Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Principal Psychiatrist (DMHAS)

Recruitment #200618-6184RW-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.

The DMHAS, Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC) seeks an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Principal Psychiatrist (DMHAS) PCN 26855.  This position will serve as the Program Director for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Team (DHoH).  We are a person-centered and recovery-oriented service that are culturally and linguistically affirmative for Deaf, Deaf Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing adults, who are eighteen (18) and older with persistent mental illness and/or substance use problems. We are located at 500 Vine Street, Hartford, CT. This is a full-time, forty (40) hours per week position. The work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we want you to join us!

Discover the opportunity to:

  • Lead a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve;
  • Provide direct skilled psychiatric services and clinical and administrative supervision to the DHoH team's clinicians and interpreters;
  • Assign, oversee and evaluate the DHoH team;
  • Be responsible for on-going evaluation and implementation of program development, quality improvement activities, utilization management, and related administrative functions; 
  • Provide direct client care, psychotherapy and medication management, in addition to providing consultation and psychiatric oversight.                                                                                                                         

What we offer:

  • Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits;
  • A challenging yet rewarding experience;
  • A collaborative team environment;
  • In addition to the base annual salary, you may be approved for a recruitment incentive of up to $30,000.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your Resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.   Individuals considered for interview will be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc.  You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker at Julie.Barker@ct.gov or (860) 262-6745

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for providing clinical administrative/supervisory functions and/or direct care psychiatric services as a board certified advanced clinician.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

This position will be responsible for:

Assigning, overseeing and evaluating the staff on the DHoH Team.

On-going evaluation and implementation of program development, quality improvement activities, utilization management, and related administrative functions for the DHoH Team. 

Providing direct client care, psychotherapy and medication management.

Providing consultation and psychiatric oversight for the DHoH treatment team.

Completing initial client intake assessments for the DHoH and the Intake Teams.

Attending court hearings and providing court testimony on behalf of the facility.  

Additional information can be found here.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of methods and principles of behavioral health medicine; considerable knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatry and substance abuse including treatment models and best practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable ability to prescribe and conduct psychotherapy, medications and other treatments specific to psychiatric and substance abuse disorders; ability to develop a collaborative group practice environment with other psychiatrists, physicians and members of interdisciplinary teams; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-rays and other medical and/or psychological reports and findings; administrative/supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a specialist in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or board certification in Adult or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut. A temporary license may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.
2. 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).
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain certification as a specialist in an area such as geriatrics, ABI/TBI, forensics, substance abuse, etc.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
5. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.

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.