Staff Physician

Western Connecticut Health Network - Danbury, CT (30+ days ago)3.9


Full-time Inpatient Psychiatry Opening – Teaching Position at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut (60 miles from New York City)

Danbury Hospital, located in Danbury, CT, (Fairfield County), about 60 miles northeast of New York City, and near the border of Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York State, is seeking a full-time Psychiatrist for coverage in our inpatient unit. We have a 22 bed unit and advanced practitioner coverage in addition to supervision by senior psychiatrists. Weekend coverage is paid at an additional per diem rate. This is a teaching position for third year medical students through the University of Vermont. Future plans include a residency training program.

The ideal candidate will be a board certified/eligible Psychiatrist looking to join a long established, employed group. We offer a newly updated and highly competitive compensation package, including SIGN ON and RETENTION BONUSES in addition to allowances for CMEs and Dues expenses and relocation allowance. This is an employed position with Western Connecticut Medical Group.

Established in 1885, Danbury Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital providing Greater Danbury area residents convenient access to exceptional care. Danbury Hospital is part of Western Connecticut Health Network, which also includes New Milford and Norwalk Hospitals as well as over 70 outpatient practice locations. Danbury Hospital has 371 beds and is a Level II Trauma Center with approximately 70,000 ED visits per year. As a teaching hospital, we are affiliated with University of Vermont College of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine and the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Our Medical Group includes 400+ physicians and 140+ advanced practice providers, serving a geographically broad region throughout Western Connecticut and eastern New York.
Danbury, Connecticut, located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and on the border of New York State, is about 60 miles northeast of New York City and 60 miles west of Hartford, CT. As part of the greater NY metropolitan area, the city of Danbury enjoys both proximity to New York City culture and access to a wide array of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing and boating in state and regional parks and preserves. Home to Western Connecticut State University, Danbury has abundant local historical, cultural, educational, and recreational attractions. Surrounded by a number of quaint towns with scenic rolling hills, Danbury offers the convenience of contemporary urban life with the beauty of a country lifestyle. Boston, New York City, New Haven and Hartford are easily accessible via train, car, or bus.

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Jeanette Unger, Physician Recruiter via email jeanette.unger@wchn.org or phone (203)739-7864.

Required: Psychiatry residency training and board certification or board eligibility in psychiatry. Prior work experience is preferred but not required. Candidate must hold or secure a CT medical license and Federal DEA and Controlled Substance registration in Connecticut. This position will provide a full range of adult psychiatric inpatient and emergency services including patient evaluations, medication management and ongoing care for patients with a full range of psychiatric diagnoses including dual diagnoses and chronic mental illnesses. Oversee Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Assist with teaching 3rd year medical students. Hours: 40 Control Hours.

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