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If so, we are looking for you to become part of our team!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks a qualified Physician to provide psychiatric coverage for our facility in Middletown, CT. This is a part-time, second shift position. The schedule will be two (2) sixteen (16) hour weekday shifts 4:30 pm to 8:30 am to total thirty two (32) hours per biweekly pay period or one (1) twenty four (24) hour weekend shift 8:30 am to 8:30 am to total twenty four (24) hours per biweekly pay period. The schedule will be determined based on operational needs; the agency cannot guarantee there will be hours available to work every pay period. The Physician will have the Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Pediatrician and attending Psychiatrist available on site or over the phone for consultation as needed.
The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus overlooking the Connecticut River in Middletown, CT. The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting.
Mission and beliefs:
Our Mission Statement is Caring, Healing and Teaching --—Partnering with children, families and communities to build hope and create opportunities. We are widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances.
We believe that:
Children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders can lead productive and satisfying lives.
Children, youth and their families have the right and responsibility to participate in their treatment.
No child will be refused treatment based on their ability to pay for services.
Our services work best when coordinated with community care.
The campus includes:
- Four coed hospital units
- Three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages (PRTF)
- Two schools
- Indoor pool
- Ball field
- Two gyms
- Recreation Rooms
- Outdoor picnic area
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
Please include a resume within the “resume tab” of your application.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, the Department of Children and Families is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
If selected for further consideration, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: Two most recent performance reviews, last two years attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, a resume etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for providing part time medical treatment services to patients.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides 24 hour medical supervision to specified groups of patients and facility coverage as scheduled, including on-call and weekend coverage; examines, diagnoses and medically treats patients; develops and monitors integrated treatment plans; interviews, examines and admits patients to treatment; performs physical examinations; orders, analyzes and interprets medical and laboratory tests; prescribes appropriate medications and treatments; coordinates treatment with other therapeutic programs; provides medical expertise and consultation to treatment teams; orders and monitors special treatment procedures; performs discharge planning; participates in staff meetings; maintains accurate, up-to-date medical records and prepares required reports according to hospital policy and/or JCAHO and HCFA standards; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of methods and principles of medicine and surgery; knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine and substance abuse; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to examine for diagnose, assess and treat patients with medical and/or substance abuse disorders; ability to prescribe appropriate medications and other treatments specific to medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-rays and other medical reports and findings; ability to maintain accurate patient records and charts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Completion of one year of a residency program.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to 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 may be required to demonstrate continued competency and proficiency in the practice of medicine by successfully completing an established agency program.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be board certified in internal medicine, family medicine or neurology.
4. Incumbents must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).
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.