ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENT OF WORK:
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; outline 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.
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.
Candidates must possess and maintain a license to practice medicine and surgery as issued by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes. A temporary license may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.