In a state facility, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of patients/clients needing psychiatric care.
Works under the general supervision of a psychiatrist of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
May lead/supervise professional and paraprofessional unit staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Participates in diagnosis, care and treatment of patients/clients in an assigned service; interviews newly admitted patients/clients to obtain their mental and physical history in order to determine appropriate treatment plans; conducts mental and physical evaluations of patients/ clients; makes daily rounds to examine patients/clients and modify treatment plans; conducts individual and group psychotherapy; instructs ward and professional staff on individual patients/clients and general ward medical management; reviews patients/clients records; meets with visitors and answers inquiries; meets with team to determine patient/client 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 mental status of patients/clients; may perform physical examinations; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of mentally disturbed clients; knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatric medicine; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in mental and physical diagnosis; some supervisory ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
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).
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 - 150% of RZ 14 Step 9 Fringe Benefit Rate - 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate (Refer to the hourly wage 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 Psychiatrist (Per Diem) in Salary Group HD PS approved effective December 26, 2014. (Revised to Add Special Requirement)