The Georgia Department of Corrections is soliciting applications for the position of Statewide Director of Mental Health Services.  This position is responsible for the oversight of the program and services of the mentally ill housed within Georgia Department of Correctionsfacilities. This position is responsible for establishing standard operating policies, programs for treatment, housing assignments and contract monitoring of the vendor for all mental health services


 Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

* Assures that community health care services are adequate, appropriate and accessible

* Develop long and short-term goals for the health agency and participates in the agency's strategic and operational planning

* Interviews, hires, directs, trains, evaluates the performance of, and when necessary, disciplines and discharges health care employees

* Maintains awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance charges, and financing options

* Manages human resources and directs administrative activities for health care employees

* Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of services and programs

* Oversees the planning, developments, scheduling, and implementation of health care programs and activities

* Participates in the development and administration of budgets

* Performs community assessments and develops policies and plans based on data collection, activity reports, planning documents, program plans and objectives

* Plans, organizes and directs the work of the unit(s) to provide continuous active treatment to the patients served

* Set priorities and implements goals and objectives to meet or resolve identified health problems

* Provides leadership to subordinate managers and staff


Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of management/supervisory experience in health care services.


Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of management/supervisory experience in health care services.


Interested candidates may submit their resume/cv to:

Randy Sauls, Assistant Commissioner for Heath Services

Georgia Department of Corrections

Post Office Box 1529

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

[email protected]

(478) 992-5211


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