Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #200205-4667HD-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission 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, at the DMHAS, Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH) specialize in providing inpatient services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. The hospital consists of 91 maximum security beds and 138 enhanced security beds.  Services are provided to individuals who are admitted under the following categories: Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) commitment, Criminal court order for restoration of competency to stand trial, Civil commitment (voluntary or involuntary) and Transfer from the Department of Correction (during period of incarceration or at end of sentence). Discharge options are dependent on legal status and the purpose of admission. 

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 to join our hospital’s team!

We, at the Whiting Maximum Security Services seek an experienced individual for the position of Psychiatrist (PCN 118628).  This is a Per-Diem, sixteen (16) hours per week position.  We are located in Middletown, CT and we are easily accessible off Route 9!

Discover the opportunity to:

  • Provide assessment and treatment to patients committed by the superior court for competency restoration, individuals under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PRSB) and civil patients in need of maximum security psychiatric treatment;
  • Make rounds and deliver direct care and clinical oversight of multi-disciplinary treatment teams;
  • Coordinate work of medical staff with related programs;
  • Review treatment plans, clinical records, diagnoses, and patient discharge plans for adherence to policies and/or The CT Department of Public Health, The Joint Commission (TJC) and Health Care Financing Authority (HCFA) standards;
  • Assess, examine and evaluate patients for admission or discharge;
  • Perform advanced level risk assessments;
  • Contribute to the development of PSRB, criminal and/or probate court reports or applications;
  • Assess, examine, diagnose and prescribe appropriate medications and other biologic and psychosocial treatments for patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders;
  • Actively participate in the development of PRSB, criminal and/or probate court reports or applications;
  • Testify at probate or criminal court and/or PRSB hearings;
  • Respond to emergency situations.

Please ensure that your application is complete as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Julie Barker, (860) 262-6745 or


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


Participates in diagnosis, care and treatment of individuals in an assigned service; interviews newly admitted individuals to obtain their intellectual and physical history in order to determine appropriate treatment plans; conducts intellectual and physical evaluations of individuals; makes daily rounds to examine individuals and modify treatment plans; conducts individual and group psychotherapy; instructs unit and professional staff on individuals and general unit medical management; reviews individuals records; meets with visitors and answers inquiries; meets with team to determine individual 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 intellectual status of individuals; may perform physical examinations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of individuals; knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatric medicine; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in intellectual 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.