Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals has a career opportunity for you as the Director of Behavioral Health! ! As a division of Kindred Healthcare, we play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients who require acute care and rehabilitation over an extended period.
Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.
The goal of our team is to deliver intensive, multidisciplinary care and transition patients' home or to a lower level of care as quickly and safely as possible. Each employee's dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's 'Most Admired Healthcare Company' for 9 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives as the Director of Behavioral Health .
As the Director of Behavioral Health you will :
This role assists in the development and implementation of patient care programs, policies and procedures that dictate how patients' care needs are assessed and met in the specified units and services. This role includes responsibility for: ensuring standards for patient care are established and maintained and provide a consistent standard of care to all participants; Implementing and monitoring an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of care delivered to participants; assisting with and promoting marketing, community relations related to the specified units and services; and assisting in expanding the continuum of services by exploring market needs and opportunities and responding with new program design, implementation and evaluation. May provide services for various patient populations including children, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Supervises care provided based on defined standards of patient care and practice. The Director of Clinical Program Services is responsible for the management and oversight of the Unit Behavioral Health services.
Essential Functions :( Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation). o Assumes personal responsibility for obtaining and maintaining professional development and education. Maintains or obtains relevant licensure as appropriate o Utilizes management, financial, regulatory, clinical and systems knowledge to assess market needs, functioning of units/serv ices, programs, and staff; gathers data from a variety of sources in systematic manner, tracking, trending and analyzing and synthesizing performance indicators. o Demonstrates leadership in planning programs/serv ices, interventions, policies, plans of correction, and management of staff. Initiates and pursues program ideas, responding to community/market need, regulatory changes, patient service needs and quality service demands. o Demonstrates proficiency and skill in program direction as exhibited by: o Coordinates operations of services to assure the program philosophy is implemented; including recruitment of key positions to assure adequate professionals are available to achieve this objective. o Identifies new strategic program opportunities within the full continuum of care. Designs, implements, and evaluates new program services. o Engages in marketing and community relations activ ities to promote program and serv ices. Assesses participant referrals, as appropriate to determine clinical appropriateness and level of care recommendations. o Provides oversight of human and fiscal resource utilization and financial performance, maintaining budgetary and safety guidelines.
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As the Director of Behavioral Health, you will have:
Education: Minimum Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling or Nursing
Licenses/Certification: Licensure in State of Practice. Independent Practice Scope Licensure preferred.
Experience: 5 years of leadership experience. 7 years of experience in the discipline.