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Hospital for Special Care - Inpatient Autism Unit

Registered Nurse

  • Location

    New Britain, CT
  • Posted On

    March 13, 2018
  • Job Type

  • Category

  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Associate's Degree
  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description


  1. Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  2. Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut
  3. Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting.
  4. Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.)
  5. Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing


The registered nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs.

How to Apply

The Autism Inpatient Unit (AIU) at Hospital for Special Care is the only one of its kind in CT. It is a specialized interdisciplinary program for children and adolescents with an established diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The 8-bed unit is geared toward self-injurious and aggressive individuals who display severe and highly treatment-resistant behavioral disorders, or who have experienced a decline in their self-care abilities.

The AIU is designed to provide specialized pharmacologic and behavioral assessment and treatment at an inpatient level of care. As the highest level of care, inpatient treatment is most appropriate for individuals who have exhausted multiple levels of care in the community. The anticipated length of stay is 30-45 days.

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