PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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 administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs all professional and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff, 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; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the department who might impact on program activities; participates in the development, oversight and administration of DCF'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 the timely provision of multidisciplinary evaluations; 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 techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of medicine, pediatrics and family practice; considerable knowledge of recent developments in the field of medicine and pediatrics; considerable knowledge of state child health programs; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable organizational 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 Principal Physician.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class must be Board certified in pediatrics.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to provide after-hours on-call consultation and/or to provide after-hours emergency services as directed by the Deputy Commissioner or designee.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Pediatrics in Salary Group MD 20 approved effective July 7, 2006. (Revised to adjust Salary Group and modify content)