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? Do you have a passion for supporting others? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our Joint Commission accredited hospital as an integral part of our facility! The Southwest CT Mental Health System
(SWCMHS) provides comprehensive treatment services to clients with a range of psychiatric issues. This treatment is performed in a safe, supportive and highly structured hospital level of care.
SWCMHS seeks three (3) experienced and qualified individuals for a meaningful role as a Principal Psychiatrist, located at 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. The positions details are as follows:
Position #1: PCN: 100007 – Clinical Services Unit, Outpatient
Position #2: PCN: 027954 – Young Adult Services, Outpatient
Position #3: PCN: 026979 – Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit 2, Inpatient
These are full-time, 40 hours per week position, with a work schedule, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Voluntary on-call coverage and weekend coverage is available at additional reimbursement. CME credit through onsite grand rounds and training is available.
Discover the opportunity to:
- Provide initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluation, psychiatric diagnosis, risk assessment and psycho-pharmacologic management and treatment consistent with diagnosis and psychiatric symptom presentation;
- Provide individual, group and family psychotherapy when indicated and in accordance with the client’s treatment plan;
- Order and review the results of laboratory blood-work and consult with a medical APRN, internist and/or medical specialist when clinically indicated;
- Assist with programming choices based on a person centered care and recovery approach and participating in coordination of services with community providers, as needed.
- Coordinate treatments with other therapeutic programs as needed and participates in staff meetings, as well as, represent medical staff in organizational committees at the discretion of medical director;
- Develop and monitor integrated treatment plans, maintain accurate up-to-date medical records according to relevant policies and regulations;
- Prepare required reports according to hospital policy, Joint Commission and other regulatory standards.
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 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 questions regarding this recruitment
please contact Andrew Pebley, Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov
, (860) 262-6946.
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
Provides 24 hour supervision to specified groups of patients and facility coverage as scheduled including on-call coverage and weekend coverage; makes rounds and provides direct care and clinical oversight of multi-disciplinary treatment teams; coordinates work of medical staff with related programs; reviews 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; provides education and training as indicated, e.g. grand rounds and case conferences; assigns, oversees and evaluates work of staff and on-site night duty physicians and/or psychiatrists; conducts and/or participates in meetings on clinical and administrative policy, research programs, clinical program development and treatment techniques; assesses, examines and evaluates patients for admission or discharge; assesses, examines, diagnoses and prescribes appropriate medications and other biologic and psychosocial treatments for patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; performs advanced level risk assessments; consults on difficult and/or complex cases; develops and implements QA and/or QI process improvement initiatives; prepares and/or reviews reports, medical records and correspondence; performs utilization review and management functions; attends court hearings as a state witness; performs related duties as required.
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.
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.
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.