Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220504-4667HD-001

Introduction



Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference, do what you are passionate about, and receive personal fulfillment? 
Do you bring extensive knowledge of methods and principles of psychiatric medicine, current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of youths with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders? 
If so, we have an excellent opportunity to be a part of our team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks two qualified individuals for Per Diem Psychiatrist positions. We anticipate these opportunities averaging twenty four (24) hours per week. The schedules are listed below, both may include on-call duties as assigned (compensated additionally).

Position 1: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Position 2: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

These roles are responsible for the psychiatric care of adolescents and will lead an interdisciplinary treatment team and coordinate the execution of comprehensive treatment plans. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to train and supervise post graduate trainees in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the Yale Child Study Center or UCONN training program.

Mission and Beliefs:
Our Mission Statement is Caring, Healing and Teaching - Partnering with children, families and communities to build hope and create opportunities for all. 

We believe that:
  • Children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders can lead productive and satisfying lives.
  • Youth and their families have the right and responsibility to participate in their treatment.
  • No child will be refused treatment based on their ability to pay for services.
  • Our services work best when coordinated with community care.
The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus overlooking the Connecticut River in Middletown, CT. The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting.

The campus includes:
  • Four coed hospital units
  • Three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages (PRTF)
  • Two schools
  • Indoor pool
  • Playgrounds
  • Ball field
  • Two gyms
  • Recreation Rooms
  • Outdoor picnic area
Please watch the video below about the rewarding career of Psychiatrists at DCF:

Selection Plan

To apply:
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • 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 may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
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.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

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, 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.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

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If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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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).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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).

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.



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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.