This is an advanced administrative position responsible, in close partnership and collaboration with the Vice President for Medical Affairs – Developmental Disorders Service, for all administrative and management functions of the Developmental Disorders Service of MBH, including inpatient (Spring Harbor DD unit and Spring Harbor Academy), outpatient (Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders), training and research programs. This position has P&L responsibility for the DD Service, an approximately $15 M revenue and 110 FTE service, and works through the Service’s program directors and managers to establish program goals, prioritize patient care activities and allocate human and other resources. Work is performed with considerable independence. The position reports to and is evaluated by the Senior Vice President of MBH, with close collaboration and input from the VPMA DD Service, with whom this position forms the leadership dyad for the DD Service. This position will play a major role in the expansion of this Service’s clinical and research scope as a Center of Excellence.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Requires advanced knowledge of mental health administration at a level generally acquired through completion of a Master’s Degree in Administration, Business Administration, Public Health Administration, or other related disciplines.
Requires clinical and administrative experience in, and passion for, systems of mental health care for individuals with developmental disorders.
Requires extensive knowledge of the overall operation of all MBH divisions, budget procedures and process, reimbursement regulations, and regulatory agencies’ requirements at a level generally acquired during five to seven years of progressively responsible management experience in outpatient and/or hospital settings.
Requires a high level of interpersonal skills, including conflict management and problem solving ability, in order to represent the Developmental Disorders Service to other MBH service lines, as well as to external stakeholders on a wide range of areas including, but not limited to: grants/contracts, reimbursements, compliance and regulatory requirements, program development, performance improvement and community outreach programs.
Requires analytical ability to plan and direct the work for a complex service, including development of strategic goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and coordination of divisional fiscal yearbudgets. The individual in this position is expected to ensure high quality care delivered at reasonable cost.
Requires knowledge of, or rapid synthesis of the budget and planning process within MBH, and ability to communicate expectations to management staff.