APRN/Physicians Assistant
Job Details
Jay Brothers Unified Resource Center - Bridgeport, CT
Full Time

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.

Jay Brothers Unified Resource Center (JBURC) This program, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is our newest outpatient treatment program. JBURC is CARF accredited and licensed by the Department of Public Health for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. The program serves male and female adult clients who have been affected by substance abuse and/or psychiatric issues. The program offers a variety of group sessions to help clients learn tools and skills to reduce their use of substances and eventually become abstinent. In addition, this program offers an intensive outpatient treatment program. Family/couples sessions are strongly encouraged as a means of improving communication and to serve as a foundation for establishing healthier relationships. This program offers additional resources and support to citizens returning to the community from incarceration.

Core Functions:

  • Collects and organizes information related to an individual client, family, medical, substance abuse, and mental health history, and onset/severity of symptoms obtained from the client, family members, and other pertinent treatment providers.
  • Determines the nature and extent of co-occurring disorders and formulates individualized treatment programs in conjunction with other support services being received by the client.
  • Provides psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, and psychiatric consultation.
  • Provides medication education for individual clients, staff, and families as necessary.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, providing consultation for clinical staff.
  • Completes clinical and medical documentation for individual client records.
  • Adheres to all documentation and reporting requirements.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.


  • Required to have at least two years of experience working with substance abuse, mental health, co-occurring disorders, and HIV/AIDS populations as APRN/PA.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships and project a professional image.

Certificates, License:

  • Valid State of Connecticut license as a Psychiatric Advanced Practicing Nurse or Physician Assistant is required.
  • A valid State of Connecticut controlled substance license with the ability to prescribe and medically monitor substance abuse and mental health medications.
  • Incumbents may be required to secure professional certification and/or license.
  • A valid Connecticut driver's license is required.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as 14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition, License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.