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Series established May 20, 1993
This specification describes two classes used by the Departments of Developmental Services and Mental Health in developmental centers and State hospitals. These classes, under the direction of the Executive Director, Medical Director or Clinical Administrator, in their specific clinical specialty, conduct an ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of hospital or developmental center programs, review for compliance with the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, monitor quality assurance plans, and serve as consultants in rehabilitation therapy and social work.
Participates in quality control reviews; gathers and evaluates data on the success of the hospital or developmental center treatment programs in achieving their objectives and recommends alternate treatment objectives or programs when appropriate; audits and evaluates the centralized services at a hospital or developmental center and makes recommendations for improvement; evaluates proposed projects and changes in departmental, hospital, or developmental center policies and procedures at the request of the Executive Director, Medical Director, or Clinical Administrator; provides consultation to the Executive Director, Medical Director, Clinical Administrator, Program Directors, and other Program Consultants in the clinical specialty he/she represents; works in close cooperation with other Program Consultants to insure a coordinated approach to the hospital or developmental center's program; recommends the assistance of specialized consultants when needed; consults with appropriate management staff on findings and discusses methods for improvement; prepares draft reports for the appropriate administrator and consults with appropriate management staff on findings and recommendations. In State hospitals, incumbents may also provide clinical supervision and may participate in criteria-based performance evaluations.
Two years of clinical experience as a rehabilitation therapist working with persons who are developmentally or mentally disabled.
Two years of clinical experience as a social worker working with persons who are developmentally or mentally disabled.
Knowledge of: Problems of developing and setting standards for and administering a hospital or developmental center treatment program; laws and regulations on mental or developmental health care services in hospitals or developmental centers; objectives of the treatment, training, and research programs of a State hospital or developmental center; research methods and techniques; principles and practices of organization and management; and the Department's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
Ability to: Work independently in identifying the need for and developing proposed changes in program practices and policy; evaluate and systematize procedures; communicate effectively; analyze problems and recommend appropriate action; and effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
One year of experience developing and evaluating mental health or developmental disability treatment programs.