PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for developing and directing the clinical and administrative programs and operations of a mental health facility, hospital or community mental health center.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used in the following locations:
- Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System
- Southeastern Mental Health Authority
- Capitol Region Mental Health Center
- Western Connecticut Mental Health Network
- Connecticut Valley Hospital (Assistant to Mental Health Superintendent 2)
- Whiting Forensic Hospital (Assistant to Mental Health Superintendent 2)
Receives administrative direction from the Mental Health Superintendent 2 or other administrative official.
Directs the clinical and administrative programs and operations of the facility or community mental health center.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, develops, and directs clinical and administrative program at a mental health facility, hospital or community based mental health center in accordance with policies established by the governing body; participates in planning and development of regional mental health service systems; participates in policy and subcommittee meetings; presides at administrative conferences with department heads to formulate policies to meet regional needs; develops and monitors programs; establishes and monitors procedures for facility; confers with visitors, relatives, and professional consultants regarding patients/clients and agency practices; insures conformance of all facility procedures and programs with relevant statues and regulations; directs preparation and management of budget in conjunction with department heads; assures continued facility accreditation by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals; performs related work 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 behavioral health policies and systems; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public and/or health care administration; considerable knowledge of managed health care systems; considerable knowledge of mental health program planning and development; knowledge of quality assessment and/or improvement techniques and accreditation body standards; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to collaborate within department, state, community, and agency constituent groups; ability to analyze fiscal data and prepare budgets.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree or higher in a health related field and at least six (6) years of managerial experience in hospital, health, or mental health administration.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess the appropriate current license in one of the following areas: clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse, clinical psychologist, alcohol and drug abuse counselor, medicine, or psychiatry.
Appointed by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services in accordance with Section 17a-472 of the Connecticut General Statutes and/or Section Connecticut General Statutes 17a-562 and Executive Order Number 63.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-General Administration and Management
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Mental Health Superintendent 1 in Salary Group MP 73 approved effective December 16, 2011. (Revised to modify content and expand usage to Whiting Forensic Hospital)