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Psychiatrist - Adult Outpatient - Norwich, CT

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Adult Outpatient Psychiatrists

Join a leading Behavioral Health Network in New England


The Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) has new opportunity available for a BC/BE Psychiatrist to join our cohesive behavioral health team by providing outpatient adult services at William W. Backus Hospital (WWBH) and Windham Hospital (WH). Both are a general acute care community hospital located in Norwich and Willimantic, Connecticut, respectively.


Highlights about this opportunity: 


  • You will be part of a cohesive multi-disciplinary team practicing outpatient behavioral health services in a medical office building at Backus and Windham Hospital
  • Well-structured appointment times and frequent collaboration with other mental health specialties
  • Supportive leadership, a welcoming team, and weekly case conference meetings
  • A welcoming small town hospital culture with the resources and support of one of the fastest growing healthcare systems
  • H1B and J1 Waivers eligible for opportunity


Behavioral Health at Backus and Windham Hospital:


The Department of Psychiatry, an integral part of the HHC Behavior Health Network [HHC BHN] at WWBH provides all levels of care for adults ages 18 and above. WWBH [213 beds] has an 18 bed inpatient adult unit, outpatient services at PHP, IOP and Office care levels for individuals requiring behavioral health services or substance use prevention services. Within the system it has been mentioned, that, ‘the Department is small enough for everyone in the hospital to know you, but big enough to influence the care of patients in almost all other departments’.

The Psychiatrist will divide the time between all levels of the out-patient service [PHP, IOP Office at primarily at WWBH and secondarily at WH]. Here, the psychiatrist is expected to provide services, including diagnostic admission evaluations, ongoing psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, as appropriate. The psychiatrist will work within a multi-disciplinary treatment team and act as a clinical team leader for the coordination and supervision of care provided across clinical disciplines, including providing guidance and leadership to other clinicians on the team in formulating and implementing the treatment plan. The ideal candidate is expected to act as liaison and communicate effectively with outside providers, primary care physicians, and family members, as needed.

There is an opportunity for the psychiatrist to provide supervision to selected medical students, residents and non-physician health professionals. The psychiatrist can participate in Medical Staff Committees and is expected to attend meetings as specified in Medical Staff regulations. The Department is focused on the development and maturation of early career psychiatrists. Being an integral part of the HHC BHN, there are several opportunities to become integral to robust, imaginative and visionary system Annual Improvement Projects [AIP]. Current ongoing AIP include initiatives on Early Psychosis Treatments, Zero Opioid Death Initiative, and a Behavior Dyscontrol Project. There are several other HHC BHN initiatives ongoing, such as the HHC-wide Zero Suicide Project as well as the Colleague Wellness Initiative. Every feasible opportunity will be offered and encouraged for projects that the psychiatrist might want to pursue. Avenues for training and development of leadership skills are also available within HHC. 

After hours call and coverage for weekends and holidays is optional and not required as part of credentialing. This is compensated, additionally, at a rate separate from that of the salary.


About the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network:


The Hartford HealthCare BHN is an expansive psychiatric treatment, research, and academic network that includes the world-renowned Institute of Living and the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center. An experienced GME organization, the BHN currently hosts two psychiatry residency programs and three psychiatry fellowship programs.


The BHN provides 750,000 outpatient visits and 110,000 inpatient days of care a year across 50 locations and 300 inpatient beds, the BHN is recognized for coordinated, high-quality care.  With ten Clinical Day Schools providing 45,000 days of care and education and six residential locations providing 45,000 residential patient days, it is also recognized as a major partner in the communities across CT.


The BHN offers:

  • A career trajectory through academic, research, and leadership opportunities
  • A mentorship program and virtual daily grand rounds
  • A well-structured and highly integrated healthcare system that allows easy collaboration amongst providers, allowing for more time with patients, and more positive outcomes
  • The opportunity to work with Residents and Fellows


About Hartford HealthCare:


The Hartford HealthCare network employs over 2,500 providers in over 400 practice locations throughout Connecticut, seven acute care hospitals including one of the largest academic and surgical hospitals in the northeast, thriving community teaching hospitals, one of the largest behavioral health networks and physician-led, multi-specialty medical groups in New England.


Our location:


Connecticut is located within two hours of Boston and New York City, and offers access to the finest schools in the nation, four beautiful seasons of recreational activities, access to New England beaches and ski resorts, and options to live near the shore, in leafy suburbs, or in vibrant urban areas.


For additional information and 1:1 discussion:

Please contact our Behavioral Health Physician Recruiter, Samuel McNeil [email protected] or Call / Text: 860-637-5571

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