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Director Behavioral Health

Company: Steward Health Care
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

I. Position Function: This is a licensed position, that represents all outpatient departments.Directs and supervises all aspects of Outpatient Services.She/he is accountable to problem solve for the care of the patient and to initiate immediate, effective action to maintain patient safety.Fiscally responsible for productivity, meeting budgetary guidelines.Responsible to meet regulatory requirements related to the provision of services for therapeutic activities in outpatient.II. Job Relationships: Maintains a collaborative relationship with the Board, Leadership and Medical Staff.Supervises the following staff by job category: Outpatient Staff: Therapists/RN/Outpatient Coordinators/Transportation Coordinator/PRN StaffCommunicates with physicians/director/charge nurse/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient's clinical condition including results of assessment and treatment modalities. Communicates with the Board, leadership and medical staff regarding patient safety, provision of therapeutic activity services in outpatient, performance or quality improvement efforts.Communicates with President regarding safety of all who enter the Outpatient campus, budgetary and fiscal responsibilites and the provision of quality care provided to our patients.Reports serious incidents and/or severe breaches in the quality of care to the hospital President, risk manager, or quality director.Serves as a resource to all members of the leadership and health care team.III. Authority: To problem solve patient care issues and initiate resolution through contact with chain of command. To direct and provide safe, therapeutic treatment to our behavioral health patients in outpatient.To utilize non punitive and adjust culture during all opportunities for quality improvement.To facilitate accountability and performance to department staff related to the provision of services provided.IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Demonstrates an understanding of statues regulating the practice of therapeutic activities and functions in accordance with TJC, CMS and Arizona state agencies.Follows all safety and infection prevention guidelines.Implements hospital policies established by St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center.Keeps senior leadership apprised of administrative and clinical issues.Demonstrates leadership skills oriented towards quality care delivered efficiently with appropriate utilization contributing to the overall smooth operation of the department and organization.Participates in performance improvement activities.Maintains fiscal and budgetary departmental standards.Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful/emergency situations. B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions: Performs related duties as directed by the PresidentV. Reporting Requirements: Reports to the the PresidentReports serious incidents and/or severe breaches in the quality of care to the hospital President, risk manager, and quality director.VI. Accountability: Is accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical-staff related, and patient-related data and information.Is accountable for abiding by St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center policies and procedures.Is accountable for directing, monitoring and implementing quality patient care in outpatient setting.Is accountable to inform the hospital President of any significant event that affects the organization.VII. Qualifications: Minimum Education/Experience: Completed Master's degree from an accredited University in behavioral health field. Current License as LPC or LCSW Must have experience in management at upper level of hospital or outpatient organizaion.Experience in supervision of a professional staff. Minimum skills/abilities: Proven leadership ability in clinical practiceAble to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language. Additional languages preferredBasic computer knowledge Certification/Licensure: Current license from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health ExaminersBiannual CPR certificationAnnual Management of Aggressive Behavior CertificationAnnual Education requirements through Steward UniversityCurrent Fingerprint Card Training: Successful completion of degree from accredited University Special Qualifications: Licensed by the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Keywords: Steward Health Care, Phoenix , Director Behavioral Health, Executive , Phoenix, Arizona

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