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At Hartford HealthCare, we strive for a balance of career and lifestyle. We offer a stimulating work environment that inspires Excellence, Safety, Caring, and Integrity. Join us in our vision to be nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care.

It is the mission of The William W. Backus Hospital Department of Psychiatric Services to provide the highest quality mental health services to adults residing in eastern Connecticut. The department provides services for a wide range of psychiatric disorders and difficulties including individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness.

Position Summary

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to provide psychiatric services for patients in the outpatient setting.

Essential Functions
Evaluate and manage psychiatric disorders
Coordinate appropriate follow up care, referrals, and case management
Performs crisis intervention and medication management
Develop and implement long and short range treatment plans
Orders and performs diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures, and provides patient notification and follow up care
Solicits medical management consult or input when appropriate
Completes all clinical reminders to keep each patient up to date in the system
Work in collaborative practice with Psychiatrist

Advanced Practitioner Benefits
Exceptional training for both recent graduates and experienced practitioners
Outstanding compensation
Comprehensive benefits include high quality, low cost medical/dental, paid time off, generous retirement plan, CME time and reimbursement, LTD/STD/Life

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and graduate of an accredited program for nurse practitioner (MSN required), including preceptorship
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensed or eligible to be licensed in the State of CT
ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Board Certification
Knowledge and experience managing psychiatric medications, psychiatric models of care, and community agencies most frequently used in mental health care

We know what matters most when it comes to building a career you can be proud of. State of the art technology. Education. Quality. Coordinated patient care. And plenty of room to grow. You'll find all of these things within Hartford HealthCare, the largest, most comprehensive integrated health system in Connecticut. At Hartford HealthCare, clinical education and research are supported to bring the latest technology and discoveries, clinical excellence and innovation to the patient and community. And to provide physicians access to a wealth of expertise and resources. Hartford HealthCare aspires to be the next generation of integrated health systems, marked by strong patient focus, heightened efficiency, consistent quality performance and open, collaborative sharing of best practices. All of the partner organizations within Hartford HealthCare are united by this vision. Our partners include tertiary care and community hospitals, regional behavioral health centers, a statewide network of clinical laboratories, a large multispecialty physician practice, a regional home care system, comprehensive senior services, a rehabilitation network and more.