Department of Administrative Services

Chief Mental Health Officer (DOC) (2736MD)

$92.60-$123.04 Hourly / $7,407.78-$9,842.99 BiWeekly /
$193,343.00-$256,902.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Correction, this class is accountable for administering clinical and mental health program services and operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives direction from the Chief Operating Officer or an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs mental health services staff and operations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in a hospital, clinical setting or correctional facility as a board certified psychiatrist.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the general experience must have been in a supervisory capacity or leader of programs and processes.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a specialist in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
  6. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.
  7. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  8. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine 

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-Managerial

EEO

(01)-Officials and Administrators 

SALARY INFORMATION

MD 20

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

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)

EFFECTIVE DATE

5/11/2018


CLASS: 2736MD; EST: 8/10/2012; REV: 5/11/2018;