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 you dedicated and committed to improving the
lives of others? Do you want to make an impact while participating in a
dynamic health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an
excellent opportunity for you to join our Leadership team committed to the
goal of making a difference in individuals with mental health and/or addiction
The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), seeks a
qualified individual for the position of DMHAS Hospital Division Director (CVH
Director of General Psychiatry) to oversee the clinical programs and operations
of the General Psychiatry Division (GPD). This position is located at
1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT. It is full-time, 40 hours per week, with a
work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The
position number is 84266.
GPD serves a diverse patient population in a
number of specialized treatment programs. Services are patient-centered and
delivered within a therapeutic, safe and professional health care
environment. The individual’s potential for growth and change is the priority.
The Hospital Division Director will report to the
Chief Executive Officer and provide leadership and administrative direction to
an interdisciplinary treatment team of mental health professionals.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to:
the development of programs and activities for a diverse population of
mental health clients with various levels of treatment needs and
compliance with state and federal regulations pertaining to psychiatric
health care programs, services, and operations;
in developing processes and practices to improve quality and cost of
and/or participate in any risk management committee within GPD (i.e.,
Division Review Committee); and
patient care while assuring employees follow hospital procedure and
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare
coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off! We encourage
a healthy work-life balance to all employees.
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This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
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
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met
by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
The immediate vacancy is listed
above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future
vacancies in this job class.
All application materials must be
received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for
the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted
and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented
events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job
posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility
to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to
accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
This position will be filled in
accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer,
promotion and merit employment rules.
This posting may require
completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via
an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by
visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires
section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's
expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status
Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily
basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a
Although applicants will receive
correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to
their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all
emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
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
In order to comply
with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes
during the initial application process.
Note: At any point during
the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional
documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.
These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts,
diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references,
licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must
meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
Should you have questions
pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.
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.
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.
Our ideal candidate will
possess the following:
experience in an inpatient mental health facility.
leading a diverse group of professionals with varying degrees of clinical
managing within a union environment.
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.
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.