Although Clinical experience is preferable, recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
We are seeking a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), with post-graduate clinical experience, preferably in a primary care setting to join our Department of Pediatrics at Community Health Services (CHS). The PNP will deliver comprehensive quality patient care, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions according to standards of practice to children and adolescents. The Clinical Director of the department is Dr. Zeev Harel, former Brown University Medical School Professor of Pediatrics. Levels of employees’ engagement and satisfaction in this department are well above national average.
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.
- Provide care to children and adolescents, in collaboration with department physicians, and may refer patients to consultants for further evaluation and treatment procedures as appropriate.
- Coordinate patient care with team members, other departments, and community agencies as necessary.
- Participate in departmental quality improvement and peer review activities.
The incumbent in this position should:
- Be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and have successfully completed an approved nurse practitioner program, specializing in Pediatric Medicine.
- Possess valid State of Connecticut licensure
- Manage a panel of patients and promote preventive health care through health supervision visits, patient and family education, and child health advocacy.
- Treat and evaluate patients with acute and chronic childhood illnesses and promote the health of the child and family.
- Have a deep knowledge of nursing practice, coupled with a record of providing high quality, comprehensive, professional clinical care to patients according to established standards and protocols.
- Possess the ability to provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population in a collaborative environment.
- Have skills taking a medical history, assessing medical conditions, and interpreting findings.
- Communicate effectively with patients, peers, and other stakeholders both orally and in writing.
- Be able to maintain timely, thorough and accurate written clinical documentation
- Be able to make evidence-based clinical decisions and comply with department and organizational quality measures
- Be comfortable using electronic health record and other computer systems
- Be willing to perform other duties as assigned.
Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
- Community Health Services participates in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program
- Competitive pay
- 401(k) plan
- 9 paid Holidays
- Sick leave, Medical leave, Military leave and Bereavement leave
- Medical, Dental and Life Insurances
- Long Term Disability
- Maternity Related Absences
- Vacation time