Behavioral Health Director
Company: Valley Family Health Care Inc
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Purpose of the Position : The Behavioral Health Director
contributes to fulfilling the organization's mission and strategic
initiatives by providing leadership, oversight, and management of
all Behavioral Health functions and activities. The incumbent
collaborates with VFHC staff, clinicians, and community partners to
lead the short- and long-term direction of the department and
POSITION TITLE: Behavioral Health Director
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Master's Degree or higher in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or
related field and minimum five years of appropriate experience.
Ability to clinically supervise behavioral health providers in both
Idaho and Oregon.
Proven leadership skills, including ability to effectively
influence, motivate, and lead a group of clinical and support
Strong communication skills, including verbal, written, listening,
Ability to assess, analyze, problem solve, and resolve conflict
Understanding of and sensitivity to working with a culturally and
demographically diverse population
Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimation, and fiscal management
principles and procedures
Ability to work independently, delegate responsibility and make
Articulates organizational vision and implements organizational
Represents the organization in a professional and effective manner
to the community
Valid driver's license, safe driving record and insurance
Direct experience in Community Health Centers and/or working with
Bilingual English/Spanish speaking/reading writing
Participation/leadership in professional associations or groups
Effectively manages and leads staff in a manner consistent with
VFHC mission and values.
Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, and
VFHC policies and procedures.
Develops and communicates Behavioral Health vision and strategic
plan to all levels of the organization; as well as provides
oversight and direction to all behavioral health programs.
Responsible for the management and supervision of Psychiatric Nurse
Practitioners, Behavioral Health Providers, and others as needs
Works collaboratively with the CFO to prepare an annual department
budget and effectively monitors and allocates resources to carry
out programs and activities within areas of responsibility.
Monitors provider/staff productivity, and provides support needed
to meet or exceed department and organization expectations.
Develops quality and patient satisfaction metrics and facilitates
continuous process and quality improvement efforts.
Serves on the Management Team, Quality Management Committee and
other committees, task forces and projects as appropriate.
Leads organizational effort to integrate behavioral health with
medical and dental service lines. Research best practices and
develops plans and leads implementation efforts. This may include
expansion and/or affiliation with new sites.
Builds strong relationships with staff, providers, and management
team to build trust and support, and to optimize interdepartmental
relationships at all levels.
Facilitates collaboration with external partners including other
behavioral health/mental health agencies, hospitals, Rural Health
Clinics, specialty and ancillary providers, state and regional
agencies, and others as appropriate.
Actively oversees and participates in training of staff,
clinicians, and others.
Continually evaluates procedures and practices related to patient
privacy (adherence to HIPAA). Maintains professionalism and
confidentiality an all areas of administrative and patient care
Recruits, selects, orients, and provides on-going training for
behavioral health providers.
Assist with meeting quality measures by completing tasks related to
Other duties as necessary and/or assigned.
Ability to list up to 25 lbs.
Prolonged sitting, bending, stooping, walking, and standing.
Correctable vision and hearing.
Must be able to read, write and speak clearly.
Must have COVID vaccination.
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