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Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Company: Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Ctr.
Location: Albany
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Description GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Whitney Young Health (WYH), the Chief Behavioral Health Officer (CBHO) will provide the leadership necessary to assure that the organization plans, programs, delivers and monitors high quality clinical services to community members in need of integrated, patient-centered behavioral health services. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide supervision and leadership for the Program Directors of the two WYH SUD treatment programs, Director of Mental Health Services and the Director of Community Prevention and Treatment Services (CPTS, formerly HIV Services)
  • Lead collaborative care efforts between primary care providers and BH clinicians within WYH through behavioral medicine practice principles
  • Provide clinical supervision as may be warranted when clinicians' licensure levels preclude autonomous practice
  • Assess, monitor and maintain appropriate Health IT resources for the BH functions at WYH
  • Form and lead collaborative efforts with external agencies who are engaged in the care and support of WYH patients
  • Participate in advocacy efforts on behalf of WYH patients through active engagement in local, state and national professional organizations and advocacy groups
  • Lead development of budget preparation and ongoing financial monitoring for BH areas
  • Assess program development opportunities for BH services and advise Senior Leadership Team of such.
  • Participate in the development of funding proposals for new or existing services
  • Assume a leadership and oversight role in ongoing management of grant-funded projects
  • Develop and maintain clinical productivity reporting and monitoring tools for BH clinicians
  • Provide supervision for graduate/doctoral students from behavioral health training programs
  • Participate in WYH quality improvement efforts including membership on the PIPS Council
  • Assure continual compliance with accreditation standards (e.g. Joint Commission, NCQA) that guide the services provided by the BH staff
  • Maintain required continuing education requirements for licensure each year as well as relevant leadership training
  • Performs as a model of excellence in both internal and external customer service.
  • Understands and is able to effectively communicate HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.
  • Ensure continual compliance with local, state, and federal regulations as they relate to WYH BH programs (OASAS/DOH/HRSA, et al).
  • Completes other duties as assigned. Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed behavioral health professional with at least 10 years of clinical practice experience and a minimum of 7 years of progressive management and supervisory experience. Experience developing grant proposals and managing grant funded programs. NY State licensure as an autonomous clinician. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience with a low income population in a community-based setting. Prior senior clinical leadership experience. License at the doctoral level preferred. Prior clinical experience in a primary care setting, substance use disorder treatment and mental health services. An understanding of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) principles and working knowledge of Joint Commission standards for BH accreditation. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected statuses
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