Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #190619-4667HD-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Office of the Commissioner seeks qualified individuals for two (2) Psychiatrist (Per Diem) positions within the Office of Forensic Evaluations, PCN’s 121757 and 121785.  The work location is statewide.  The work is done during the first shift, preferably done in the morning from 8am to 1pm, but hours can vary.

The selected candidates will participate on multidisciplinary Competence to Stand Trial (CST) teams or individual evaluations; complete forensic evaluations of clients who may be in hospitals, correctional facilities and/or at one of three Offices of Forensic Evaluations (Norwich, Hartford-Newington and  Bridgeport); perform extensive writing and editing of legal/psychiatric reports; testify in court regarding forensic matters; participate on  examination teams; perform independent examinations; 

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.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Edra Knight, DMHAS HR, (860)418-6866 or



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 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.