Clinical Director, Brockton facility
Brockton, MA 
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The Clinical Director is part of the Brockton Leadership Team which consists of the Executive Director, Patient Care Director, Program Director and Medical Director. Under general direction of the Program Director, the Clinical Director is responsible for the clinical programmatic direction and clinical care components of the 26 bed Clinical Stabilization Service (CSS) unit, including the management of the clinical staff and recovery specialists and the patient care provided.
The CSS Clinical Director works collaboratively with the Program Director and Medical Director to provide direct care to patients and is responsible for maintaining the unit census and reviewing and logging incoming referrals ensuring that patients meet CSS criteria and medical necessity. The Clinical Director is also responsible for providing direct individual and group supervision to all counseling staff, recovery specialist, care coordinators, interns, trainees and other staff as needed. The Clinical Director reviews and approves assessments and treatment plans. Participates in treatment planning and aftercare services supports while helping staff to develop the skills to effectively treat co-occurring disorders and trauma. This position is also responsible for ensuring that all documentation is completed in a timely manner and is consistent with the regulations and standards established by the Joint Commission and state and federal regulatory bodies.

The Clinical Director is part of the Brockton Leadership Team which consists of the Executive Director, Patient Care Director, Program Director and Medical Director. Under general direction of the Program Director, the Clinical Director is responsible for the clinical programmatic direction and clinical care components of the 26 bed Clinical Stabilization Service (CSS) unit, including the management of the clinical staff and recovery specialists and the patient care provided.

The CSS Clinical Director works collaboratively with the Program Director and Medical Director to provide direct care to patients and is responsible for maintaining the unit census and reviewing and logging incoming referrals ensuring that patients meet CSS criteria and medical necessity. The Clinical Director is also responsible for providing direct individual and group supervision to all counseling staff, recovery specialist, care coordinators, interns, trainees and other staff as needed. The Clinical Director reviews and approves assessments and treatment plans. Participates in treatment planning and aftercare services supports while helping staff to develop the skills to effectively treat co-occurring disorders and trauma. This position is also responsible for ensuring that all documentation is completed in a timely manner and is consistent with the regulations and standards established by the Joint Commission and state and federal regulatory bodies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

Responsible for leading Brockton/BMC CSS unit, which includes 26 beds

  • Direct clinical oversight of all Master's level unlicensed and licensed clinical staff, Substance Use Disorder Bachelor's level counseling staff, Care Coordinators, and Recovery Specialists within the CSS unit
  • Collaborates and fosters a strong partnership with all Medical and Nursing staff including Behavioral Health providers, Psychiatrists and Psychiatric nurses; hospitalists and primary care physicians to ensure patient satisfaction and high quality behavioral health care and substance use services.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and the Program Director on program design implementation, policies/procedures that promote patient centered care coordination, planning and delivery of services.
  • Develop evidence-based clinical treatment programming and monitors the delivery of services ensuring compliance with standards of practice and contractual requirements
  • Oversee and/or directly supervise the process for patient admissions, case assignments, discharges and referral to treatment.
  • Oversee quality assurance and conducts routine reviews of patient records to assure appropriate assessment, treatment planning, service delivery, timely recording of services and data collection.
  • Review and approve assessments and treatment plans.
  • Provide guidance in discharge planning to counselors and care coordinators
  • Review documentation requesting additional units/extensions to ensure proper justification for the services based on medical necessity
  • Lead psychoeducational, therapy and recovery-oriented client groups and provide individual counseling sessions as needed.
  • Participate in daily service utilization meetings and have a lead role in multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Participate in staff/supervision meetings and attend related professional development sessions/trainings.
  • Assist the Program Director in scheduling clinical and non-clinical staff ensuring proper coverage based on BSAS standards and standards from other regulatory bodies
  • Provide on-call support.
  • Provide ongoing supervision, support, and training to direct reports, and ensure their timely performance evaluation.

EDUCATION:

  • Master's Degree or Doctorate in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or a related field.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Independent, unrestricted license in the behavioral health and/or substance use field in the state of Massachusetts (LICSW, LMHC, LADC-1, or Licensed Psychologist)
  • CPR certification or ability to complete training and obtain certification required

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Master's Degree or Doctorate in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or a related field.
  • Independent, unrestricted license in the behavioral health and/or substance use field in the state of Massachusetts (LICSW, LMHC, LADC-1, or Licensed Psychologist)
  • 3+ years supervisory experience
  • At least 2 years' experience in treatment settings for substance use disorders. Strong knowledge of dual diagnosis treatment, the substance use disorder treatment continuum, related services and community resources.
  • Naloxone/Narcan training or ability to complete training required

We will provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status or ability to pay – exceptional care, without exception.

Boston Medical Center participates in the Electronic Employment Verification, Program. As an E-Verify employer, all employees are also subject to completing a background check.

Boston Medical Center’s policy is to ensure equal employment opportunities for all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic. We view the principle of equal employment opportunity as a vital element in the employment process and as a hallmark of good management.

BMC is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to Talentacquisition@bmc.org or call 617-638-8582 to let us know the nature of your request.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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