Are you passionate about caring for our most vulnerable population? If so, we invite you to learn more about an exciting Clinical Psychologist role!
Connecticut Valley Hospita
l seeks qualified Clinical Psychologists to work in the General Psychiatry Division located in Middletown, CT. Working in Battell 4 North and Battell 3 North, positions are full-time, thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Battell 3 North (PCN 126697) is an intensive treatment unit specializing in the treatment of individuals with refractory psychiatric illnesses who have not responded to treatment in a less restrictive or less structured setting.
- Battel 4 North (PCN 114844) is an all-male transitional rehab unit whose patients have a range of psychiatric diagnoses and symptoms This unit focuses on transition and reintegration to the community.
The General Psychiatric unit specializes in the treatment of patients with a range of serious and persistent mental illnesses and symptoms. The clients are admitted through DMHAS psychiatric and forensic services along with the general hospitals and the community. This position is responsible for the quality of care provided by the professional and paraprofessional staff on all units of the General Psychiatry Division including training and education on policies and procedures.
At Connecticut Valley Hospital, individuals receive services that assist them to better manage their illnesses, achieve personal goals, and develop skills and supports that lead to living the most constructive and satisfying lives possible.
DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
- Conduct and coordinate comprehensive integrated treatment programs to meet the needs of the clients consistent with program accreditation and governmental agency standards
- Work within a multidisciplinary treatment team and provides clinical consultation and diagnostic testing as needed
- Provide individual and group psychotherapy with diverse inpatient population group
- Serve as a liaison with outside providers to coordinate client care
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.
We can also offer peace of mind with our benefits package
. As a new state employee we offer a variety of medical and dental plans and participation in a hybrid retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, that may include retiree health insurance. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, as well as, vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are 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 most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
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The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chanhda.Ly@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state facility, this class is accountable for performing the full range of psychotherapy or other professional psychological services including diagnostic testing, behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Participates in and coordinates clinical psychological services for a complex ward or group of wards or comparable units staffed by psychiatric, nursing or other individual care personnel; provides consultation on difficult cases representing complex intellectual, emotional and/or social problems; engages in diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services; attends staff meetings; coordinates psychological treatment modalities with other disciplines and services; develops and implements new service programs; conducts research and reports findings in a manner suitable for professional publication; consults with community agencies and organizations; conducts training sessions for interns and staff and may participate in training of psychiatric residents; may address lay and professional groups; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology; considerable knowledge and skill in selection, administration, scoring and evaluation of intelligence, achievement, personality and diagnostic tests; considerable knowledge of psychological research methodology including experimental design, data analysis and application of findings; knowledge of other psychological disciplines; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to make clinical diagnosis and prognosis and develop treatment plans; considerable ability to conduct psychotherapy; considerable ability to write case histories, discharge summaries and professional reports; ability to coordinate clinical services with comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plans.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology and one (1) year of post-doctoral experience as a psychologist working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice psychology in Connecticut. Any person employed by the State of Connecticut prior to July 1, 1985 with a title in the Psychology series of the classified service shall be exempt from the above licensure requirement pursuant to Public Act 613, Section 119(c). For certain positions the appointing authority may require state licensure.
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).
Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals or inmates; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals or inmates; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
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.