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.
Are looking to make an impact on the lives of adults with behavioral health disorders? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join and be a part of our vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team! We are currently seeking an experienced Psychiatrist to join the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN)!We are seeking a qualified individual for a meaningful role as a Psychiatrist (PER DIEM), within our Outpatient Services program. This individual will collaborate with the intake clinician to assess and triage new clients for the appropriateness of Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services. This would include collaborating with the Intake Clinician in performing Risk Assessments and developing the Initial Recovery Plan of all assigned newly-admitted clients. This position is located at 95 Thomaston in Waterbury. This is a PER DIEM position.
Discover the opportunity to:
Provide evaluation and treatments, and completing diagnostic assessments for assigned caseload;
Provide direct care and clinical oversight to our Adult Services multi-disciplinary treatment team;
Oversee the preparation and content of recovery plans of assigned clients;
Perform emergency Psychiatric evaluations on existing clients;
Provide liaison services to assigned clients, who are hospitalized;
Provide Probate Court testimony regarding conservatorship/other legal matters for assigned clients;
Participate in network-wide off-site physician on-call rotation as scheduled by the Medical Director.
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The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications
to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job class.
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follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).
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This position will be filled in accordance with contractual
language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening -
will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the
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.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by
the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Effective October 1, 2021 and in order to comply with Public Act
21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the
initial application process.
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Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please
contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov or
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).
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.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.
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