Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Physician (Per Diem) - Forensic Pathologist

Recruitment #210421-4666HD-001


The State of CT, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, is seeking one (1) per diem, Physician, Forensic Pathologist to support our increased examination caseload.  Per-Diems assist our office and our current staff of nine forensic pathologists by conducting autopsy examinations on weekdays (8 hour day), beginning as soon as reasonably possible. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license to practice medicine and surgery as 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.

Our free-standing, modern facility is located in Farmington, Connecticut on the Campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center and Medical School.  The office is a state-wide medical examiner system with an autopsy load of approximately 2900 per year which includes approximately 150 homicides.  Full-time medicolegal death investigators work 24/7 to investigate reported deaths and attend scenes. Additional support staff include excellent forensic technicians and photographers. 

Pathology residents from Yale, Hartford Hospital, and Danbury Hospital rotate through the office in addition to Pathologists' Assistant students from Quinnipiac University.  Histology is done in house, while toxicology is outsourced with an average turn-around-time of 12 days.  There is a board-certified forensic anthropologist on staff and the medical examiners have access to consultants in pediatric pathology, neuropathology, cardiac pathology, radiology, and odontology.  Reports are dictated to an outsourced dictation company with < 24 hour turnaround time. 

The incumbent in this Per-Diem Forensic Pathologist role will not handle homicide or infant examinations, or other examinations with potential criminal investigation.   The Per-Diem Forensic Pathologist will be supervised by the Chief (Deputy) Medical Examiner regarding case assignments and case completion.  A schedule of weekday assignments will be worked through on a monthly basis.  Remote access to our network and the Case Management system will be provided. 

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  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.

(Note:  in order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation into JobAps).  Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Rachel Fein,, (860) 679-3982.


In a state facility, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of clients or for acting as a medical consultant on a variety of programs.


Participates in diagnosis, care and treatment of patients in an assigned service; with consultation may manage medical and surgical treatments; makes daily rounds or attends clinic sessions to examine patients, outline appropriate treatment and review work of nurses and attendants; instructs paraprofessional and professional staff with respect to regimens for individual patients and general medical management; reviews records, interviews visitors and answers inquiries; prescribes occupational, physical, psychological and industrial therapy for patients; investigates complaints and unusual occurrences and makes reports of findings; may teach professional and attendant groups; may serve as medical consultant to specialized statewide health programs; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to mentally ill, handicapped, chronically ill or imprisoned patients; knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in mental and physical diagnoses.


Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license to practice medicine and surgery as 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.


The ideal candidate is a board certified Forensic Pathologist.  A state of Connecticut Medical License is eventually necessary, but may not be required at initiation of employment, depending on the state of Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Reimbursement of the licensure fee will be available upon completion of 3 months of work.



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.