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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/11/22

Applications Due09/08/22

Vacancy ID110357

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleDeputy Director, Psychiatric Center 2 – Quality Management/Operations, M-6, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, P23267

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade666

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $143454 to $180438 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation To Be Determined

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 Suffolk

Street Address Pilgrim Psychiatric Center

998 Crooked Hill Road

City West Brentwood


Zip Code11717

Minimum Qualifications Candidates who meet either of the qualifications listed below (Option #1 or Option #2) are eligible:

Option #1

A. Education

A master’s degree in a mental hygiene discipline (occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, psychology, recreation therapy, rehabilitation counseling, education, and nursing), hospital/health administration, or other administrative area specifically related to health care, sociology, statistics, or quantitative research, or a license to practice medicine in NYS or Canada.


B. Experience

Seven (7) years of experience in a mental health program or health care setting that includes four (4) years of managerial experience in at least three quality management component areas such as program evaluation, clinical risk management, standards compliance, survey readiness, utilization review, or a closely related area.


Managerial experience in only two (2) of the quality management component areas noted above requires an additional year of such experience; managerial experience in only one (1) of the quality management areas noted above requires an additional two (2) years of such experience.

A license to practice medicine or a doctoral degree may substitute for one (1) year of the general experience.

Option #2

A. Education

A Master's degree in a mental hygiene discipline (including physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech pathology and audiology, communication disorders, psychology, recreation therapy, rehabilitation counseling, education, and nursing), hospital administration, community mental health, business or public administration or other administrative area specifically related to health care, behavioral or social science from an accredited school; or a valid license to practice medicine in New York State or Canada. Current registration or licensure required where applicable.


B. Experience

Five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative, consultative or supervisory experience in a mental health program including at least one of the following:

1.One (1) year of satisfactory experience in a position comparable to a Clinical Chief of Service (COS) or Director of Mental Health Rehabilitation


2.Two (2) years of satisfactory experience in a position as administrative head of a multi-disciplinary treatment team


3.Two (2) years of satisfactory supervisory, professional or administrative experience in the development, operation and/or implementation of the mental health service delivery system for State facilities, counties or local/private agencies in three (3) or more of the following areas: program development, management procedures, community organization, resource planning, funding, program proposals, advisory boards, consumer and community advocacy and intergovernmental relations.

Additionally, all candidates must be eligible to participate in Federal health care programs (e.g., Medicaid). Individuals excluded from participation in these programs will not be considered.

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with other facility cabinet level staff, the DDPC 2 – Quality Management participates in the development, implementation, interpretation, and evaluation of facility goals and policies to support quality care and treatment by focusing on such areas as outcome measurements, treatment plans, and cultural and linguistic competency standards. The DDPC – Quality Management is responsible for the direction and oversight of the facility's overall Quality Management Program, including program evaluation, performance improvement, clinical risk management, incident review, survey readiness, utilization review, medical records administration, professional growth and development, standards compliance, consumer satisfaction, and cultural competence; and ensures the quality and effectiveness of the care and treatment provided in the facility’s inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

Additional Comments Pilgrim Psychiatric Center (PPC), a New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)-operated, The Joint Commission (TJC) accredited, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certified facility is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director, Psychiatric Center 2 – Quality Management (DDPC 2 – Quality Management). PPC provides a continuum of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, residential, and related services with approximately 265 inpatient beds and 4 outpatient treatment centers, plus one ACT Team providing services throughout Suffolk County. Inpatient Services are in two modern complexes and offer a wide variety of treatment options. The campus, which houses multiple tenants: housing providers, mental health court, ATC, and Crisis Residence, is within easy access to parkways, public transportation, and local shopping.

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

2. 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.

3. 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 Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

4. Office of Mental Health (OMH) hospital employees must be fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not start working until two weeks after their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Salary Range is $143,454.00 - $180,438

Plus $3,026 Location Pay.

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

Name Katherine Bush, Human Resource Specialist 2

Telephone (518) 474-1261


Email Address


Street NYS 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 8, 2022 to:

Katherine Bush
Human Resources Specialist 2
Attention: DDPC 2 QM –PPC
NYS Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
PHONE # (518) 474-1261
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. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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