Medical Director (Medical Administrator II Opt D/18)

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Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  33102

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-77-33102

Opening Date: 11/17/2023

Closing Date/Time:  12/18/2023 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $18,750 - $24,450 per month ($225,000 - $293,400 per year) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Madison 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.  You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.


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.
  6. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

  7. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

*The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday, 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:
Job Family: Leadership & Management; Health Services; Social Services 


Term Appointment: Candidates hired into a term position shall be appointed for a term of 4 years and are subject to a probationary period. The term may be renewed for successive four-year terms at the Director of the
Department of Human Services’s discretion.


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.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 12 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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