Psychiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #240122-4667HD-001


Our Mission: The Connecticut Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is currently recruiting for a Psychiatrist (Per Diem) located at Hartford Correctional Center in Hartford, CT on first shift. However, this posting can serve as a recruitment for ALL Department of Correction Facilities, should a position be available.

These facilities include:
  • Bridgeport Correctional Center - Bridgeport, CT
  • Cheshire Correctional Institution - Cheshire, CT
  • Manson Youth Institution - Cheshire, CT
  • York Correctional Institution - East Lyme, CT
  • Cybulski Correctional Institution - Enfield, CT
  • Carl Robinson Correctional Institution - Enfield, CT
  • Corrigan Correctional Center - Montville, CT
  • New Haven Correctional Center - New Haven, CT
  • Garner Correctional Institution - Newtown, CT
  • Osborn Correctional Institution - Somers, CT
  • MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution - Suffield, CT
Provision of high quality medical care is essential to our mission of leading safe and secure facilities while ensuring the wellness of our inmate population, our staff and the general public.

Discover the opportunity to:
  • Be part of a 700-member team dedicated to improving the health of nearly 13,000 patients.
  • Fulfill public service by providing clinical care to a vulnerable patient population
  • Enjoy work-life balance with a flexible schedule, with no mandatory call, voluntary paid on-call and a manageable patient load.
  • Avoid hassles with insurance companies and billing requirements.
  • Work in a safe and collaborative environment with nursing and administrative support
  • Practice in one of multiple locations available in urban, suburban and rural sites across the state
  • Contribute to the coordination of onsite medical, mental/behavioral health and dental services
  • Get clinical exposure to a variety of psychiatric diagnosis and, with no managed care seeking to discharge from your care, have the chance to see the positive impact of your interventions on your patients.
  • Have access to point-of-care labs and phlebotomy services, neuro imaging and, when warranted, psychological testing.
  • Perform charting with a modern electronic health record.
  • Have malpractice insurance covered by the State of Connecticut.
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Selection Plan

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Before you apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari at


In a state facility this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals needing psychiatric care.


  • 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 of
    • principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of individuals; 
    • recent developments in field of psychiatric medicine; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Skill in intellectual and physical diagnosis; 
  • Supervisory ability.


  • 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.
  • 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).



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.

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