Department of Administrative Services

Agency Director of Medical Services (2623MD)

$72.30-$96.73 Hourly / $5,784.14-$7,738.74 BiWeekly /
$150,966.00-$201,981.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for directing all medical and/or clinical programs as it relates to those children under the care and custody of the agency.

In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for directing the medical and clinical care of individuals with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities on a statewide basis.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs staff and operations of medical and clinical services;
  • Coordinates, plans and manages medical and clinical program activities;
  • Formulates program goals and objectives;
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
  • Maintains contact with individuals within and outside of department who might impact on program activities;
  • Represents Commissioner in medical, clinical and/or medicolegal matters;
  • Provides medical/clinical consultation, supervision and guidance to professional staff both within agency and community based agencies;
  • Evaluates clients needs and develops appropriate programs;
  • Directs investigation of health complaints, disease outbreaks and deaths;
  • Reviews medical practices at facilities for conformance with policy;
  • Develops educational programs for physicians, nurses and other professional staff members;
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs related duties as required.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • Oversees implementation of medical and/or clinical aspects of health related programs;
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with other state agencies, advisory bodies, organizations and providers responsible for health care of children in department custody;
DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
  • Provides medical review and consultation component of Independent Professional Review/Utilization Review Program as required by federal regulations;
  • Gives lectures and/or provides consultation and guidance to private sector physicians, nursing agencies, universities and parent groups;
  • Provides surgical clearance for admissions to private habilitative nurseries as required by licensure regulations;
  • Functions as medical advisor for Unified School District #3 as required by federal regulations;

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • modern methods, practices and techniques employed in medicine, public health, internal medicine and family practice;
    • state child health programs;
    • modern methods of dealing with individuals with intellectual disability;
  • Knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of managerial experience as a physician including some experience working with clients served by the agency.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbents in this class must possess a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut.
  • Incumbents in this class must be Board certified in the appropriate specialty.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MD 11

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agency Director of Medical Services in Salary Group MD 11 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/22/2022

CLASS: 2623MD; EST: 7/26/1968; REV: 4/21/2022;