Medical Director (Medical Administrator II, Option D18)

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Date:  Nov 14, 2023

Chester, IL, US, 62233-2542

Job Requisition ID:  31888

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-78-31888

Opening Date: 11/16/2023
Closing Date/Time: 12/15/2023
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $16,978 - $22,000 per month ($203,736 - $264,000 per year) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Randolph 
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 Chester Mental Health Center in Chester, Illinois. Chester Mental Health Center strives to assist patients to achieve their full recovery potential and values culture, safety, recovery, efficiency and quality.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as Medical Director for Chester Mental Health Center.

2. Serves as full-line supervisor.

3. Develops, plans for and monitors implementation of ancillary medical services, including dentistry, optometry, Electroencephalogram (EEG) and all contractual medical services.

4. Directs, designs and implements policies, procedures and verifies compliance with all accrediting regulatory agents.

5. Provides psychiatry services by examining, treating and monitoring individual patients’ medical needs.

6. 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 an 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 medical 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 pass the IDHS background check.

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

3. Requires ability to work and be on call after hours, weekends and holidays.

4. Requires ability to travel.

5. Requires Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

6. Requires an Illinois Controlled Substance License.

7. Requires an Illinois Physician and Surgeon License.

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

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm 
Work Location: 1315 Lehmen Dr Chester, IL 62233-2542 

Division of Mental Health

Chester Mental Health Center

Medical Support
Agency Contact:
Job Family: Health Services; Leadership & Management; 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.


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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Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.


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’ discretion.


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