Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference? If so, we have a terrific opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC), is seeking a full time Principal Psychiatrist to provide mental services to our inmate population at Osborne Correctional Institute in Somers.
DOC is seeking highly motivated individuals to deliver support for our Health Services Unit. Provision of high quality medical care is essential to our mission of leading safe and secure facilities while ensuring the wellness of our inmate population, our staff and the general public.
This is a full-time, 40 hours-per-week position. You will work Monday through Friday on first shift (8:00am-4:00pm).
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What we can offer you:
Our Mission: 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. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.
- Be part of a 700-member team dedicated to improving the health of nearly 13,000 patients
- Enjoy work-life balance with a flexible schedule, with no mandatory call, voluntary paid on-call and a manageable patient load!
- A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV)
- Excellent health and wellness benefits along with additional supplemental benefits
- 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
- 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 patients
- Have access to point-of-care labs and phlebotomy services, neuro imaging and, when warranted, psychological testing
- Avoid hassles with insurance companies and billing requirements
- Perform charting with a modern electronic health record
- Have malpractice insurance covered by the State of Connecticut
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.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jake Ferrari at email@example.com.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Departments of Children and Families and Correction, 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.