DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: this class is accountable for administering the health, behavioral health and substance abuse programs and operations for children under supervision, care or custody of the department.
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION: this class is accountable for administering regional and community based health programs and operations for inmates throughout the agency.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: this class is accountable for administering the health or behavioral health programs and operations for clients served by the department or clients served by other departments under memoranda of agreement.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Administers programs and operations of division and/or program; directs all staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of division and/or program;
Develops, implements and evaluates division and/or program policies, goals and objectives;
Designs and develops division and/or program activities;
Oversees and monitors program implementation;
Determines appropriate staffing levels;
Designs and implements training programs and performance review standards for division and/or program staff;
Assists with preparation of agency budget;
Collects and disseminates data and other information to promote and manage healthcare quality and access;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact policy or program activities;
Represents department at meetings and conferences of officials, professionals and lay groups;
Plans research activities including monitoring, evaluation and accountability procedures;
Prepares and recommends proposals for securing grant funds;
May assume responsibility of division in absence of Deputy Commissioner;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
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;
various public health systems and programs;
one or more of the following programs: maternal and child health, handicapped children, social work, oral health, nutrition, veterans health or human services, behavioral health or substance abuse;
medical care for abused, neglected or individuals with intellectual disability and/or other underserved groups;
Knowledge of public health education principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in a managerial capacity in a health care organization/division related to agency's service population.
NOTE: Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and/or monitoring a budget.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Children and Families Program Director.
Incumbents in this class who are physicians, dentists or
psychologists must possess and retain a license to practice in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class who are physicians may be required to be board certified in pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, family practice, child psychiatry, emergency medicine, preventive medicine or infectious disease practice.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current
licenses, certifications or permits.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
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 Health Management Administrator - MD in Salary Group MD 16 approved effective August 22, 2022. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-001