PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for the development, implementation and administration of all networks and services within a statewide system of managed behavioral health care.
Receives administrative direction from the Chief Operating Officer or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff assigned to Behavioral Health Services at DMHAS.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs all departmental facility and community behavioral health care services to ensure conformance with agency mission, goals, objectives and statutory provisions; develops and administers effective mechanisms and processes for providing service system support and outcome based community monitoring and evaluation; manages design, development and implementation of departmental service systems; develops performance standards and criteria; develops, implements and evaluates policies, goals and objectives; oversees agency managed care operations and administrative services organization contract; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside agency who might impact on programs and/or services; participates in provider contract negotiations; administers the behavioral health budget and contracts; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of managed care systems; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and issues of behavioral health care; knowledge of health care finance and administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and interpret complex statistical and technical data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in behavioral health care management involving facility operations or service system management
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.
Note: Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and monitoring a budget.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training many be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in public, human services, health care or business administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A Doctorate in public health or health care policy or administration or a related health care discipline may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 73 approved effective December 26, 2003. (Revised to remove Department of Children and Families)