Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #200327-4667HD-001


                         Solnit-South Airial View

Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference and do what you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment? Do you bring considerable knowledge of methods and principles of psychiatric medicine, current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Do you have the Knowledge of recent developments in the field of psychiatry and substance abuse including treatment models and best practices with experience providing direct psychiatric care to youth hospitalized while  leading interdisciplinary treatment teams? If you are that candidate, then the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center is looking for you to be a part of our team. 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), seeks a qualified individual for a per diem Psychiatrist (position #119243). This position will service the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. We anticipate this position will average 24 hours per week and will work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *New State Employees start at minimum salary range. The psychiatrist in this position will be responsible for the psychiatric care of up to 8 adolescent girls and will lead an interdisciplinary treatment team and oversee the execution of comprehensive treatment plans. 

The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus at 915 River Road, Middletown, CT 06457. The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. The south campus consists of four coed hospital units and three female adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility cottages (PRTF). The Solnit Center facilities support our dedication to helping youth improve their individual and social competencies.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume in the "Resume Tab" of their application.

If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Martina Gillespie at


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.