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Psychiatric Medical Director (MEDICAL ADMINISTRATOR III)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

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Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Nov 24, 2022

Hines, IL, US, 60141-7000

Job Requisition ID:  5353

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-76-5353-27536

Opening Date: 12/02/22

Closing Date/Time:  12/30/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $16,667 - $22,836 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
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 an Illinois licensed medical professional to provide psychiatry medical expertise for civil patient admissions at our State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals (SOPH).  This position, in conjunction with the SOPH Administrator’s, will clinically supervise Medical Directors, Department physicians and staff assigned to inpatient civil unit programs and cases.  As the State Mental Health Authority, the Division is responsible for assuring that children, adolescents and adults, throughout Illinois, have the availability of and access to public-funded mental health services for those who are diagnosed with a mental illness or emotional disturbance and an impaired level of functioning based on a mental health assessment. Service delivery in DMH is provided within five geographically organized service Regions, through 162 community mental health centers/agencies (called 'Providers'), 27 community hospitals with psychiatric units and seven state-operated hospitals, the latter containing both civil and forensic beds.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Psychiatric Medical Director for civil patient services.
  2. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  3. Provides direct consultation and supervision to civil unit psychiatric staff in state operated inpatient programs regarding best practices and care for patients.
  4. Provides psychiatric expertise to Medical Directors.
  5. Assists state operated facility staff in coordinating continuing education training relevant to clinical best practices.
  6. Provides input on civil patient matters to Departmental strategic planning, block grant planning and other departmental goal setting and plans.
  7. Attends court hearings.
  8. Assists the Chief of Clinical Services.
  9. Serves on behalf of the Chief of Clinical Services.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires Illinois licensure to practice medicine and completion of an approved residency in Psychiatry.
  2. Requires three (3) years of substantive medical experience in clinical/medical program direction, planning and evaluation at an administrative level in a mental health setting.

Preferred Qualifications (In priority order)

  1. Three (3) years professional experience in developing psychiatric facility policy and procedural guidelines.
  2. Two (2) years professional experience supervising professional staff including psychiatrists, primary care staff, physician assistants, and/or nurse practitioners.
  3. Possess a valid Board Certification in Psychiatry.
  4. Two (2) years professional experience in the review and understanding of mental health codes, and various accreditation and certification bodies to develop facility policy and procedure.
  5. Three (3) years psychiatric experience in attending court hearings, testifying for civil admission hearings, petitioning for involuntary medication, and consulting with the legal community regarding medical legal issues.
  6. As a physician, has one (1) year of experience in collaborating with community agencies, state universities, medical centers and other state agencies regarding healthcare delivery initiatives or research.
  7. Three (3) years professional experience interacting with and communicating clearly and tactfully with a wide range of individuals, that may include state agency officials, court officials, correctional and detention facility officials, community service providers, advocacy group leadership, legislators, and/or members of the media.
  8. Two (2) years professional experience in coordinating continuing education training for physicians, physician assistants, and/or nurse practitioners.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to travel.
  2. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

  3. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

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

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri - 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: Madden Mental Health Center

1200 S First Ave, Hines, IL 60141
Agency Contact:
Job Family: Social Services; Administration/Management; Health Services 


About the Agency

llinois Department of Human Services serves families in need all 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)
  • 10 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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