Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 08/09/21
Applications Due: 09/30/21
Vacancy ID: 89746

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleClinical Director, Psychiatric Center, Buffalo Psychiatric Center, P21676

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade668

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $249096 to $288906 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Erie

Street Address Buffalo Psychiatric Center

400 Forest Avenue

City Buffalo


Zip Code14213

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications To be considered, candidates must have:

1. License and current registration to practice medicine in New York State or a New York State limited permit and licensure in another state or Canada;


2. Certification in Psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) or equivalent certifying body;


3. Seven (7) years of experience providing services to people diagnosed with mental illness, two (2) years of which must have included supervising physicians and other clinical staff responsible for the delivery of treatment services; providing direction to staff regarding program objectives and the implementation of policy; and providing guidance to various clinical specialists.

Duties Description The Clinical Director serves as the Chief Medical Officer of BPC, and is responsible for the administration, oversight, evaluation, and continuous improvement of all psychiatric, medical, and contracted medical services provided by staff and consultants of the psychiatric center. The Clinical Director participates in executive management and strategic plan development of the psychiatric center; supervises the credentialing and privileging process, is responsible for developing, updating and implementing clinical policies and procedures; and, together with the other members of the Executive Cabinet, ensures that BPC is in compliance with all Office of Mental Health (OMH), Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), The Joint Commission (TJC), and other external accrediting bodies’ standards, rules, and regulations. The Clinical Director ensures that the clinical mission of the facility is successfully aligned with the overall mission of OMH to promote the mental health and well-being of all New Yorkers so that they can reach their ultimate goal of hope and recovery.

Additional Comments Buffalo Psychiatric Center (BPC), a 154-bed, New York State Office of Mental Health state-operated, Joint Commission accredited and CMS certified facility is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Clinical Director. BPC provides adult inpatient, outpatient, ACT, residential, vocational, and wellness services to individuals residing in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties.

BPC is centrally located on a historic campus in the city of Buffalo, known as the “City of Good Neighbors." Buffalo and the surrounding Buffalo-Niagara region of Western New York is a wonderful area with both urban and country living options; excellent public and private schools; numerous top-tier universities; a well-renowned medical corridor; and a wonderful quality of life with nationally recognized art museums, great restaurants and food culture, professional NFL and NHL teams, and outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, and boating.

For further information about BPC, please visit the facility website at:

Background Investigation and Fees:

All prospective employees will be fingerprinted and undergo a complete Criminal Background Check against New York State and federal criminal history records. Candidates will also be subject to a check against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, and the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR) maintained by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Candidates may be required to pay the fees associated with these background checks. Employment is contingent upon your complying with and satisfactorily meeting these background investigation requirements.


1. Continued employment is contingent upon maintaining a current New York State license or limited permit to practice medicine and maintaining eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

2. It is the candidate’s responsibility to clearly demonstrate how they meet the minimum qualifications. Vague or ambiguous information will not be interpreted in the candidate’s favor.

3. In order to be hired and to maintain your employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists. If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists, you may be terminated from your employment.

4. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

5. Appointment to this position is contingent upon Division of Budget approval to fill.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Sean Wolf


Fax 518-402-4086

Email Address


Street New York State Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates interested in employment at this location should submit a resume by September 30, 2021 to:

Sean Wolf
Human Resources Specialist 1
ATTENTION: Clinical Director, Buffalo Psychiatric Center
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
PHONE # (518) 474-1261
FAX # (518) 402-4086
Email submissions preferred


The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.