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The Director will lead the functions of the Behavioral
Health Service Line by aligning system goals with behavioral health
support. This position will be
accountable for development of policies and procedures; accountability for
financial, programmatic and
quality performance and management; regulatory oversight,
clinical management encompassing recruitment, education, evaluation and
supervision of staff; standardization
and prioritization of operations while assuring continuous
quality improvement and
The Director has Behavioral Health Therapists, Counselors,
MHAs, Behavioral Health Liaisons, Admin staff; Psychiatric Nurse Specialist,
RNs, and Managers reporting to this position. There are an approximate total of 60 FTE’s. The Behavioral Health Center is open 24/7. Inpatient Behavioral Health is currently
licensed for 34 beds (semi-private and single rooms) which is inclusive of the
overall 382 beds at WellStar Cobb Hospital.
The BH Center is located directly across from WellStar Cobb
Hospital. The inpatient unit only resides at the Cobb Hospital. From fiscal
year July, 2010 to June 2011, there were 1700 inpatient visits and 660 outpatient
visits along with over 8,000 assessments per year across 4 ER’s.
The Behavioral Health Department consists of the following
BH Resource Team
Areas of Responsibility include: Inpatient
Behavioral Health, Resource Team, Outpatient
Behavioral Health, and the New Vision Detox Program.
The incumbent will have a Master’s degree in
Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, MBA, Healthcare Administration or related
expectation for an incumbent Nurse is to be licensed in the immediate future by
the Georgia Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. A similar expectation for
an incumbent Psychiatrist and/or Social Worker to be Georgia licensed.
successful candidate will have minimum 5 years experience in managing
behavioral health services, both inpatient and outpatient. The ideal candidate
has experience in product / service line development coupled with broad
operational experience in a multi dimensional provider setting.
successful candidate will have functioned as a lead executive in a successful Behavioral
healthcare organization managing multiple functional responsibilities and have
success improving operational efficiencies and working closely with physicians.
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