Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #200313-4667HD-001


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.   

The Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS), with three locations throughout Fairfield County, promotes and administers comprehensive recovery oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment. These services include inpatient treatment programs and outpatient clinical services, as well as a wide range of additional supportive treatment services.            

Are you a self-starter? Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Psychiatrist (Per Diem) to join and be apart of our vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team at SWCMHS. 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 Medical Administration - Hispanic Clinic (Outpatient), (PCN 28261).  

Discover the Opportunity to: 

  • To work with individuals who are interested primarily in psychopharmacology services; 
  • 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; 
  • Respond to emergency situations.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off.  

Based in Bridgeport, the largest city in the State of Connecticut, you are only a short 60 miles north of Manhattan. The city is also home of the Frisbee and the first Subway store. Bridgeport boasts a rich history and a perfect Long Island Sound locale for education, culture, entertainment and art, including, but not limited to:  
  • Home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey Team; 
  • Discovery Adventure Park and Museum; 
  • P.T. Barnum Museum; 
  • Beardsley Zoo; 
  • Varying Artists, Makers, Art Supporting Organizations and Galleries; 
  • A complete array of food offerings and restaurants for every appetite.

Selection Plan

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.  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Andrew Pebley,, 860-262-6946.


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


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 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.


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).


Our preferred candidate will be:
  • Bilingual  - English and Spanish


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.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.