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TENTATIVE

        Occ. Code 5207950

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PSYCHIATRIC CENTER, M-8                             

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

          Positions in this class function as the Chief Executive Officer of an Office of Mental Health (OMH) psychiatric center.  Incumbents are responsible for the administrative leadership and direction of all clinical and non-clinical programs, activities, and services provided by a psychiatric center. 

 

          These positions are non-competitive and classified only in psychiatric center facilities of OMH. 

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

          EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PSYCHIATRIC CENTER: under the general direction of the Commissioner of OMH or his/her designee, functions as the Chief Executive Officer of a psychiatric center; develops and implements facility-wide policies, procedures, strategic plans, and objectives in accordance with the standards, rules, and regulations of OMH and external accrediting bodies; and ensures that the facilitys mission is successfully aligned with the overall mission of OMH. 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

Collaborates closely with and provides general supervision to members of the facilitys executive cabinet in the oversight and management of administrative operations, including human resources, employee relations, fiscal operations, physical plant supports, and ancillary services; psychiatric, medical, and non-medical inpatient and outpatient treatment program operations; and quality assurance activities. 

 

Ensures facility compliance with the standards, rules, and regulations of OMH and external accrediting bodies.

 

Defines service needs in the geographic area served by the facility; develops and maintains programs and service opportunities to meet those needs. 

 

Ensures the development and administration of treatment modalities; 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 and effective service delivery.   

In facilities where the incumbent is a qualified physician, s/he also provides medical leadership for the psychiatric center. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Non-Competitive:  A masters degree in a mental hygiene discipline, hospital, healthcare, public, or business administration, or other administrative area related to healthcare, sociology, statistics, or quantitative research; and nine years of experience providing services to people diagnosed with mental illness, five years of this experience must have been at a managerial level; or a license to practice medicine in New York State or a New York State limited permit and licensure in another state or Canada; and seven years of experience providing services to people diagnosed with mental illness, two years of this experience must have been at a managerial level. 

A masters degree in a mental hygiene discipline (occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, psychology, recreation therapy, rehabilitation counseling, education, and nursing), hospital/health administration, or other administrative area specifically related to health care, sociology, statistics, or quantitative research, or a license to practice medicine in NYS or Canada,

A masters degree in a mental hygiene discipline (occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, psychology, recreation therapy, rehabilitation counseling, education, and nursing), hospital/health administration, or other administrative area specifically related to health care, sociology, statistics, or quantitative research, or a license to practice medicine in NYS or Canada,

 

A masters degree in a mental hygiene discipline (occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, psychology, recreation therapy, rehabilitation counseling, education, and nursing), hospital/health administration, or other administrative area specifically related to health care, sociology, statistics, or quantitative research, or a license to practice medicine in NYS or Canada,

Date:  3/17

 

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 of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.