Virginia DBHDS / Medical Director of Developmental Disability Services

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Medical Director of Developmental Disability Services

Position Information
Working Title Medical Director of Developmental Disability Services
Role Title Physician II – 49152
Job Open Date 10/14/2022
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Up to $150,000
Agency Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Sv (720)
Agency Website
Location Richmond (City) – 760
Position Number 00929
Job Posting Number 1108103
Type of Recruitment General Public – G
Does this position have telework options? Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Q-Status (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Quasi Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1Q
Pay Band 08
Job Description
The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) is the agency responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s behavioral health, substance use disorder, and developmental disability service delivery system. It is an exciting time to work at DBHDS! The agency is rapidly evolving to meet the changing needs of the state with a high level of focus on high quality, consistent, and accessible services to meet the needs of the population. Come join our dynamic team at our headquarters on capitol square in Richmond, Virginia! The area offers a vibrant downtown that is within a short driving distance from the Williamsburg and Washington D.C. metro areas, Shenandoah Mountains, and the mid-Atlantic beaches. The area enjoys a mild climate and provides rich cultural, historic, sports, music and other recreational venues.

DBHDS is seeking a qualified and highly skilled professional to serve as Medical Director for Developmental Disability Services who is an energetic and dynamic, licensed physician with knowledge of the medical and behavior treatments of individuals with dual diagnoses of developmental disabilities and behavioral health disorders and has a passion for driving high quality services, that are prevention based, focused on early intervention, effective treatment, and recovery and rehabilitation across the lifespan. This is a Quasi-full-time position, offering a unique opportunity for work-life balance, based out of the DBHDS Central Office in Richmond, VA, and may be considered for teleworking and reports to the DBHDS Deputy Commissioner for Clinical and Quality Management. This position’s primary role is to support, expand services, and drive excellence in service delivery for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Medical Director serves in an administrative role at the system level of care, with an opportunity to integrate clinical practice. The successful candidate will be a leader for communities within the state and drive clinical innovation and solutions that are person centered, data driven, and work to help individuals live to their fullest potential in the most integrated setting that meets their needs. As Medical Director, this professional will aid in cross-disability initiatives in enhancing the behavioral system of care, serve as a clinical subject matter expert for the Commonwealth to inform and develop statewide policies for both behavioral health and developmental disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Active Medical license in the State of Virginia. Demonstrated knowledge of state and local community-based services and the continuum of care for individuals with behavioral health and developmental disabilities. Knowledge of quality improvement implementation, principles, and tools. Experience in providing direct care or program administration serving individuals with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health/substance use disorders. Ability to engage stakeholders and develop strong community collaborative partners. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Completion of a residency training program in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Board Certification in an ABMS approved specialty. Specialty certification in Psychiatry or if completed residency training or board certified in a specialty other than Psychiatry, have experience in psychiatric practice. Sub-specialty training or certification. Administrative leadership experience. Experience in utilization management.

Special Requirements
Effective July 5, 2022, all Commonwealth of VA State Employees are required to work onsite. However, this position is currently eligible for one (1) telework day a week. Additional days may be considered. Both options are at the discretion of the Supervisor.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For consideration, interested applicants must apply online, completing the Employment Equity Initiative Application (EEIA) in its entirety. A resume may also be included with your submission. However, emailed, faxed, and hand-delivered applications and/or resumes will not be accepted. This position is open until filled; however, applications/resumes will begin to be reviewed within ten (10) business days of the date of this posting.

DBHDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, pregnancy, military service/status, or other non-merit factor. We commit to a diverse and inclusive workforce that is reflective of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact (804) 482-8797 for assistance.

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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
Not Applicable
2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
Not Applicable
3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
Agency Website or Bulletin Board
Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
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4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #4 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.
(Open Ended Question)

5. * Are you requesting consideration through the Alternative Hiring Process and have you received an approved Certificate of Disability? If yes, please attach your Certificate of Disability to this application under the documents section using the optional document section. In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
6. * I have read and understand the requirements of this position, to include the hiring range*, role title, and pay band. *Salary offers are made within the hiring range posted and cannot be negotiated above the end of the range.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Optional Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Other Document
  5. Blue/Yellow Card

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