Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #181115-4667HD-001


The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Children and Families is recruiting for a  Psychiatrist to work Per Diem at The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center, South Campus Hospital on the Sachem and Passaic Units.  This position will operate 24 hours per week, Tues - Wed - Thur - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Albert J Solnit Center South provides treatment for youths between the ages of 13 and 17 with complex psychiatric needs.  The program is designed to be the bridge from hospital to home and community or as a diversionary placement to avoid the need for a hospital stay. Components of the program include: multidisciplinary assessment; 24-hour supervision and monitoring; individual, group and family therapy;medication evaluation and management; intensive case management; and in-home support.    

The facility provides an educational program, work experience opportunities and rehabilitation including therapeutic recreation and occupational and music therapies. The Solnit Children's Center utilizes a strength based, family centered relational approach based on youth -adult partnership. The program model has been designed to focus treatment strategies which are trauma informed and gender responsive. South Campus School provides comprehensive educational services.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a CV (curriculum vitae) within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Candidates being interviewed will be required to bring documented proof of qualifications to the interview.  Individuals may also be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Jaime Sanz,, (860) 704-4264.


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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.