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400 Forest Avenue
Minimum Qualifications 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.
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 (3) 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 component 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.
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 Deputy Director, Psychiatric Center 2 – Quality Management participates in developing, implementing, interpreting, and evaluating facility goals and policies to support quality management through providing quality care and clinical treatment by focusing on such areas as outcome measurements, treatment plans, and cultural and linguistic competence standards. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for the oversight of the facility’s overall Quality Management Program which includes program evaluation, incident review, risk management, utilization review, consumer satisfaction, survey readiness, medical records, discipline standards, professional growth and development, standards compliance, cultural competence, and performance improvement.
Additional Comments Buffalo Psychiatric Center (BPC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director, Psychiatric Center 2 – Quality Management. Located in Buffalo, New York, BPC provides a full range of quality outpatient and inpatient services to adults covering Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. This network offers an array of clinical, social, residential, vocational, educational, and case management services. For further information about BPC, please visit the facility’s 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 the 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
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
44 Holland Avenue
Notes on Applying Mr. Sean Wolf
Human Resources Specialist
Attention: Deputy Director, Psychiatric Center 2 - QM – Buffalo PC
NYS Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
PHONE # (518) 474-1261
FAX # (518) 402-4086
Email submissions preferred
BUFFALO PSYCHIATRIC CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER