Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #200501-4667HD-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.

Do you have a passion for supporting others?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be a part of our vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team here at Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) were we support a harmonious work/life balance.

DMHAS, CVH seeks qualified individuals for the position of Psychiatrist (Per Diem) in our General Psychiatry Division, Merritt 4D (PCN 122225).  Merritt 4D is a Young Adult Services (YAS) co-ed unit with 17 clients ages 18-25 designed to stabilize and treat a variety of mental health issues through innovative and age-appropriate groups and activities. 

Discover the opportunity to:

  • Interview newly admitted individuals to obtain their psychiatric and physical history in order to determine appropriate treatment plans;
  • Conduct psychiatric and physical evaluations of individuals;
  • Meet with families and conservators and answers inquiries;
  • Prescribe medications and/or occupational, physical, psychological or therapy; and
  • Testify in court to provide evidence of clinical status of individuals.  

We are located at 1000 Silver Street, Middletown.  Middletown is a vibrant community located on the beautiful Connecticut River!  We have many wonderful attributes including:

  • Our historic downtown district, now full of restaurants, coffee shops and activities!
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park - beautiful waterfalls and woodsy trails with hiking and biking!
  • Shopping, boutiques and movie theaters!
  • Fun for the kids: a trampoline park, Kid City and roller skating!
  • Access to New York City, Boston and Newport close by!
  • Wesleyan University and more!

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.    

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact: Christine Martin (860) 262-7198; 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.

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