Community Health Center

  • Psychiatric APRN - Norwalk/Stamford

    Job Locations US-CT-Norwalk
    Posted Date 1 year ago(2/16/2018 1:49 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Behavioral/Mental Health
  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and health care.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. WE deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation, and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute, the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.



    • MD or OD with 4+yrss of approved Psychiatric residency.
    • Board eligibility or Board Certification in Psychiatry. 
    • License to practice Psychiatry in Connecticut. 
    • Preferably experienced in HIV Related Mental Health and Treatment Services and bilingual/bicultural.
    • Drive automobile for home visits, outside agency consults, and meetings
    • Bilingual/bicultural preferred

    Specific Responsibilities and General Duties:


    1. Supervises, as appropriate, the delivery of biopsychosocial evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy and psychoeducational interventions and other treatment modalities provided by the system.
    2. Participates in teaching and learning new psychiatric techniques and interventions
    3. Resort to the use of Physician Emergency Certificate to detain a patient as indicated.
    4. Use emergency psychiatric medications cautiously and only in accordance with relevant statutes.
    5. May similarly order restraint and seclusion and supervise care under these conditions
    6. May order relevant lab tests and procedures with appropriate consent, to help in the diagnosis or management of patient’s condition
    7. Expected to be proficient in the use of psychopharmacology.
    8. Collaborate with non-psychiatric practitioners in the provision of mental health care.
    9. Have obligations for careful infection control, risk management and peer review.
    10. Mental Health documentation must meet all regulatory requirements made by licensing and third party agencies.
    11. 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.
    12. Collaborates with workers from other mental health disciplines in providing quality evaluation, treatment planning and care and improving the outcomes of patient care.
    13. Coordinates with other medical specialties in the detection and treatment of psychiatric patients’ non-psychiatric medical or surgical conditions.

    Confidentiality of Information:

    1. Mental Health/HIV information is kept in strict confidence

    Physical Effort/Environment:

    1. Moderate. Long Hours sitting. Driving to outside agency meetings and consultations. Environment pleasant.


    1. Competencies in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric and behavioral disorders.
    2. Must maintain a competent or above rating on the performance qualities/competencies identified in the performance evaluation tool.


    Master of Nursing (MSN)


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