Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Principal Psychiatrist

Recruitment #190116-6186RW-001

Introduction

                                                     

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), currently has a vacancy for a Principal Psychiatrist within the Hospital inpatient service, located at the Albert J. Solnit Children's Center - South Campus in Middletown, CT. This is a part time position (68 hours biweekly). The schedule is Monday through Thursday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Fridays 10:30 am - 4:30pm. 

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jaime Sanz at jaime.sanz@ct.gov, (860) 704-4264.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Children and Families and Correction, this class is accountable for providing clinical administrative/supervisory functions and/or direct care psychiatric services as a board certified advanced clinician.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Direct psychiatric care and leadership of treatment teams on the inpatient hospital units of the Solnit Center. The Principal Psychiatrist is also responsible for providing consultation and support in addressing the behavioral health inpatient needs of children served by the DCF; contribution to optimizing outcomes for children with behavioral health issues served by the DCF. The Principal Psychiatrist may supervise and also retain a teaching appointment at Yale. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of methods and principles of behavioral health medicine; considerable knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatry and substance abuse including treatment models and best practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable ability to prescribe and conduct psychotherapy, medications and other treatments specific to psychiatric and substance abuse disorders; ability to develop a collaborative group practice environment with other psychiatrists, physicians and members of interdisciplinary teams; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-rays and other medical and/or psychological reports and findings; administrative/supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a specialist in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or board certification in Adult or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut. A temporary license may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.

2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).

3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain certification as a specialist in an area such as geriatrics, ABI/TBI, forensics, substance abuse, etc.

4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.

5. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.