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
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.
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):
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
Written and verbal communications
Action plan development
Project planning, development and implementing strategies
Assessment, research and analysis
Synthesizing and presenting information
Interpreting contractual language
Interviewing and investigating
Effectively compose correspondence and prepare reports
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
Occasionally work in a prison environment
SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S) - IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.
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
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.
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.
State Of Arizona