Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Principal Psychiatrist (DMHAS)

Recruitment #220124-6184RW-002

Introduction


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.

Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC) is a community based mental health center which provides an array of innovative clinical and community support services to individuals with a psychiatric disability, in many cases with co-occurring problems of substance abuse. CRMHC also collaborates with the Greater Hartford DMHAS-Funded Mental Health Programs that is comprised of 15 non-profit agencies located in Hartford and West Hartford. These agencies work together to provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to nearly 3300 individuals and families. We serve adults with serious psychiatric disabilities or the co-occurring disorders of psychiatric illness and substance use, 18 years and older who reside in Hartford (Catchment Area 23), West Hartford, Farmington, Avon, Canton and Simsbury (Catchment Are 18). Our mission is to partner with persons in recovery to ensure access to high quality and culturally competent person-centered behavioral healthcare services.

We seek one experienced and qualified individual for a meaningful role as a Principal Psychiatrist, (PCN: 27066) Outpatient Team A. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position, with a work schedule, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. This position is located at 500 Vine Street, Hartford, CT 06112. Voluntary on-call coverage and weekend coverage is available at additional reimbursement. CME credit through onsite grand rounds and trainings is available.

Discover the opportunity to:
  • Provide initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluation, psychiatric diagnosis, risk assessment and psychopharmacologic management and treatment consistent with diagnosis and psychiatric symptom presentation;
  • Provide individual, group and family psychotherapy when indicated and in accordance with the client’s treatment plan;
  • 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.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! We offer outstanding work/life balance and limitless opportunity!

**In addition to the base annual salary, you may be approved for a recruitment incentive of up to $30,000. Physicians who are Board-certified in their area of practice will be eligible to receive a three thousand dollar ($3,000) annual bonus. Physicians who have a job related second Board (e.g. Forensic Psychology, Addictions Psychology etc.) will be eligible to receive a five thousand dollar ($5000) annual bonus.

Selection Plan

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job class.

All state employees shall 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 submitted application.

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.

You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov or (860) 785-6185.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our preferred candidate will have:
  • Experience providing clinical oversight over and working with outpatient interdisciplinary staff;
  • Experience with Word processing and electronic medication prescribing;
  • Experience in treating people with mental illness and substance use disorder, including MAT (Medication Assisted Therapies);
  • Experience treating clients with co-occurring disorders;
  • Experience working in an outpatient interdisciplinary team setting.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

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.