Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #190913-4667HD-001


Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference and do what you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment? Do you bring experience providing direct psychiatric care to youth hospitalized and leading interdisciplinary treatment teams? If you are that candidate, then the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center is looking for you to be a part of our team.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), seeks a qualified individual for a per diem Psychiatrist (position #119243). This position will service the Sachem and Passaic Units. We anticipate this position will average 24 hours per week and will work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus at 915 River Road, Middletown, CT 06457. The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. The south campus consists of four coed hospital units and three female adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility cottages (PRTF). The Solnit Center facilities support our dedication to helping youth improve their individual and social competencies.

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Selection Plan

Please include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Martina Gillespie at or 860-704-4224.


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.