100 Washington Street
Minimum Qualifications 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 years of experience providing services to people diagnosed with mental illness, two 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.
4. Eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Duties Description Elmira Psychiatric Center (EPC) is recruiting for candidates to fill the position of Clinical Director, Psychiatric Center. The Clinical Director serves as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of EPC and is responsible for the administration, oversight, evaluation, and continuous improvement of all psychiatric and medical services provided by staff and consultants of the psychiatric center. The Clinical Director participates in the overall executive management and strategic plan development. The Clinical Director supervises the credentialing and privileging process of licensed clinicians and has primary responsibility for developing, updating, and implementing clinical policy and procedures. Together with other members of the Executive Cabinet, the Clinical Director ensures that EPC maintains compliance with all Office of Mental Health (OMH), Centers for Medicaid & Medicare (CMS), The Joint Commission (TJC), and other external accrediting bodies’ standards, rules, and regulations. Ultimately, 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 they can reach their goal of recovery.
The ideal candidate must possess strong leadership skills. In collaboration with the Executive Director and other members of cabinet, the Clinical Director will provide and promote EPC’s clinical vision for hope and recovery. As the CMO, the Clinical Director leads and inspires a team of mission-driven clinicians in the delivery of state-of-the art psychiatric and medical services in a public sector behavioral healthcare environment.
Additional Comments Benefits of New York State Employment with OMH
• Generous paid time off, including thirteen (13) vacation days, eight (8) sick days, and five (5) personal days accrued during the first year of employment. Thirteen paid holidays each year.
• Option to choose a health insurance plan that meets your needs.
• Dental and vision coverage.
• Enrollment in the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) or a voluntary defined contribution plan.
• Defense and indemnification protection, which is broader in scope that typical medical malpractice insurance.
About Elmira Psychiatric Center
EPC serves ten counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of New York State. EPC is a major teaching site for psychiatry and works closely with SUNY Upstate Medical Center in training psychiatry residents. EPC provides a full range of comprehensive psychiatric services to adults, children, and adolescents including inpatient, clinic, day treatment, residential, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Intensive Case Management (ICM), and mobile mental health. Services are delivered in a respectful, safe, and caring environment with a primary focus on hope and recovery. EPC promotes a system of care in which treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery are realized through ongoing collaboration with patients, their families, and service providers in their catchment area. For more information, please visit the facility website at:
About the New York State Office of Mental Health
OMH operates the largest state mental health system in the country with 22 hospitals, two world class research institutes, one sex offender rehabilitation center, 90 clinics, and diverse community services. All OMH psychiatric centers are Joint Commission accredited. OMH’s state mental health system is recognized as being among the best mental health hospital systems in the United States and OMH academicians and researchers are world renowned. OMH provides comprehensive, evidence-based, recovery-oriented treatment. Services are built on the principles of effective, measurable, and accountable care.
About the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes
There is something for everyone in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region of New York State. Many are attracted to the area for its natural beauty and year-round outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, boating, camping, and skiing. The area is home to several museums as well as cultural and historical sites including the National Soaring Museum, the world renown Museum of Glass, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Mark Twain’s Writing Room and gravesite, and Strong Museum of Play, home to the world’s largest collection of toys. Motorsports enthusiasts can catch a race at Watkins Glen International and visit the Drivers Walk of Fame. The area is also home to many nationally ranked colleges and universities. For more information about the area, please visit:
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 email@example.com.
4. If appointed, the selected candidate must establish and maintain residency in New York State to continue employment in this position.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
44 Holland Avenue
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates interested in employment at this location should submit a resume by Monday, January 22 to:
Human Resources Specialist 1
Attention: Clinical Director – EPC
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 the unique attributes and skills of all employees are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.