In the Department of Children and Families, this class is accountable for administering 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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and techniques;
principles, practices, and issues of medicine and psychiatry with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health patients;
recent developments in the field of psychiatry and medicine;
Knowledge of administration and clinical operations, functions, and systems involving medical service delivery;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Experience in a hospital, clinic or correctional facility as a board certified psychiatrist.
Incumbents in this class must possess a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a specialist in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain certification as a specialist in an area such as geriatrics, ABI/TBI, forensics, substance abuse, etc.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a faculty appointment at either the Yale School of Medicine or the UCONN School of Medicine.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(01)-Officials and Administrators
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.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Connecticut Juvenile Training School Medical Director (DCF) in Salary Group MD 20 approved effective December 8, 2017. (Revised to adjust Salary Group) Item No. 22-081