Department of Administrative Services

Agency Director of Medical Services (2623MD)

$65.85-$88.10 Hourly / $5,267.78-$7,047.93 BiWeekly /
$137,489.00-$183,951.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs all professional and clerical staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

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

  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 the appropriate specialty.
  3. 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

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agency Director of Medical Services in Salary Group MD 11 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to change Agency name)

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/4/2008

CLASS: 2623MD; EST: 7/26/1968; REV: 7/4/2008;