Staff Physician (40 Hour)


Recruitment #240408-4660RS-002


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 you to join our hospital’s team! 

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a Staff Physician to join their team. This position will be responsible for providing medical car for 21 in-patients on the 6th floor, one of three in-patient units at Greater Bridgeport Mental Health Center as required on off-shift. This position will also be responsible for all medical care including, diagnosis, medical treatment and medication management along with writing transfer medical orders for admission to a general medical hospital as necessary. Please note you must be a current State of Connecticut employee of the agency listed above to be considered for this position (see Selection Plan for additional details).

  • FACILITY: Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS)
  • LOCATION: Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC)
  • UNIT: Medical Administration
  • ADDRESS: 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 
  • SCHEDULE: Full-Time, First Shift, 40 Hours per Week, 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
  • We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year. 
  • We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees. 
  • We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth. 
  • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
  • Provide substantial input regarding patient care needs, response to treatment, and recommend modifications in the overall plan of care;
  • Complete comprehensive initial medical history and physical examination; and
  • Provide direct patient care that includes education, counseling, medication prescribing, and documentation of the treatment and progress made by the patient. 
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 strives to provide high quality, compassionate and culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to adults with behavioral health disorders who are indigent. With three locations throughout Fairfield County, SWCMHS, 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. 

Selection Plan


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Please Note: In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Please Note: For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.

  • 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. 
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited.  If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • 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.
  • 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. Read through this helpful link to prepare for your interview.
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    In the Departments of Children and Families, Correction, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Veterans Affairs this class is accountable for providing medical treatment services to individuals.


    • Provides 24 hour medical supervision to specified groups of individuals and facility coverage as scheduled including on-call and weekend coverage;
    • Examines, diagnoses and medically treats individuals;
    • Develops and monitors integrated treatment plans;
    • Makes rounds and attends treatment team meetings to check on care and progress of individuals;
    • Prescribes appropriate medications;
    • Interviews, examines and admits individuals to treatment;
    • Orders appropriate medical and laboratory tests;
    • Performs physical examinations;
    • Provides medical expertise to treatment teams;
    • Participates in staff conferences, committees and meetings;
    • Provides input into program planning;
    • Maintains accurate, up-to-date medical records and prepares required reports according to hospital policy and/or The Joint Commission (TJC) and Health Care Financing Authority (HCFA) standards;
    • Orders and monitors special treatment procedures;
    • Acts as liaison to hospital and/or community based providers;
    • May coordinate treatment with other therapeutic programs;
    • May provide medical direction to other disciplines;
    • May perform discharge planning;
    • May conduct or take part in research projects;
    • Performs related duties as required.


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


    Graduation from an Accredited Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency program.


    • Experience working on inpatient psychiatric units with individuals who have substantial psychiatric or co-occurring disorders of substance use and/or persistent and complex medical conditions
    • Experience providing compassionate, person-centered care to individuals with significant psychiatric diagnoses and not be able to articulate medical complaints
    • Experience working collaboratively with Registered Nurses and nursing staff on off-shifts


    • 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.
    • Incumbents in this class must obtain certification as a specialist in internal medicine within five years of appointment to this class OR demonstrate continued competency and proficiency in the practice of medicine by successfully completing an established agency program.
    • 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).
    • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
    • 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.


    As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.