Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #200908-4667HD-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 the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS)! The position is located within our Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC) in Clinical Services (Outpatient), (PCN: 77580). We are located at 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. 

Discover the opportunity to: 
  • Provide ongoing psychiatric evaluation, psychiatric diagnosis, risk assessment 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;
  • 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;
  • 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!

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 questions regarding this recruitment we encourage you to contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@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.



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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.