New York State Department of Civil Service
Division of Classification & Compensation
Occ. Code 5207950
Executive Director Psychiatric Center, M-8
Brief Description of Class
Executive Directors Psychiatric Center serve as the Chief Executive Officers of Office of Mental Health (OMH) psychiatric centers and perform the duties and functions prescribed in Section 7.21 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law. Incumbents lead, coordinate, and direct all clinical and non-clinical programs, activities, and services provided by a psychiatric center.
Positions are non-competitive and classified in OMH.
Executive Director Psychiatric Center: under the general direction of the Commissioner of OMH or his/her designee, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of a psychiatric center; develops and implements facility-wide policies, procedures, strategic plans, and objectives in accordance with standards, rules, and regulations; and ensures that the facilitys mission aligns with the overall mission of OMH.
Executive Director Psychiatric Center
Leads, coordinates, and directs the activities of the facilitys executive cabinet.
Oversees the administration of all facility operations and programs, including psychiatric, medical, and non-medical inpatient and outpatient program operations, quality management activities, and administrative services.
Ensures facility compliance with the standards, rules, and regulations of OMH and external accrediting bodies.
Identifies service needs in the geographic area served by the facility; and develops and maintains programs and service opportunities to meet those needs.
Ensures the development and administration of treatment modalities; and coordinates and directs the development of evidenced-based practices and innovative approaches to care and treatment.
Establishes and develops cooperative working relationships with appropriate local government units, voluntary provider organizations, and other interested parties within the community to ensure a balanced and integrated mental health delivery system.
Works closely with OMH Central Office, Field Offices, and community providers to ensure the continuity and quality of care, effective service delivery, and that facility operations successfully align with the overall mission of OMH.
In facilities where the incumbent is a qualified physician, s/he also provides medical leadership for the psychiatric center.
Executive Director Psychiatric Center
Non-Competitive: A masters or higher-level degree in a mental hygiene discipline, hospital, healthcare, public or business administration, human services, or other related field; and nine years of experience providing services to people diagnosed with mental illness, five years of which must have been at a managerial level, including one year in a high-level leadership position comparable to an executive staff level position in a psychiatric center, research institute, or developmental center; OR
Possession of a license and current registration to practice medicine in New York State or a limited permit to practice medicine in New York State and licensure in another state or Canada; and seven years of experience providing services to people diagnosed with mental illness, two years of which must have been at a managerial level, including one year in a high-level leadership position comparable to an executive staff level position in a psychiatric center, research institute, or developmental center.
Note: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum requirements for appointment or examination.