$92.60-$123.04 Hourly / $7,407.78-$9,842.99 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Correction, this class is accountable for administering clinical and mental health program services and operations.
Receives direction from the Chief Operating Officer or an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs mental health services staff and operations.
Directs staff, services and programs relating to mental health care; oversees the daily delivery of all mental health services to the offender, inmate and parole population; develops, implements, and evaluates policies, goals, and objectives to ensure conformance with national standards, administrative policies, accreditation of staff and statutory provisions; interprets and administers pertinent laws; formulates and leads the mental health services team in the attainment of agency goals and objectives; develops mental health service standards and criteria; oversees mental health services staffing to ensure appropriate resource allocation and compliance with collective bargaining agreements and labor laws; monitors all mental health activities for conformance with relevant state and federal licensure and other statutes, regulations and/or policies; enforces mental health services polices and agency administrative directives; coordinates with human resources to ensure the hiring, retention, training and promotion of qualified staff; provides ongoing performance feedback and evaluations and initiates and enforces progressive discipline when necessary; ensures mental health services operations are within budgetary guidelines; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact on programs and services; represents the Commissioner regarding mental health lawsuits; provides expert testimony in court; determines eligibility for mental health parole; participates on various committees and boards; may provide mental health consultation and direct care to offenders requiring second opinions; may participate in quality assurance studies and investigations; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and issues of psychiatry and medicine with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of offenders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in the field of psychiatry and medicine; knowledge of administration and clinical operations, functions, and systems involving mental health service delivery; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable organizational skills; considerable analytical skills; considerable ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.
Five (5) years of experience in a hospital, clinical setting or correctional facility as a board certified psychiatrist.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Correctional Psychiatric Services Medical Director in Salary Group MD 20 approved effective December 8, 2017. (Revised to re-title and modify content)