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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Exempt, Full Time Position


Date Posted: May 2023

Department: Behavioral Health

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 (PMHNP) 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

  • 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 all new employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to starting employment with CHS unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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.

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