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Director Behavioral Health / Behavioral Health Manager III

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

In conjunction with Behavioral Health Chiefs of Services, responsible for the operational, service and fiscal management of psychiatric patient care services in a facility. Directs the operations of a full service, high volume behavioral health facility (inpatient and outpatient). Develops strategies on key initiatives, ensures compliance with regulations, and consults on patient care service issues. Builds a strong, competent staff, and ensures staff provides high quality, accessible, and cost effective behavioral health services which comply with local, state, and federal requirements.
Essential Responsibilities:


  • In conjunction with the Chiefs of Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Services, manages behavioral health staff in a facility.

    • Coordinates the operations of department by maintaining appropriate staffing levels, and developing/monitoring performance improvement, safety, quality and regulatory standards. Accountable for access outcomes, service goals and quality outcomes, such as feedback informed care.

      • Develops strategic plans and ensures their successful implementation, including maximizing access and improving efficiencies while maintaining quality outcomes and the patient care experience.

        • Oversees budget planning/development/monitoring. Manages the financial performance, identifies and implements strategies to reduce costs, and improves quality of service and care.

          • Directs the management of human resources, labor relations, employee and department safety and risk management issues. Provides strategies on workforce planning, including recruiting and retaining a well-trained and competent staff. Ensures ongoing professional development for self, clinical staff, support staff, and student affiliates.

            • Accountable for department and regulatory standards, policies and procedures. Directs development and implementation of quality and utilization standards across the continuum of care to ensure coordinated plans of treatment, customer focused delivery of services and cost effective utilization of necessary services.

              • Ensures compliance with regulations and directives of the Joint Commission and DMHC, as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

                • Designs and implements a safety program to create an environment of safety for both staff and members.

                  • Communicates effectively with all levels to demonstrate the work of the department and its contribution toward TPMG goals and initiatives.

                    • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
                      Basic Qualifications:
                      Experience

                      • Minimum of three (3) years previous management experience in a large department in a complex healthcare setting.
                        Education

                        • Bachelor's degree in nursing, social work or other health related field; or, if no license in Psychology, Marriage Family Therapy or Clinical Social Work, Master's degree in Public Health or related field required.
                          License, Certification, Registration

                          • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date if licensed.
                            Additional Requirements:

                            • Demonstrated accomplishments in health care leadership.

                              • Comprehensive knowledge of federal state and local regulatory standards required.

                                • Knowledge of social services agencies, state regulations and APA standards as they relate to client treatment, patient rights and client/patient confidentiality, and other ethical issues.

                                  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

                                    • Demonstrated achievements in management and staff development.

                                      • Excellent labor relations and human relations skills.

                                        • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
                                          Preferred Qualifications:

                                          • Current valid license as a Psychologist or Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California, or Advanced Practitioner RN preferred.
                                            PrimaryLocation : California,Vacaville,Vacaville Medical Offices A
                                            HoursPerWeek : 40
                                            Shift : Day
                                            Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
                                            WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AM
                                            WorkingHoursEnd : 05:00 PM
                                            Job Schedule : Full-time
                                            Job Type : Standard
                                            Employee Status : Regular
                                            Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-NCAL-07-NUE-Non Union Employee
                                            Job Level : Manager with Direct Reports
                                            Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care
                                            Department : Oakland Reg - 1950 Franklin - Pediatrics-Developmnt Assessmt - 0206
                                            Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time
                                            Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Vacaville , Director Behavioral Health / Behavioral Health Manager III, Healthcare , Vacaville, California

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