Community Health Center

  • Psychiatrist / Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Full Time (3 days Middletown & 2 days Clinton)

    Job Locations US-CT-Middletown
    Posted Date 2 years ago(1/23/2017 11:36 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Behavioral/Mental Health
  • Overview

    If you are ready for a satisfying and rewarding career, join our team of diverse and motivated professionals at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and mental health services to the uninsured and underinsured. CHC is building a world class primary health care system that is committed to caring for special populations, and that is focused on improving health outcomes for our patients as well as building healthy communities. We are one of the leading health-care providers in the state of Connecticut, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health. With more than 130,000 active patients, CHC is the health care home that works to keep our patients—and our communities—healthy. We go beyond the traditional health services to bring care wherever our patients and clients are, using innovative service delivery models and state of the art technology. We use the latest treatments and technologies within the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model (PCMH) to care for our growing patient base.

    As a Psychiatric Provider for Community Health Center, you will:

    Conduct psychotherapy with individual, family and group psychotherapy
    Be responsible for initial mental health evaluations
    Coordinate with community agencies
    Complete paperwork completed as required by statute, regulation and/or CHC Mental Health Policy and Procedures
    Be a part of our electronic health records technology for high quality clinical data-gathering and analysis

    Psychiatrist Qualifications:
    MD or DO with 4+yrs of approved Psychiatric residency.
    Board eligibility or Board Certification in Psychiatry.
    License to practice Psychiatry in Connecticut.
    Bilingual Spanish Speaking preferred
    Minimum of two years experience with outpatients
    Theoretical orientation consistent with brief, problem-focused therapy and managed care systems

    APRN Qualifications:
    Graduate of an accredited Master of Science in Nursing program
    ANA certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
    State of Connecticut APRN and RN licensure required
    Minimum of two years experience with outpatients
    Bi-Lingual Skills English/Spanish preferred
    Theoretical orientation consistent with brief, problem-focused therapy and managed care systems
    Medication management
    Comfort with integrated approach

    Community Health Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental plans, tuition reimbursement, short term/long term disability coverage, 403B plan with discretionary company match/contribution, flexible spending plans, group life insurance coverage, Employee Assistance Program, classroom based/on-line computer skill development resources and more! Please note that completion of a background check, receipt of proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and completion of all requirements of our Infection Control policy will be required prior to working at Community Health Center, Inc.


    Specific Responsibilities and General Duties:

    1. Assesses clients referred for evaluation and treatment by primary care providers or by LCSWs in primary care centers of school based health centers of CHCI.
    2.  Prescribes medication as needed and monitors client response to medication in coordination with the client’s primary therapist.
    3. Provides client hours at least one evening session per week or as needed
    4. Participates in multidisciplinary team and other Behavioral Health departmental meetings (including the Performance Improvement Committee) as assigned.
    5. Consults with CHC Medical providers concerning psychotropic medication of their clients.
    6. Coordinates with community providers involved in the care of Behavioral Health clients (with the client’s signed consent).
    7. May order relevant lab tests and procedures with appropriate consent, to help in the diagnosis or management of patient’s condition.  Receives and reviews lab reports, providing feedback to clients and/or consultation to primary therapist as needed.
    8. Expected to be proficient in the use of psychopharmacology.
    9. Behavioral Health documentation must meet all regulatory requirements made by licensing and third party agencies and must be accordance with CHC Behavioral Health Policy and Procedures.
    10.  Uses state-of-the-art knowledge, relating research and current clinical knowledge to the actual practice of psychiatry to improve patient outcomes and reduce complications.
    11. Coordinates with other medical specialties in the detection and treatment of psychiatric patients’ non-psychiatric medical or surgical conditions.
    12.  Complies with collaborative agreement requirements with psychiatrists as required by state law.


    Confidentiality of Information:

    1. Full access to patient’s electronic health record.




    Master of Nursing (MSN)
    Medical Doctor (M.D.)

    Licensed Psychiatrist - State of Connecticut

    Work Experience
    Behavioral/Mental Health

    Basic Computer Skills


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