Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #190802-4667HD-001


Our mission at the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

We are currently seeking two experienced Psychiatrist (Per Diem)'s to join our agency!

Located in Middletown, CT (1000 Silver Street), we are easily accessible off of Route 9.  These positions are located within our Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH):

  • General Psychiatry Division – Battell 3 North a 22 bed unit for Partners for Recovery (PCN: 122222)
  • General Psychiatry Division - Merritt 4 D in Young Adult Services (PCN 122225)

Are you a self-starter? Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our to be part of our vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team at CVH.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to supply the following: a copy of their current license as Psychiatrist issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact: Robert Paolitto (860) 262-5867; or


In a state facility, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of patients/clients needing psychiatric care.


Participates in diagnosis, care and treatment of patients/clients in an assigned service; interviews newly admitted patients/clients to obtain their mental and physical history in order to determine appropriate treatment plans; conducts mental and physical evaluations of patients/ clients; makes daily rounds to examine patients/clients and modify treatment plans; conducts individual and group psychotherapy; instructs ward and professional staff on individual patients/clients and general ward medical management; reviews patients/clients records; meets with visitors and answers inquiries; meets with team to determine patient/client treatment plans; prescribes drugs and/or occupational, physical, psychological or industrial therapy; investigates complaints and unusual occurrences and makes reports of findings; may manage medical and surgical treatments; may review work of psychiatric residents; may testify in court to provide evidence of mental status of patients/clients; may perform physical examinations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of mentally disturbed clients; knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatric medicine; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in mental and physical diagnosis; some supervisory ability.


1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license to practice medicine and surgery issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes. A temporary license may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.
2. Incumbents in this class must have completed at least one (1) year of residency program experience in psychiatry approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


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).



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.