Mental Health Program Administrator (Health Services Compliance Monitor Ii)(Job Id 51737)

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 3 days ago

Arizona Department of Corrections

Safer communities through effective corrections.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

(HEALTH SERVICES COMPLIANCE MONITOR II)

Health Services Contract Monitoring Bureau
1831 W. Jefferson Ave.

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

https://corrections.az.gov/

JOB SUMMARY:

The Arizona Department of Corrections is seeking a qualified individual who will be responsible for evaluating and making determinations about mental health services provided by the contracted vendor at assigned facilities and/or contracted private prison. This position supervises, provides guidance and direction to the Mental Health Auditor and Psychiatric Services Monitor.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Ensures the contracted vendor provides timely, professional and appropriate care to incarcerated individuals in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures

  • Reviews inmate cases and charts

  • Monitors and reviews for unusual patterns

  • Tours facilities and conducts scheduled and unscheduled inspections

  • Researches and responds to inquiries from internal and external sources

  • Maintains current knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures

  • Provides accurate information/guidance and/or composes written responses

  • Develops utilization review processes and assessment tools

  • Creates and implements monitoring programs, compliance reviews and action plans

  • Ensures the contracted vendor acquires and maintains appropriated licensure of behavioral facility in accordance with Title IX

  • Conducts psychological autopsies

  • Prepares and completes required reports and makes recommendations

  • Completes special projects

  • Attends meetings and training as required

  • Drives on State business

  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S) THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED:

Doctoral or Master's Degree in mental health or related field.

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of correctional mental health care management and supervision

  • Quality assurance, utilization review and patient assessment methodology

  • Fiscal management including budget, procurement and outside contracting

  • Laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to privatization

  • Windows operating system

Skill in:

  • Written and verbal communications

  • Action plan development

  • Project planning, development and implementing strategies

  • Assessment, research and analysis

  • Budgeting/expenditures

  • Synthesizing and presenting information

  • Interpreting contractual language

  • Interviewing and investigating

  • Effectively compose correspondence and prepare reports

  • Presenting information

  • Time management

  • Decision making

Ability to:

  • Analyze and resolve routine problems

  • Study and analyze policies, procedures, contracts and reports and recommend effective means of implementing action plans to meet objectives

  • Implement and adhere to Department policies and procedures

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external entities

  • Respond to issues/concerns

  • Prioritize work assignments and meet deadlines

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Travel statewide

  • Multi-task

  • Occasionally work in a prison environment

SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S) - IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:

  • Five (5) years of experience in correctional mental health treatment and/or administration shall be a Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP).

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.

BENEFITS:

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:

  • Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options

  • Exceptional Retirement Program

  • Optional employee benefits such as; deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program

  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

RETIREMENT:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADC Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE:

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 255-2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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