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Child Psychiatrist

Hartford, CT, USA ● Waterbury, CT, USA Req #1283
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives.  Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.


The Psychiatrist functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and contributes to the team and applies to the treatment of client's the psychiatric and related skills acquired through the training and/or experience required for this position. This position may provide services within one or more Wheeler Clinic program(s), and the relative concentration between and within programs may change with the needs of the Clinic


Eligible for a $20,000 sign on bonus.  Half paid upon start and half after 1 year.


Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Hartford, CT.  Eligible for up to $250,000 in loan repayment through National Health Service Corp (NHSC).



Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of  Osteopathic Medicine with relevant Board Certification or Board eligibility by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology is required.


Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions

- Licensed physician in the State of Connecticut. 

-Active DEA controlled substance registration and an active Connecticut controlled substance registration



Opportunities in Waterbury, Hartford or Bristol, CT.



Full time and part time opportunities available.



Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

- For Good Health

- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution

- Wellness Programs

- Free annual flu shots

- For a Secure Future

- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance

- 403(b) Plan, with company contributions

- For Career Advancement

- Education Reimbursement Program

- Training and development opportunities

- Eligible for the NHSC loan repayment programs

- Reimbursement for licensure

- For Work Life Balance

- Generous paid time off

-15 vacation days per year

-8 sick days per year

-2 personal days per year

-2 floating holidays per year

-9 Paid company holidays

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

- Employee discounts on cell phone services



Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnoses in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents clear clinical formulations and treatment plans that are individualized and measureable, developed in collaboration with the client/family and others, as relevant.

Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral concerns and primary modalities of psycho-therapeutic intervention.  Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practice and evidence-based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.

Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner.

Identifies potential risk factors and takes measures to reduce those risks in the milieu through reinforcement of positive and safe behaviors, trauma-informed and relationally-based therapeutic interventions, and reports of suspected child abuse/neglect, according to agency policies and procedures.

Trains and participates in emergency safety interventions authorized and approved by the agency, when a student presents with an imminent safety concern.

Communicates in a positive, effective manner with clients, families and all internal and external providers. Attends any required meetings.

Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, adheres to practice standards, data collection and reporting protocols.

Documents all client-related information in compliance with agency policy.

Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.

Provides service in the office and /or community settings outside of the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.

Transports youth to appointments and activities.

Maintains required license and certifications.

Reports child abuse/neglect as mandated, adheres to confidentiality guidelines and meets all necessary licensing, regulatory and accreditation standards, as related to the program, staff, records and care of youth.

May provide clinical supervision, training and leadership, as well as assumes additional responsibility within the program.

Demonstrates clinical competence in a congregate care setting as evidenced by teaming skills, knowledge of milieu-based programming, trauma-informed care, trauma-focused treatment, developmentally and gender sensitive care, and relational practices, as well as documentation and regulatory requirements.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.



Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

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  • Hartford, CT, USA
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