Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Physician (Per Diem)

Recruitment #190515-4666HD-001


The State of CTOffice of the Chief Medical Examiner is seeking two (2) Per-Diem Pathologists to support our increased examination caseload.   Per-Diems will assist our office and our current staff of seven forensic pathologists by conducting autopsy examinations on weekdays (8 hour day), beginning as soon as reasonably possible.

Our free-standing, modern facility is located in Farmington, CT on the Campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center and Medical School.  The office is a state-wide medical examiner system with an autopsy load of approximately 2300 per year which includes approximately 100 homicides.  Full-time investigators attend scenes and support staff include excellent mortuary technicians and photographers.  Pathology residents from Yale, Hartford Hospital, and Danbury Hospital rotate through the office in addition to Pathologists' Assistant students from Quinnipiac University.  Histology is done in house while toxicology is outsourced with an average turn-around-time of 12 days.  There is a board-certified forensic anthropologist on staff and the medical examiners have access to consultants in pediatric pathology, neuropathology, cardiac pathology, radiology, and odontology.  Reports are dictated to an outsourced dictation company with < 24 hour turnaround time. 

The Per-Diem pathologist will perform no more than three (3) autopsy examinations per weekday.  The Per-Diem will not handle homicide or infant examinations or other examinations with potential criminal investigation.   The Per-Diem pathologist will be supervised by the Chief (Deputy) Medical Examiner regarding case assignments and case completion.  A schedule of weekday assignments will be worked through on a monthly basis.  Remote access to our network and the Case Management system will be provided. 

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview may 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:  Rachel Fein, (860) 679-3982.


In a state facility, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of clients or for acting as a medical consultant on a variety of programs.


Participates in diagnosis, care and treatment of patients in an assigned service; with consultation may manage medical and surgical treatments; makes daily rounds or attends clinic sessions to examine patients, outline appropriate treatment and review work of nurses and attendants; instructs paraprofessional and professional staff with respect to regimens for individual patients and general medical management; reviews records, interviews visitors and answers inquiries; prescribes occupational, physical, psychological and industrial therapy for patients; investigates complaints and unusual occurrences and makes reports of findings; may teach professional and attendant groups; may serve as medical consultant to specialized statewide health programs; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to mentally ill, handicapped, chronically ill or imprisoned patients; knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in mental and physical diagnoses.


Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license to practice medicine and surgery as 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.


  • The ideal candidate is a board certified Forensic Pathologist, or a Pathologist who has completed a Forensic Pathology Fellowship and has a minimum of 10 years full-time experience recently working in Forensic Pathology. 
  • Additional training in Neuropathology and Cardiac Pathology are preferred.  
  • A state of Connecticut Medical License is necessary to begin work; reimbursement of the licensure fee will be available upon completion of 3 months of work.
  • Conclusion


    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.