Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Principal Psychiatrist (DMHAS)

Recruitment #190418-6184RW-001

Introduction

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 a full-time experienced Principal Psychiatrist DMHAS) (89407) to help clinically lead our Psychiatric Services, a meaningful role for our agency!

Located in Middletown, in the Connecticut Valley Hospital.  This is a full-time, (40) hours per week, position.  The work schedule is as follows: Monday through  Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Discover the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team within the Addiction Services division of a state hospital (Connecticut Valley Hospital).  Each inpatient unit within the division is staffed with a psychiatrist who is the leader of a large multidisciplinary treatment team responsible for the care of patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders.  The psychiatrist will participate in activities related to clinical care, documentation of care, performance improvement, regulatory compliance and staff and student education.  The psychiatrist reports to the Division Medical Director who reports to the Chief of Professional Services.  On-call opportunities are available on a rotating schedule.

*In addition to the base annual salary a recruitment incentive could be approved up to $30,000.

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: for State Employees, their last two (2) Performance Evaluations OR, for outside hires, two (2) Letters of Reference and a copy of their current license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut as issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact:  Jim Anselmo, James.Anselmo@ct.gov, (860) 262-6730.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for providing clinical administrative/supervisory functions and/or direct care psychiatric services as a board certified advanced clinician.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Provides 24 hour supervision to specified groups of patients and facility coverage as scheduled including on-call coverage and weekend coverage; makes rounds and provides direct care and clinical oversight of multi-disciplinary treatment teams; coordinates work of medical staff with related programs; reviews treatment plans, clinical records, diagnoses, and patient discharge plans for adherence to policies and/or The Joint Commission (TJC) and Health Care Financing Authority (HCFA) standards; provides education and training as indicated, e.g. grand rounds and case conferences; assigns, oversees and evaluates work of staff and on-site night duty physicians and/or psychiatrists; conducts and/or participates in meetings on clinical and administrative policy, research programs, clinical program development and treatment techniques; assesses, examines and evaluates patients for admission or discharge; assesses, examines, diagnoses and prescribes appropriate medications and other biologic and psychosocial treatments for patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; performs advanced level risk assessments; consults on difficult and/or complex cases; develops and implements QA and/or QI process improvement initiatives; prepares and/or reviews reports, medical records and correspondence; performs utilization review and management functions; attends court hearings as a state witness; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of methods and principles of behavioral health medicine; considerable knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatry and substance abuse including treatment models and best practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable ability to prescribe and conduct psychotherapy, medications and other treatments specific to psychiatric and substance abuse disorders; ability to develop a collaborative group practice environment with other psychiatrists, physicians and members of interdisciplinary teams; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-rays and other medical and/or psychological reports and findings; administrative/supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a specialist in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or board certification in Adult or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut. A temporary license may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.
2. 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).
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain certification as a specialist in an area such as geriatrics, ABI/TBI, forensics, substance abuse, etc.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
5. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.