In a state facility, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of clients or for acting as a medical consultant on a variety of programs.
Works under the general supervision of a physician of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
May lead residents and direct care staff in assigned areas.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Participates in diagnosis, care and treatment of patients in an assigned service; with consultation may manage medical and surgical treatments; makes daily rounds or attends clinic sessions to examine patients, outline appropriate treatment and review work of nurses and attendants; instructs paraprofessional and professional staff with respect to regimens for individual patients and general medical management; reviews records, interviews visitors and answers inquiries; prescribes occupational, physical, psychological and industrial therapy for patients; investigates complaints and unusual occurrences and makes reports of findings; may teach professional and attendant groups; may serve as medical consultant to specialized statewide health programs; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to mentally ill, handicapped, chronically ill or imprisoned patients; knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in mental and physical diagnoses.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license to practice medicine and surgery as 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.
CONDITION OF APPOINTMENT:
No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.
Compensation will be based in accordance with the following schedule:
P-1 Base Pay Hourly Rate - 125% of RZ 14 Step 9 Fringe Benefit Rate - 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate (Refer to the hourly wage rate for the HD pay plan in CORE-CT) Shift Differential - 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate Weekend Differential - 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate Premium Holiday Hourly Rate - 50% of Base Pay Hourly Rate
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Physician (Per Diem) in Salary Group HD PH approved effective August 26, 2013. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines)