Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #201222-4667HD-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

The Department of Correction is seeking four (4) Per Diem Psychiatrists at multiple locations to provide mental services to our inmate population on an as need basis Monday thru Friday.  Provision of high quality mental health care is critical to our mission of maintaining safe and secure facilities while ensuring the wellness of our inmate population, our staff and the general public.

Location Options
  • Garner Correctional Institution (GCI), Newtown, CT
  • Manson Youth Institution (MYI), Cheshire, CT
  • Osborn Correctional Institution (OCI), Somers, CT
  • York Correctional Institution (YCI), East Lyme, CT 
We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Per Diem Psychiatrist.


Discover the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a 700-member team dedicated to improving the health of nearly 13,000 patients.
  • Fulfill public service by providing clinical care to a vulnerable patient population
  • Enjoy work-life balance with a flexible schedule, with no mandatory call, voluntary paid on-call and a manageable patient load.
  • Avoid hassles with insurance companies and billing requirements.
  • Work in a safe and collaborative environment with nursing and administrative support
  • Practice in one of multiple locations available in urban, suburban and rural sites across the state
  • Contribute to the coordination of onsite medical, mental/behavioral health and dental services
  • Get clinical exposure to a variety of psychiatric diagnosis and, with no managed care seeking to discharge from your care, have the chance to see the positive impact of your interventions on your patients.
  • Have access to point-of-care labs and phlebotomy services, neuro imaging and, when warranted, psychological testing.
  • Perform charting with a modern electronic health record.
  • Have malpractice insurance covered by the State of Connecticut.

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Applications that are untimely, incomplete or inaccurate will not be considered.  Questions can be sent to Erica.McGuinness@ct.gov. 

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s).  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency. 

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.







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