursing

Date Posted: November 2021

Department: Quality

Compensation: $119,000 to $144,300

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.

We are seeking a Director of Nursing, with management/administrative experience to join us in our Quality Department. The Director of Nursing collaborates with the Senior Management Team, Clinical Directors, Office Managers, and other Quality Team members to establish and uphold the guidelines of performance for all nursing staff.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with a current Nursing license in the state of Connecticut.

  • Have a minimum of three (3) years management/administrative experience in a healthcare setting.

  • Have a valid, unrestricted state license.

  • Demonstrate competence in all basic routine nursing activities, including compliance with infection prevention standards, patient education, medication administration and management.

  • Have demonstrated success and a high degree of comfort exercising sound clinical judgment during all aspects of patient care, including triage of patients who present for care on a walk-in, urgent care or telephonic basis.

  • Ensure that all nursing staff meets or exceeds minimum requirements for continuing education

  • Be responsible for the recruitment and retention of nursing staff

  • Supervise and evaluate assigned personnel in the performance of their required duties. Provide appropriate feedback and conduct timely, fair and accurate performance reviews

  • Actively participates in community, state and professional organizations that may favorably impact the visibility and viability of Community Health Services

  • Communicate effectively with all departments and services to integrate nursing care as necessary

  • Coordinate patient flow with front desk staff

  • Collaborate with Clinical Directors to build efficient clinical departmental and site teams

  • Coordinate nursing quality improvement efforts

  • Provide direct patient services when appropriate

  • Oversee all nursing manuals and protocols

  • Assure the proper functioning of equipment and ordering of supplies as necessary

  • Perform all other duties as required

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHS requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

  • If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received all COVID-19 shots necessary depending on the type of vaccination (1 dose for Janssen, 2 doses for Moderna or Pfizer) prior to your first day of employment. In addition, you are required to provide proof of your vaccination status prior to your first day of employment. 

  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical condition or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation and such accommodation must be reviewed prior to your first day of employment. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is approved, you will be required to submit to weekly PCR testing at least once every 7 days and provide a copy of your negative test result no later than the beginning of your shift each week. 

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.