Diamond Healthcare - Corporate Office

Director of Behavioral Health

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Director of Behavioral Health, Louisville Kentucky

Signet Health, a national behavioral health management company, is currently recruiting for a seasoned behavioral health professional to manage our new 20-bed Geriatric psych unit in Louisville KY as the Director of Behavioral Health.


This full-time position requires an experienced behavioral healthcare professional who is dedicated to exceptional patient care, cutting edge services, and executive-level professionalism. This is a great opportunity to serve the community while working collaboratively with Signet Health and University of Louisville Health System hospital leadership.  


Responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing all day-to-day operations ensuring staff and patient engagement.
  • Leading program development with short term and long-term goals.
  • Ensuring compliance with hospital, state, federal and licensing agency regulatory standards.
  • Establishing relationships with community leaders and service providers to promote/foster the positive reputation of the program.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with Health System leaders to ensure coordination and collaboration of necessary unit resources to provide care.
  • Leading with a focus on patient safety and continuous performance improvement/innovation as top priority.

Generous compensation package provided. 


Knowledge and Skills:
You must have strong demonstrated leadership/management experience in an acute care setting, as well as strong knowledge of administrative and clinical systems within a highly matrix organization.


Qualifications Needed:

  • Experience leading a hospital-based psychiatric program.
  • Competent with compliance, strong focus on safety, quality, and integrity.
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience leading a successful and profitable inpatient psychiatric. Geriatric psychiatric inpatient experience.
  • Working knowledge of State, CMS, and Joint behavioral health accreditation standards.
  • Understanding of/ability to operate under a contract management arrangement.

 Areas of experience:

  • Financial Management
  • Referral development
  • Patient safety, risk and performance improvement methods
  • Enforcing compliance measures
  • Establishing resources in a matrix organization to achieve program goals and effectiveness
  • Employee engagement and retention strategies
  • Strategic program analysis and evaluation



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