PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services state in-patient hospital this class is accountable for directing a major in-patient mental health, substance abuse,or forensic treatment division with multiple clinical programs and administrative and/or support operations.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class may be used in one of the following ways:
1. CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL: This class will be used to direct the General Psychiatry, Addiction Services and Whiting Forensic Divisions.
2. SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM: This class will be used to direct the Hospital and Transitional Services Division.
Receives administrative direction from the Superintendent or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff assigned to the division or community based programs and services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and programs of a major division at a state hospital; plans, develops, directs and manages all clinical and administrative programs and functions; ensures conformance and compliance with agency mission, goals, and objectives; serves as member of executive team in development, implementation and evaluation of policies, goals, objectives and strategic plan; develops and implements treatment program performance standards; develops, implements and evaluates program policies, goals and objectives; coordinates accreditation and/or certification activities for division; develops, implements and evaluates division or Local Mental Health Authority workforce plan; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; acts as liaison within and outside of facility with individuals and groups who impact on program activities; prepares and monitors division budget; promotes cultural diversity in workplace and assures client rights; represents divison/hospital/agency in grievances and/or other hearings; may investigate and respond to critical incidents; 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 and ability to develop strategic plans; considerable knowledge of behavioral health policies and systems; considerable knowledge of principals, practices and issues of behavioral health care; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public and/or health care administration; considerable knowledge of managed care systems; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts; considerable ability to collaborate within hospital, department, state, community and agency constituent groups; ability to establish and manage multiple priorities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in Behavioral Health Care and a Masters Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.
WHITING FORENSIC: Eight (8) years of professional experience in Forensic Behavioral Health and a Masters Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity directing clinical operations or the delivery of behavioral health care services. This includes the supervision of professional behavioral health care staff.
For state employees, this is at the level of a Mental Health Services Clinical Manager 1/Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Behavioral Health Manager or above.
NOTE: Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and monitoring a budget.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse or clinical psychologist.
1. The established salary range for this class is from the minimum of Salary Group MP 70 to the maximum of Salary Group MP 72.
2. Longevity payments shall be awarded in accordance with the position benchmark designations as noted in the Compensation Benchmark Schedule of Salaries.
3. Individual position salary range limitations are based upon the functional program salary benchmark contained in the Compensation Benchmark Schedule of Salaries.
General compensation and slotting standards for current Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Hospital Division Directors is based on the following:
FUNCTIONAL TITLE/COMPENSATION BENCHMARKS:
Connecticut Valley Hospital Director of General Psychiatry MP 72
Connecticut Valley Hospital Director of Addiction Services MP 71
Connecticut Valley Hospital Director of Whiting Forensic Division MP 72
Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System
Director of Hospital and Transitional Services MP 70
Appointment to the unclassified position is in accordance with Section 17a-472 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Hospital Division Director in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective June 18, 2010. (Revised to modify Organizational Level)