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.
The Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS), with three locations throughout Fairfield County, promotes and administers comprehensive recovery oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment. These services include inpatient treatment programs and outpatient clinical services, as well as a wide range of additional supportive treatment services.
Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for a Per Diem Psychiatrist (PCN 125914) to join our vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team at SWCMHS. Located at 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610, we are easily accessible off I-95. The position is located within our Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC).
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR!
- Provide initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluation, psychiatric diagnosis, risk assessment and psychopharmacologic management and treatment consistent with diagnosis and psychiatric symptom presentation
- Order and review the results of laboratory blood-work and consult with a medical APRN, internist and/or medical specialist when clinically indicated
- Assist with programming choices based on a person centered care and recovery approach and participating in coordination of services with community providers as needed.
- Coordinate treatments with other therapeutic programs as needed and participates in staff meetings, as well as, represent medical staff in organizational committees at the discretion of medical director
- Develop and monitor integrated treatment plans, maintain accurate up-to-date medical records according to relevant policies and regulations
- Prepare required reports according to hospital policy, Joint Commission and other regulatory standards
Connecticut offers you and your family access. Access to the finest schools in the nation, beautiful weather year round and recreational activities to fit each season. Bridgeport is in the heart of Fairfield County, which is right across from the border from New York, and has been ranked one of the best counties in America by US News and Reports. However, a trip to the mountains and or the coast is just a brief trip away.
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.
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Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
As a reminder:
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- 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.
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- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
For more information, we encourage you to contact the recruiter for this position, Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, (860) 924-7053.
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).
• Experience treating individuals with severe and persistent mental illness
• Experience with Medication Assisted Treatment of substance use disorders and specifically opiate use disorder
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).
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.