$65.85-$88.10 Hourly / $5,267.78-$7,047.93 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for directing all medical/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 persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities on a statewide basis.
Plans, develops, coordinates and supervises all medical and clinical services; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; 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; maintains contact with individuals both inside and outside of department who might impact on program activities; 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.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: Oversees implementation of medical/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; performs related duties as required.
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; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of modern methods, practices and techniques employed in medicine, public health, internal medicine and family practice; considerable knowledge of state child health programs; considerable knowledge of modern methods of dealing with persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
Two (2) years of managerial experience as a physician including some experience working with clients served by the agency.