Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DMHAS Medical Division Director

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #220919-2731MD-001

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, discover the opportunity to be part of a vibrant professional learning community of Board Certified Psychiatrists who work together! 

The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) is currently seeking an experienced and qualified individual for a meaningful role as a DMHAS Medical Division Director within the General Psychiatry Division (GPD). This role will report to the Chief Medical Officer and provide direct administrative and clinical supervision to the psychiatrists and psychiatric APRNs of GPD, along with providing clinical oversight of the interdisciplinary treatment teams.  This position is located centrally at 1000 Silver Street in Middletown, CT. This is a full-time, 1st shift, 40 hours per week position, with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The position number is 126999. 

GPD provides recovery oriented inpatient treatment services to a diverse client patient population throughout the state.  In addition to the general psychiatry units, there are three units providing specialized program service areas: Young Adult Services (YAS) Unit, Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury (ABI) Unit as well as several units servicing the Older Adult population. Admissions to GPD are facilitated by our Centralized Admission Department. Referrals are made through the appropriate Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHA) and screened in the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office works closely with the Office of the Commissioner to best meet the needs of all referrals. 

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL: 

  • Assist the Chief Medical Officer in development, implementation, and evaluation of agency-wide policies, goals, and objectives; 
  • Be responsible for coordination of accreditation activities; 
  • Serve as agency liaison with external medical, behavioral health planning, advisory groups, courts, and other state medical and service agencies; 
  • Participate in quality assurance studies and investigations; 
  • Develop processes and practices to improve quality and cost of patient care;
  • Conduct critical incident reviews; 
  • Chair and/or participate in any risk management committee such as Division Review Committee;
  • Manage the acuity of the patients within GPD; 
  • Conduct oversight of patients on special observation ensuring patient safety; 
  • Consult on high-risk patients and follow-up on their progress; 
  • Attend and participate in case conferences chaired by the DMHAS Medical Director; and 
  • Assess and treat patients when necessary. 
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. Rated one of the best places to live in Connecticut, Middletown is a dense suburban city, home to Wesleyan University and a popular downtown area. A trip to world class entertainment, the mountains or the beach is just a brief trip away. 

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU - Comprehensive Benefits

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Retirement healthcare offerings; 
  • Accrued vacation, personal and sick leave; 
  • 12 paid holidays per calendar year; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; and
  • Outstanding work-life balance!
Interested in knowing more about the work of a DMHAS employee, check out the video below!

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • 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.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • 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.
  • 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 user's spam.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or 860-785-9855.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Connecticut Valley Hospital, this class is accountable for administering agency medical, clinical and behavioral health services programs and operations, within a division.

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.