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$91.27-$121.28 Hourly / $7,301.92-$9,702.34 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for assisting in the administration of agency medical, clinical and behavioral health services programs and operations, within a hospital division.
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.
Assists in the direction of staff, services and programs of a designated hospital, facility, regional medical area or behavioral health program; assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of 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 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
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)