Clinical Director - Inpatient Mental Health

Location: Federal Way, WA
Clinical Director - Inpatient Mental Health
A rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 90 programs and over 3,000 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work with us, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
As the newest member of the family, we will operate the new King County Evaluation & Treatment (E&T) Facility as a licensed 16-bed facility providing 24/7 intensive inpatient psychiatric treatment for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Individuals age 18 years or older who meet medical necessity criteria will be admitted on a voluntary or involuntary basis.  New Hire Orientation is scheduled for the end of the year.  The program will start accepting Clients in December or January.
In this mid-level management position and under the direct supervision of the Administrator, the Clinical Director provides leadership, coordination and clinical supervision to the multidisciplinary team(s) and/or program(s). Assists Administrator with quality improvement duties.
  • Masters or higher degree in Social Services.
  • Two (2) years post-graduate direct clinical experience in a mental health setting.
  • One (1) year in leadership role in relevant setting (inpatient or outpatient setting, as appropriate).
  • Current licensure/registration as MFT, LCSW, Ph.D, RN or the like.
  • Must have experience working with mental health consumers, families and advisory boards.
  • Sensitivity to multicultural populations and issues.
  • Must be CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid certified on the date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment.
  • Demonstrate the company mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders.
  • If employed at Inpatient program, must assist with the restraint of clients in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training.
  • If employed at Outpatient program, must evade clients in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training.
  • In conjunction with the Administrator, acts as the clinical authority of the program and establishes clinical systems and standards of care.
  • Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls clinical services and responsible for administrative functioning of clinical services departments.
  • Continually communicates with community partners and customers to ensure the continuity of care for persons served.
  • Ensures program functions smoothly within the larger behavioral health system by building and maintaining relationships with community partners.
  • Oversees documentation by clinical staff and performs audits of Clinical Charts to ensure adherence to State and County Requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains a recovery culture and philosophy within the program.
  • Promotes and maintains good relationships and communication between departments.
  • Aids in creating policies and procedures that address clinical quality and risk.
  • Completes incident investigations and summaries for regulatory agencies, as necessary.
  • Responsible for regular supervision and evaluations of assigned staff.
  • Ensures high quality services are being provided to all persons served.
  • Assures facility/program honors the rights of persons served.
  • Collaborates with other staff in implementation of corporate initiatives, and other services, as needed.
  • Available to assist at other facilities (consult) as needed.
  • Ensures treatment adheres to established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Ensures complete and accurate records on interventions and consumer behaviors. ? Provides individual/group education and training.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
  • Ability to contribute to policy and procedure development in a matter that addresses clinical quality and risk.
  • Understanding of local system of care and how the program fits within it.
  • Ability to maintain customer and community partner relations.
  • Familiarity with a variety of evidence based practices appropriate to the population served.
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct
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