Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Physician (Part-Time)


Recruitment #221116-4662VR-001


Do you want to be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals and assist our clients/patients so they can achieve success?  
Do you want to make a difference in the public sector?  
If so, apply today to Make an ImpaCT as a Physician for the State of Connecticut!

POSITION DETAILS: The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is currently seeking three qualified individuals for the position of Physician (Part-Time) to join their team at the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS).  These positions are assigned to Inpatient Services within SWCMHS's Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC), 1635 Central Avenue in Bridgeport, CT.  The positions numbers are 136212, 136470, 136471.  These positions are on-call/on-site positions covering three psychiatric inpatients units of 20 patients each.  The candidate will be part of an on-call schedule with other physician psychiatrists. On the average, the prospective candidate would work either: 

  • One weekday per week from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., or 
  • One 24-hour weekend day or holiday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
WHAT WE OFFER! We are passionate about helping advance Connecticut into the future. Every single day is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of Connecticut citizens. 

Our employees: 

  • Serve the public through meaningful work;
  • Seek limitless opportunities to grow;
  • Enjoy a work-life balance; and 
  • Experience diversity and a fresh perspective! 
WHO WE ARE: 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. 

SWCMHS is responsible for the oversight and management of contracts with private not-for-profit agencies providing mental health and substance abuse services to adults with behavioral health disorders who are indigent. 

The Hospital Services Division offers an array of services to meet the needs of individuals, 18 years of age and older with prolonged psychiatric and co-occurring illnesses, who require hospitalization due to acute exacerbation of their symptoms and for those requiring continued rehabilitation before returning to the community.  Patients are served in the following locations: The admissions unit (PICU I), the extended care unit (PICU II), and the Co-Occurring Treatment Unit (CTU).   

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Doreen Clemson at or 860-785-9855.


In a state agency this class is accountable for providing part time medical treatment services to patients.


Provides 24 hour medical supervision to specified groups of patients and facility coverage as scheduled, including on-call and weekend coverage; examines, diagnoses and medically treats patients; develops and monitors integrated treatment plans; interviews, examines and admits patients to treatment; performs physical examinations; orders, analyzes and interprets medical and laboratory tests; prescribes appropriate medications and treatments; coordinates treatment with other therapeutic programs; provides medical expertise and consultation to treatment teams; orders and monitors special treatment procedures; performs discharge planning; participates in staff meetings; maintains accurate, up-to-date medical records and prepares required reports according to hospital policy and/or JCAHO and HCFA standards; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of methods and principles of medicine and surgery; knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine and substance abuse; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to examine for diagnose, assess and treat patients with medical and/or substance abuse disorders; ability to prescribe appropriate medications and other treatments specific to medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-rays and other medical reports and findings; ability to maintain accurate patient records and charts.


Completion of one year of a residency program.


  • Licensed to Practice Medicine in the State of Connecticut. 
  • Board certified/eligible in General Psychiatry.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to 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 may be required to demonstrate continued competency and proficiency in the practice of medicine by successfully completing an established agency program.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be board certified in internal medicine, family medicine or neurology.
4. Incumbents must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).
5. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.



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.