PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Connecticut Valley Hospital, Division of General Psychiatry, Whiting Forensics and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for directing multiple clinical programs and administrative and/or support operations.
Receives administration direction from the Hospital Division Director or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff of the division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of multiple clinical programs of a major division of a state hospital; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development and implementation of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals within and outside division and hospital who might impact on program activities; ensures division compliance with monitoring agencies; takes lead role in strategic planning of division; assists with development and implementation of treatment program performance standards; assists in coordinating accreditation and/or certification activities for division; assists with development, implementation and evaluation of division workforce plan; ensures compliance with quality assurance findings and recommendations; identifies, plans, implements and evaluates staff training and development needs; promotes cultural diversity in workplace and ensures clients rights; monitors staff utilization to meet division goals; investigates and responds to critical incidents; may represent division in grievances and hearings; may oversee grant, budget or contract preparation; performs other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of behavioral health policies and systems; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public and/or health care administration; considerable knowledge of recovery principles and practices; considerable konwledge of recent developments in designated field and ability to translate knowledge into practice; considerable knowledge of and ability to develop strategic plans; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable analytical skills; considerable ability to negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts; considerable ability to manage staff in a clinical in-patient setting; considerable ability to collaborate within department, agency and community; ability to establish and manage multiple priorities; ability to plan for collection, analysis and integration of data; ability to interpret standards, contracts and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
GENERAL PSYCHIATRY AND ADDICTION SERVICES: Seven (7) years of professional experience in Behavioral Health Care and a Master's Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.
WHITING FORENSIC: Seven (7) years of professional experience in Forensic Behavioral Health Care and a Master's Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at a managerial capacity directing clinincal operations or the delivery of behavioral health care services. This includes the supervision of professional behavioral health care staff. For state employees this is at the level of a Behavioral Health Clinical Manager or above.
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.
Incumbents in this class must maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse or clinical psychologist.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group MP 69 approved effective August 2, 2006. (Revised to modify Purpose of Class and General Experience)