Director of Behavioral Health(100K +)
Company: Job Juncture
Posted on: November 23, 2021
TITLE: Director of Behavioral Health(100K +)
LOCATION: Ithaca, NY
Are you looking for a new position where you can live and work in
an area where you can make a difference and enjoy beautiful scenery
and friendly people?
Would you like to work in a hospital where you can but be part of a
stable team that is a healthcare leader in the area.
How about living in an area that is large enough to provide
everything but small enough to where you could live in a lower cost
and safer communities.
Then this might just be the right opportunity for you.
Responsible for all administrative aspects of clinical patient care
and support activities within the Hospital's Behavioral Health and
Substance Addiction Rehabilitation Services.
Implements policies and procedures including definition of clear
lines of responsibility and accountability within departments and
various levels of personnel.
Together with the Medical Director, this position is accountable
for maintaining the quality of patient care services and providing
direction and support to staff at all levels.
As a member of the Hospital’s Management Team, the Director will
carry out a wide array of internal and external leadership roles to
foster the success and mission of mental health programs.
-Provides leadership and direction to key management and clinical
staff for the implementation and continued efforts of Performance
-Responsible for the management of all staff and direct supervision
and professional development of assigned clinical, managerial and
support staff, i.e., program coordinators, nursing managers,
psychiatric social workers, therapy staff, activities staff,
secretarial staff and psychology staff.
-Provides and coordinates needed operational support for the
Department of Psychiatry staff, Department of addiction
rehabilitation Services staff. Appropriately involves the medical
staff (psychiatrists) and other Hospital medical staff in decision
making processes to promote quality patient care.
-Maintains a working knowledge of all professional and policy
developments that influence and impact on the operations of all
mental health programs.
Familiarity with the requirements of the JCAHO, HCFA, NYSDOH,
NYSOMH, NYS Mental Hygiene Law, Mental Hygiene Legal Services, NYS
Commission on the Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, NYS
OASAS, NYS Justice Center and any other federal, state, and local
regulatory agencies is essential.
-Responsible for the compliance of the Behavioral Health Services
and Addiction Rehabilitation Services with all State and Federal
rule, regulations required for continued ongoing certification and
license of the Inpatient Behavioral Health Services units.
-Responsible for the financial planning and monitoring of the
department’s budgets. Educates and works closely with subordinate
staff to maximize patient care revenues and minimize operational
-Develops and implements policies and procedures for the department
to ensure effective and efficient operations and beneficial patient
care services. Responsible to monitor and administer policies,
which include most areas of routine departmental operations.
-Ensures that there is communication and a strong working
relationship between the managers providing psychiatric nursing and
other Hospital-wide nursing managers and services. Various nursing
policies and procedures need to show one level of care and
consistency throughout the Hospital.
-Assists the in the recruitment and retention of psychiatric and
addiction treatment Medical staff.
-Defines and implements with the Medical Director, psychiatric and
addiction assessment and treatment services provided in the
Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical Units, and SNF. Manages the
support personnel and operations to accomplish these
-Develops and maintains an appropriate quality assurance program
involving and educating staff at all levels of the planning, data
collection and monitoring steps. Fosters a process which includes
the Performance Improvement philosophy and involves other
departments in the Hospital.
-Coordinates and monitors all activities associated with students
performing internships and maintains appropriate contracts with
-Coordinates the preparation of all reports and data as required by
the Hospital, and system and external agencies.
-Pursues membership on community advisory boards and committees
which fosters the mission and interests of the hospital and mental
-Attends and participates in Hospital-wide committees and ad-hoc
-Reviews and approves all clinical programming and staff
responsibilities and/or assignments within the programs.
-Facilitates departmental meetings, which will include all
disciplines and support staff, for the purpose of effective
communication of changes and information and to involve staff in
the review and planning of certain aspects of operations.
-Ensures the confidentiality and respect of all patients and that
the physical environment is safe and healthy for patients, staff,
visitors and volunteers.
-Responds to “Court Hearing Requests” and “72 Hour Notices to
Leave” for psychiatric inpatients. Assures that appropriate
contacts and paperwork are completed with the Hospital’s attorney,
Mental Hygiene Level Service and the patient’s family / significant
-Promotes and fosters the mission and philosophy of the Hospital
and Health system in the execution of the job duties and community
-Actively supports and participates in the Hospital's Performance
-Maintains the continuity of the service relationship with all
insurance companies where required for continued approval of
payment for services to enrolled clients, both for the hospital and
psychiatrists enrollment in insurance networks as an approved
-Oversees the services utilization review and case management
function to insure compliance with all participation requirements
of Insurance and Managed care organizations covering the hospitals
services and participation with the Regional Behavioral Health
Organization as designated by NYSDOH- OMH and OASAS.
Master’s level degree in Social Work, Nursing, or other related
field with Experience in Mental Health Administration or Hospital
Administration, meeting the requirements of Administrator of
inpatient psychiatric Services under NYSCRR Title 14 Part 580
Operation of Inpatient Psychiatric Units in a Community Hospital
and NYS operational directors requirements as specified by
Current NYS Registered Nurse or Social Work (LMSW) license.
Membership and/or Certification in the National Association of
Mental Health Administrators preferred.
Minimum of five years’ experience in the management of mental
health programs, either inpatient or outpatient, three of which
includes direct supervision of employees and interaction with
Experience with financial and personnel management in a healthcare
Understand Performance Improvement as it relates to improved
patient care services and staff team development.
CPR and BLS required within 90 days of hire date.
Schedule is Monday through Friday day shift hours
Position is over the Addictions Rehab Unit (14.6 FTE including a
Director on the ARU) and the Behavioral Science Unit(30.69 FTE
including a Director of Nursing on the BSU)
Compensation is based on experience and the range starts at 100K
and goes up with experience and the facility offers full benefits
and a relocation package as well.
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