Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DMHAS Assistant Medical Director

Recruitment #191216-2732MD-001

Introduction

Our mission at the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

We are seeking a dynamic full-time DMHAS Assistant Medical Director (PCN #123317) to join Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) in our Ambulatory Care Services. The location is 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT, easily accessible off Route 9. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 40 hours per week.

Discover the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and multifaceted team! In conjunction with the Chief of Professional Services, you will be responsible for the overall medical care provided to our patients residing on the inpatient units (386 beds) of CVH.

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to work with us!

In addition to the duties indicated in the section below, the following responsibilities are also applicable:

• Completes regular audits of and plan/records, etc. to ensure adherence to hospital policies regarding the quality and safety of patient care and/or The Joint Commission (TJC) standards;
• Participates in staff training as indicated, e.g. grand rounds and case conferences;
• Will provide direct clinical care;
• Coordinates the implementation of QA/QI process improvement initiatives by principal/staff physicians within the service.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan and paid time off. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to our employees.

NOTE: Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Individuals considered for interview will be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Robert.Paolitto@ct.gov or (860) 262-5867.  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for assisting in the administration of agency medical, clinical and behavioral health services programs and operations, within a hospital division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists in the direction of staff, services and programs of a designated hospital, facility, regional medical area or behavioral health program; assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, goals, and objectives to ensure conformance with agency mission, goals, objectives and statutory provisions; assists in development of programs and activities including development of medical service standards and criteria; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; determines or assists in determination of appropriate staffing levels and directs or assists in management and coordination of staff; implements staff performance review standards; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact on programs and services; administers state and federal regulations pertaining to medical and psychiatric health care programs, services and operations; participates on various committees and boards; may testify in court as needed; may conduct training; may assist medical director in development, implementation, and evaluation of agency wide policies, goals, and objectives; may be responsible for coordination of accreditation activities; may serve as agency liaison with external medical, behavioral health planning, advisory groups, courts, and other state medical and service agencies; may monitor contracts with medical services vendors; may participate in quality assurance studies and investigations; may develop processes and practices to improve quality and cost of patient care; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and issues of medicine and/or psychiatry with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health patients; considerable knowledge of recent developments in the field of psychiatry and/or medicine; knowledge of administration and clinical operations, functions, and systems involving medical service delivery; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable organizational skills; considerable analytical skills; ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Experience in a hospital, clinic or correctional facility as a board certified physician.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess a 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 OR certification in the field of internal medicine, family medicine or related specialty, from an appropriate specialist board.
  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 addictions medicine from the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  5. 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.
  6. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a faculty appointment at either the Yale School of Medicine or the UCONN School of Medicine.
  7. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
  8. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.