Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Medical Director

DMHAS Local Mental Health Authority Medical Director

Recruitment #210409-2729MD-003

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission 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.

Are looking to make an impact on the lives of adults with behavioral health disorders? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join and be a part of our vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team! We are currently seeking a Medical Director to join our passionate team!

We seek an experienced and qualified individual for a meaningful role as the Behavioral Health Medical Director (PCN 127050), at Southeastern Mental Health Authority (SMHA) within the Clinical Administration Division. This position is located at 401 West Thames Street in Norwich. This is a full-time, first shift, 40 hours per week position, with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
  • Provide leadership and clinical supervision to a Psychiatrist and four Psychiatric APRNs
  • Serve as a member of the SMHA Management Team
  • Attend Network Management Meetings with community partners and providers. 
  • Co-chair the SMHA Network Bi-Weekly Risk Management Meeting in order discuss high risk cases, provide consultation, and identify/review risk mitigation strategies.
  • Co-Chair the monthly SMHA Risk Meeting in order to discuss safety-related issues, review risk data, and review agency Incident Reports. 
  • Co-chair the SMHA Clinical Practice Committee in order to review/discuss clinical policies and procedures, ensure consistent implementation of all clinical policies, identify clinical trainings needs, discuss clinical care and barriers, identify methods/interventions for improving client care and clinical outcomes, develop medical records forms and documentation, and review agency clinical data. 
  • Chair bi-weekly Prescriber Meetings and bi-weekly Pharmacy and Therapeutic Meetings in order to discuss issues/topics related to client care and prescribing practices. 
Connecticut offers you and your family access to the finest schools in the nation, beautiful weather year round and recreational activities to fit each season. Founded in 1659, the historical city in Norwich is located in the heart of Eastern Connecticut. However, a trip to world class entertainment, the mountains or the beach is just a brief trip away.

We can also offer peace of mind with our benefits package. As a new state employee we offer a variety of medical and dental plans and participation in a hybrid retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, that may include retiree health insurance. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, as well as, vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.


Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

As a reminder:

  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
  • Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

For more information, we encourage you to contact the recruiter for this position, Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, (860) 924-7053.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Local Mental Health Authority, this class is accountable for administering designated agency medical, clinical and behavioral health services programs and operations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff, services, and programs of a designated hospital, facility, regional medical area or behavioral health program; develops, implements, and evaluates 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 agency 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 psychiatry with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health patients; considerable knowledge of recent developments in the field of psychiatry and 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 psychiatrist.

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.
  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 and retain a faculty appointment at either the Yale School of Medicine or the UCONN School of Medicine.
  6. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
  7. 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.



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