Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #191220-4667HD-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission 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.

Are you a self-starter? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join and be a part of our vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team at Southwest CT Mental Health System!

Located at 1635 Central Avenue,  Bridgeport, CT 06610, we are easily accessible off I-95. The position is located within our Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC) in Clinical Services (Outpatient), (PCN: 77580). 

In this position you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Review 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;
  • Assess and examine patients for intake, admission and/or discharge, where applicable;
  • Assess, examine, diagnose and prescribe appropriate medications and other biologic and psychosocial treatments for patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders;
  • Perform advanced level risk assessments;
  • Respond to emergency situations.

We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application. Applicants encouraged to interview will be asked to supply the following: a copy of their current license as Psychiatrist issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact: Sharon Ferguson (203) 551-7078; or Sharon.Ferguson@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state facility, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals needing psychiatric care.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Participates in diagnosis, care and treatment of individuals in an assigned service; interviews newly admitted individuals to obtain their intellectual and physical history in order to determine appropriate treatment plans; conducts intellectual and physical evaluations of individuals; makes daily rounds to examine individuals and modify treatment plans; conducts individual and group psychotherapy; instructs unit and professional staff on individuals and general unit medical management; reviews individuals records; meets with visitors and answers inquiries; meets with team to determine individual 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 intellectual status of individuals; may perform physical examinations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of individuals; knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatric medicine; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in intellectual and physical diagnosis; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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).

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.