August 4, 2021
Hines, IL, US
Job Type
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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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at [email protected] or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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.





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.

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

1200 S First Ave, Hines, IL 60141
Agency Contact:  [email protected]
Job Function: Social Services; Administration/Management; Health Services

About the Agency

IDHS' 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.

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