PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for managing fiscal/administrative functions and activities of a mental health facility.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is distinguished from lower level classes within the Mental Health Services Fiscal/Administrative series by having full responsibility for an assigned group of facility-wide administrative functions. Specifically, this class shall be used in one of the following capacities:
1. SMALL MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY:
Incumbents in this class function as the top administrative official, report directly to the Superintendent, and have direct responsibility for the full range of administrative and support services.
2. MODERATE OR LARGE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY:
a. Incumbents in this class function as the principal, professional staff support position to the Superintendent and manage special administrative projects which are facility-wide and require close coordination between clinical and administrative departments.
b. Incumbents in this class function as the assistant fiscal director, directly supervise a major portion of the facility's administrative departments, and serve in the absence of the fiscal director.
Receives limited supervision from a mental health administrative official of higher grade.
Supervises administrative, technical, and clerical employees.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Manages administrative and fiscal direction of a mental health facility; assists Superintendent or Fiscal Director in formulating policy and procedures governing general administration and management of institution; coordinates preparation for Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals and other accreditation surveys; develops and manages a system for ongoing administrative self-assessment and corrective action between accreditation surveys; confers with and advises clinical leaders on problems of operation management and control; carries out programs and policies of Superintendent; plans and directs administrative activities necessary for development of new mental health programs and/or expansion of existing programs; directs formulation and administration of facility budget; inspects facility building and grounds to ensure effective and efficient services and proper utilization of properties and resources; prepares, maintains, and exercises facility disaster plans; may assume a leadership role in program development by planning and coordinating both administrative and programmatic components; may serve in absence of Fiscal Director or Superintendent; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of mental health facility administration; considerable knowledge of mental health policies and systems; considerable knowledge of Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals and other relevant accreditation standards; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in business administration or health care administration involving responsibility for financial management or budget development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been in a professional organization that provides mental health or intellectual and developmental disability services or general hospital administration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration with a specialization in health services or hospital administration, or a Master of Social Work with a concentration in either administration or policy and planning may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Mental Health Services Manager in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective December 30, 2011. (Revised to modify Special Experience)