$95.38-$126.73 Hourly / $7,630.04-$10,138.31 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System, this class is accountable for administering agency medical, clinical and behavioral health services programs and operations.
Receives direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Administers programs and operations of a facility/major medical service area; directs all staff, services and programs.
Directs staff, services, and programs of a designated hospital, facility, regional medical area or behavioral health program; develops, implements, and evaluates policies, goals, and objectives to ensure conformance with agency mission, goals, objectives, and statutory provisions; assists in development of programs and activities including development of medical service standards and criteria; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; determines or assists in determination of appropriate staffing levels and directs or assists in management and coordination of staff; implements staff performance review standards; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact on programs and services; administers state and federal regulations pertaining to medical and psychiatric health care programs, services, and operations; participates on various committees and boards; may testify in court as needed; may conduct training; may assist agency medical director in development, implementation, and evaluation of agency wide policies, goals, and objectives; may be responsible for coordination of accreditation activities; may serve as agency liaison with external medical, behavioral health planning, advisory groups, courts, and other state medical and service agencies; may monitor contracts with medical services vendors; may participate in quality assurance studies and investigations; may develop processes and practices to improve quality and cost of patient care; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and issues of medicine and psychiatry with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health patients; considerable knowledge of recent developments in the field of psychiatry and medicine; knowledge of administration and clinical operations, functions, and systems involving medical service delivery; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable organizational skills; considerable analytical skills; ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.
Experience in a hospital, clinic or correctional facility as a board certified psychiatrist.
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(01)-Officials and Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Department Medical Director in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective July 7, 2017. (Revised to establish a distinct job code)