Director of Behavioral Services - Psych Unit ( Full Time)

The George Washington University Hospital
Washington, DC
Feb 18, 2019
Feb 21, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time
The George Washington University Hospital The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients - from local residents to our nation's leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women's health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery. GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation's capital. The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advanced medical technology, and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research. Director of Behavioral Services The Director of Behavioral Health has overall responsibility for developing, planning, coordinating, and implementing behavioral health programs and the delivery of behavioral health services to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and quality for the George Washington University Hospital. The Director will engage in outreach to the community, develop business relationships, and ensure physician engagement. The Director will guarantee compliance with federal and local policy, laws and accreditation requirements governing behavioral health services in an acute care setting. The Director will be responsible for strategic planning, budget and resource oversight, staff recruitment/management and quality assurance of the service line. The Director is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of current programs and will be tasked with implementing and expanding services and programming to meet the needs of behavioral health patients at the GWUH. Job Requirements Education/Qualification Master's Degree in nursing, social work, psychology, counseling or related field with at least five (5) years' experience working with mental health population, which preferably includes inpatient acute psychiatric Treatment and emergency psychiatric services with adults. Minimum of five (5) years' experience in the mental health field. At least 3-5 years of leadership experience Must hold current license in the District of Columbia (license must include independent practice, ie, LICSW for social work) Skills Must demonstrate excellence in verbal and written communication skills Commitment to the use of evidence-based practices Must have leadership abilities to support the clinicians, nurses, therapist, mental health associates and administrative staff working with the population Program development and evaluation skills Strong assessment, mental health interviewing, and evaluation skills including mental status examination and alcohol/drug evaluation Knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities for inpatient psychiatric treatment and emergency psychiatry Multiaxial DSM diagnosis Knowledge of CMS, Joint Commission and DC Department of Mental Health regulatory and accreditation standards Knowledge and familiarity with public and private community mental health and chemical dependency treatment resources and financial reimbursement Time Management Skills This opportunity offers the following: Challenging and rewarding work environment Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries Competitive Compensation Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan 401k plan with company match One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. 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