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Graduate Nurse (ASN, BSN) - Adult Dual Diagnosis Unit

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St. Vincent's Medical Center


Westport, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Shifts scheduled between 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Shifts required every other weekend and some holidays

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Center in Westport is a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility specializing in care for children, adolescents, and adults with mental health and dual diagnosis substance use disorders.  St. Vincent’s Medical Center is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and part of one of the largest providers of mental health services at several locations in Connecticut.

Job Summary:

Provides temporary practice, pending results of the licensing examination for a period not to exceed 90 calendar days after the date of graduation. This temporary practice privilege automatically ceases upon notification that the graduate nurse has failed the licensure examination or once the 90 calendar days after the date of graduation has past and required licensing is still pending.

Provides holistic, quality and cost-effective nursing care for patients/families and/or others for a patient population within a unit, service or other primary area of practice with an awareness of the episode of care.  Applies the nursing process within the context of the organization's Framework for Professional Practice.  Practices under the supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse.  Reports to Unit Manager.


  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing program.  Minimum Associate degree, Bachelor’s preferred.  Associate degree hires must obtain a BSN within 6 years of hire date
  • Application to sit for CT RN license must be completed and licensing obtained within 90 calendar days of graduation date
  • Demonstrates ability to develop, deliver and evaluate patient care
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written and ability to work as part of a collaborative team

We take great care of careers.

Hartford Healthcare provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working with a top-notch organization:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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