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Date:  Sep 10, 2021

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  6437

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-77-6437-30688

Opening Date: 09/13/21
Closing Date/Time:  10/08/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $15,000 - $22,500 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Madison 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 



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Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Medical Director with an Illinois Physician and Surgeon license with a specialty in Psychiatry. Board Certification is required to provide medical leadership and oversight of the psychiatry services provided at the Alton Mental Health Center in Alton, Illinois. The Alton Mental Health Center strives to provide equitable access to social/human services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the Medical Director for the Alton Mental Health Center.
  2. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  3. Plans, administers and evaluates the development and implementation of policies and directives and the recruitment and retention of medical staff personnel.
  4. Recruits, negotiates and selects outside vendors to provide specialized medical services.
  5. As a member of the Executive Council, participates in formulating policies and procedures for the hospital.
  6. Examines forensic (90%) and civil (10%) patients for certification under the Mental Health Code.
  7. Reviews all restraint and seclusion authorizations, discharge summaries, unusual incident reports and other medical reports and correspondence for both forensic and civil patients.
  8. Prescribes and directs administration of psycho-tropic medicines for forensic and civil patients.
  9. Secures work site for patient safety.
  10. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and an American Board of Medical Specialties certification or its equivalent in Psychiatry.
  2. Requires three (3) years of substantive medical administrative experience in the directing, planning and evaluating a medical/clinical program.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Two (2) years of professional experience working with professional health services, disciplines and program support functions which must be coordinated in administering a comprehensive medial health program.
  2. Two (2) years of professional experience managing and evaluating the delivery of medical care, treatment and services.
  3. Two (2) years of professional experience supervising staff in the medical field as well as other medical professionals.
  4. Two (2) years of professional experience, preferably five (5) years, recommending changes to medical service programs.
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience providing technical medical training and assistance to internal and/or external stakeholders.
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience communicating with both internal and/or external stakeholders daily on medical services.
  7. Two (2) years of professional experience performing quality assurance assessments on medical services and treatments provided to patients and/or individuals.
  8. Two (2) years of professional experience as a physician working with concepts and practices in psychiatry medicine.
  9. Two (2) years of professional experience investigating and reporting on incidents.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to work and be on call after hours, on weekends and holidays.
  2. Requires ability to travel.
  3. Requires Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License.
  4. Requires an Illinois Controlled Substance License.
  5. Requires an Illinois Physician and Surgeon License.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm 
Work Location: 4500 College Ave Alton, IL 62002-5012 

Division of Mental Health

Alton Mental Health Center

Medical Services - Forensic Building
Agency Contact:  Sarah.Raftis@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management; Health Services; Social Services 


About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve.  We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.