The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a dynamic clinician to be the Director of the Whiting Forensic Division at Connecticut Valley Hospital. This nationally recognized forensic leadership role is offered in association with the Law & Psychiatry Division of the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.The OrganizationLocated on a pleasant campus of approximately 100 acres, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) is the largest of five public in-patient treatment facilities operated by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). CVH provides in-patient treatment and care for individuals 18 years and older, from throughout the State, with acute psychiatric, geriatric, forensic, and addiction service needs. There are three main divisions at CVH: the Whiting Forensic Division, the General Psychiatry Division, and the Addiction Services Division. Approximately half of the CVH patients are in the Whiting Forensic Division.The DivisionWhiting Forensic Division consists of 91 maximum security beds and 138 enhanced security beds on 11 total treatment units. The clients are referred: by the courts for evaluations, restoration of competence to stand trial and for treatment of insanity acquittees; by the Department of Correction for acute treatment; and from civil psychiatric hospitals for management of violence.
Acceptable Credentials: Board Certification in Forensic Psychiatry, with significant experience in senior leadership within behavioral health care. The appropriate license to practice in Connecticut is necessary upon appointment.A successful psychiatrist or psychologist may meet academic criteria for full-time faculty appointment with the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, with a primary service location at WFD. Academic rank would be dependent upon review of the candidate’s academic achievements. If interested, please contact: Jaime Sanz Clinical Recruiter Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Connecticut Valley Hospital PH: click to view 860-262-6745 Fax: click to view 860-262-6929 460 Silver St, Middletown, Ct 06457 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe State of Connecticut and its Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Yale University are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and in recovery, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply..If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Jaime Sanz at 860-262-6745 or email@example.com
About Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Mental Health Services
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is responsible for providing a wide range of treatment services to adults. This includes inpatient hospitalization, outpatient clinical services, 24-hour emergency care, day treatment, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation, restoration to competency and forensic services (including jail diversion programs), outreac...h services for persons with serious mental illness who are homeless, and comprehensive, community-based mental health treatment and support services. DMHAS funds and monitors hundreds of community-based treatment programs, and four state inpatient treatment facilities (Connecticut Valley Hospital, Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center and Connecticut Mental Health Center).
DMHAS works with Local Mental Health Authorities (both state-operated and private, non-profit agencies) that provide treatment and support at the community level. DMHAS also maintains close working relationships with the five Regional Mental Health Boards, client advocacy agencies, families, consumers, and other stakeholders throughout Connecticut as a means of promoting delivery of quality, recovery-oriented care.