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Behavioral Health Nurse (RN) HomeCare

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Hartford HealthCare at Home


Watertown, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.
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 as an Registered Nurse. 

 Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largest provider of homecare services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission for more than 115 years.  Our Person-Centered Care Model allows our employees to learn and grow within our organization, all while providing integrated support to the patient.  As part of Hartford HealthCare, we leverage cutting edge technology to provide quality care in our client’s home.  Most importantly, our employees are appreciated for the real differences they make in both the lives of their clients and their clients’ families

Basic Purpose of the Position:

The Primary Care Nurse in the Healthy Minds at Home Program ensures quality and safe delivery of comprehensive short-term acute nursing care to primarily Older Adults with the diagnoses of Dementia, Parkinson Diseases, Anxiety and/or depression. Provides evaluation and assessments and supportive interventions and linkage to the community to maximize their level of functioning.

In general, most of the time will be spent in the following activities:

Evaluation and assessment using Evidenced Based Assessment Tools. Understands and addresses co morbid medical conditions.

Develops, implements, evaluates plan of care. Addresses problems with plan of care, attends and initiates client case conferences, provides coordination of the plan of care and maintains continuity of care with other health professionals assigned to the case and communicates recommendations for additional home health care services to the appropriate individual in a timely manner.

Provides assessment, education and supervision of the individualized, holistic plan of care. Engages with appropriate community resources to ensure a safe continuum of care.

Documents timely and accurately computer entry of patient/job information to facilitate the development of the OASIS data set, orders for service, creation of time sheets and other required patient/employment documents and reports.

Performs other duties as required.

Key Competencies;

Demonstrates competent nursing assessment and treatment skills in the provision of services within the Healthy Minds at Home scope of practice.

Demonstrates competent knowledge of medications and current therapies.

Demonstrates understanding of nursing process, motivational interviewing. Maintains a positive professional demeanor.

Demonstrates organizational, written, and verbal skills. Demonstrates proficiency in EMR systems and computer skills.



Connecticut Registered Nurse


BSN or ASN from a NLN accredited School of Nursing with 2 years recent psychiatric nursing experience

in a psychiatric hospital,

psychiatric home care, psychiatric partial hospitalization program or other outpatient psychiatric services

OR Master’s Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, or related discipline



One year nursing experience or one year nursing experience in a specialty; medical/surgery or home care,

preferred.  Computer skills preferred.


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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