Duties: Reports to the Director of Behavioral Health and is responsible for monitoring the contractual clinical provider's compliance with appropriate standards, regulations and contract requirements.
Must submit reports to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Clinical Services as required, regarding such items as contract compliance, quality improvement activities, utilization review statistics, problem identification and analysis, staffing patterns, training and education on inmate issues, conduct random periodic audits at assigned facilities, using predetermined performance criteria as well as knowledge of approved standards of care and practice. Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of on-site provisions of mental health care and participate in policy procedure and development. Facilitate the provisions of education to staff and inmates as required.
Serve as an active member of the management team on various committees, e.g., Strategic Planning, Credential and Privileging Quality Assurances Mortality and Morbidity Review, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Peer Review. Participate in clinical case conferences, reentry planning, assessment and placement in specialized mental health treatment units. Provides contract monitoring for Sex Offender Treatment Services to civilly committed persons and state sentenced inmates and the Qualified Examiner/CAB contract.
Participates as Duty Officer in statewide on-call rotation which requires after-hours, deployment to sites as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Doctoral Level Psychologist/Social Worker or Clinical Nurse Specialist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
Must be familiar with principles and practices of quality improvement, in order to determine the quality, quantity and appropriateness of mental health services, sex offender treatment and forensic mental health services that are provided to inmates at Massachusetts Correctional Institutions. Experience working in corrections is preferred. Applicant must have strong background in mental health, have working knowledge of community mental health standards in public and private sectors, must have experience in reviewing medical records, forensic records, documents and reports.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or professional experience in a particular specialty (i.e. scientific, professional, or technical), and (B) of which four years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.
I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or degree related directly to the specialty may be substituted for one year of the required (A) experience.
II. A Graduate or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration, financial management, or degree related directly to the specialty may be substituted for two years of the required (A) experience.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
State Of Massachusetts