Mental Hospital Administrator 2
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Pineville, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus eight years of professional experience in hospital, public health or health services administration; or in a health or social service field such as psychology, clinical social services or nursing; or in business operations or in education.

Four years of this experience must have been in any of the following:

1.Overseeing a health, mental health or social service program in a hospital, inpatient health care facility, or a mental health center or clinic.

2.Overseeing two or more support programs in a hospital, inpatient health care facility, or mental health center or clinic.

3.Directing a regional or statewide health or mental health service program at the regional or state office level with jurisdiction over the development and implementation of that program.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Eight years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the baccalaureate degree only.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree only as follows:

A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience to qualify.

15 to 29 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 44 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
45 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 74 semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
75 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for five years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for six years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree can be substituted for a maximum of six years full-time work experience. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree only.

A master's degree in hospital, public health, or health services administration may be substituted for four years of the general experience.

A doctoral degree in hospital, public health, or health services administration may be substituted for five years of the general experience.

A master's degree in a health service field such as psychology, social work, nursing; or in business, public, or personnel administration may be substituted for two years of the general experience.

A doctoral degree in a health service field such as psychology, social work, nursing; or in business, public, or personnel administration may be substituted for three years of the general experience.

A medical degree may be substituted for four years of the general experience.

NOTE:
Any degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated, the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

NOTE:
Health service programs are defined as nursing service, ancillary services (radiology, medical laboratory, pharmacy, etc.), and medical services.

NOTE:
Support programs are defined as staff development, personnel, admissions, accounting, budget, policy planning and evaluation, purchasing, warehousing, volunteer services, maintenance, food service, environmental services, security, housekeeping, and data processing.

NOTE:
Clinical social services are defined as the direct observation and treatment of patients.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

This position serves as Chief Executive Officer at Central Louisiana State Hospital.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electric application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

For further information about this vacancy, contact: Ann Hall, Central Louisiana State Hospital Human Resources Department at ann.hall@la.gov or 318-484-6321.

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To administer and direct all aspects and activities of one of the state's modest-sized mental hospitals or a forensic mental health hospital.

Level of Work:
Administrator.

Supervision Received:
Administrative direction from the Assistant Secretary.

Supervision Exercised:
Line over medical directors, hospital associate administrator, division directors and department managers.

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Mental Health.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Mental Hospital Administrator 1 by the presence of responsibility for directing one of the state's modest-sized mental hospitals or a forensic mental health hospital (serves as state forensic coordinator).

Differs from Mental Hospital Administrator 3 by the absence of responsibility for directing one of the state's largest mental hospitals or a forensic mental health hospital.

Examples of Work:
Directs and controls all activities of a modest-sized state mental hospital or a forensic mental health hospital with a primary goal of providing health care services in a specific area of the state or to persons committed to the facility by the judicial system. Work requires frequent interface and contact with external agencies in facilitating the accomplishment of the hospital's mission.

Directs and coordinates long-range programs, plans and polices.

Directs and coordinates all community based forensic mental health services.

Directs the revision of rules, regulations and procedures to meet changes in laws or policy.

Directs the development and monitoring of hospital operating and capital outlay budget.

Confers daily with program directors, supervisors and division directors to discuss operating problems, organizational, budgetary matters, personnel matters, technical problems and the status of programs and projects.

Selects and assigns staff, monitors a staff development needs assessment program and assures that training is obtained.

Coordinates activities with officials of federal, state, and local agencies, professional organizations, patients and interested groups on matters relating to the hospital through telephone contacts, conferences, and meetings.

Directs the preparation and maintenance of records, reports and correspondence relative to hospital matters.

Develops and/or coordinates training programs affiliated with educational institutions.

Assures compliance with all rules and regulations of governing and accrediting agencies.

Assures the resolution of problems and complaints relative to patients and their families, employees, and the public in general.

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