In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for directing all pediatric medical services to children under the care and custody of the agency and serves as the agency's medical director.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of services and programs relating to pediatric care;
Coordinates, plans and manages division activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in preparation of division budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of department who might impact on program activities;
Participates in development, oversight and administration of department’s medication management and approval processes;
Participates in the Medical Review Board;
Manages and provides services for medically complex children and youth;
Develops, manages and monitors foster care clinics and timely provision of multidisciplinary evaluations;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May serve as liaison to other state agencies or entities,
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
principles, practices and techniques of medicine, pediatrics and family practice;
recent developments in field of medicine and pediatrics;
state child health programs;
oral and written communication skills;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in a hospital or clinic as a physician working with children.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of a Principal Physician.
Incumbents in this class must possess a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class must be Board certified in pediatrics.
Incumbents in this class may be required to provide after-hours on-call consultation and/or after-hours emergency services as directed by the Deputy Commissioner or designee.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Pediatrics in Salary Group MD 22 approved effective April 1, 2022. (Revised to adjust Salary Group) Item No. 22-081