PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: this class is accountable for administering health, behavioral health and substance abuse programs 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 for inmates throughout the agency.
DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: this class is accountable for administering the Waiver Operations division which includes rate setting and billing for DDS waivers.
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES: this class is accountable for administering behavioral health programs for individuals served by the department.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: this class is accountable for administering health programs or behavioral health programs for individuals served by department or individuals served by other departments under memoranda of agreement.
Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs professional and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of division and/or program; develops, implements and evaluates division/program policies, goals and objectives; designs and develops division/program activities; oversees and monitors program implementation; determines appropriate staffing levels; designs and implements training programs and performance review standards for division/program staff; 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 on 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; assists with preparation of agency budget; may assume responsibility of division in absence of Deputy Commissioner; 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 various public health systems and programs; considerable knowledge of one or more of the following programs: maternal and child health, children with disabilities, social work, oral health, nutrition, veterans health or human services, behavioral health or substance abuse; considerable knowledge of medical care for abused, neglected or individuals with intellectual disability and/or other underserved groups; knowledge of public health education principles and practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable 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: the General Experience is interpreted as two (2) years of experience at the level of Children and Families Program Director.
1. Incumbents in this class who are physicians, dentists or psychologists must be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Connecticut and must obtain one within six months of employment and retain it during the course of employment.
2. 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.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Health Management Administrator in Salary
Group MP 71 approved effective July 21, 2017. (Revised to expand class use to the Department of
Mental Health and Addiction Services and modify content) Action No. 21-054