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.
The Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System
(SWCMHS), with three locations throughout Fairfield County, promotes and administers comprehensive recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment. These services include inpatient treatment programs and outpatient clinical services, as well as a wide range of additional supportive treatment services.
Are you looking to make an impact providing clinical oversight to interdisciplinary treatment teams? If so, we encourage you to apply today. We seek an experienced and qualified individual for a meaningful role as an Assistant Medical Director (PCN: 126685). This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position, with a work schedule, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. We are located at 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610.
Discover the opportunity to:
- Serve as a member of the Psychiatric Division Leadership Team;
- Deliver direct administrative and clinical supervision, in conjunction with the Medical Director, to the psychiatrists and psychiatric APRNs;
- Complete regular audits of treatment plans, medical records, and discharge summaries to ensure adherence to agency policies regarding the quality and safety of patient care and/or The Joint Commission (TJC) standards;
- Be part of a vibrant and dynamic psychiatric team.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
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. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.
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.
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.
Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov
or (860) 785-6185.
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.
Incumbents in this class must possess a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.
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.