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Clinical Manager Behavioral Health



Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Clinical Manager Behavioral Health for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $47.48 – $71.22. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Director Service Lines -Behavioral Health, the Clinical Manager of Behavioral Health provides leadership, coordination, and clinical supervision to a multidisciplinary mental health team. Responsible for the provision of exceptional, trauma-informed, and evidence-based care. Coordinates the day-to-day functions of the clinic/program ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines are met, and service excellence is provided in all aspects of work. Scope of work includes program implementation, quality improvement, quality assurance, and program strategy.

Details of the position
  1. Demonstrates PeaceHealth’s mission, purpose, and core values in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders.
  2. In alignment with the Behavioral Health Service Line’s Strategic Plan, acts as the clinical authority of the program and establishes clinical systems and standards of care from a culturally accountable and trauma informed clinical lens.
  3. Maintains proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems to meet and exceed the clinical and financial goals of the clinic/program.
  4. Manages all clinic staff, assigns tasks, schedules, approves time off, and provides training, direction, performance evaluations, and performance-related counseling as appropriate.
  5. Continually communicates with community partners and key stakeholders to ensure the continuity of care for persons served.
  6. Ensures program functions smoothly within the larger behavioral health system by building and maintaining relationships across all related programs in the network.
  7. Oversees documentation by clinical staff and is responsible for the adherence to State and County documentation requirements. Provides regular clinical supervision and evaluation of assigned staff. Conducts and facilitates regular meetings and huddles with staff to ensure efficient flow of information and to recognize and resolve organization or procedural problems in a timely manner.
  8. Maintains current knowledge of all matters related to clinic operations, including (but not limited to) managed care, patient billing, confidentiality protocols, and disseminates information to staff on a regular and timely basis, providing training in these areas to newly hired staff and serving as a resource and facilitator for ongoing training to existing staff.
  9. Provides regular reports to the Director Services Lines - Behavioral Health in order to ensure efficient and effective operations of the clinic/program. Compiles statistical information, as necessary, or as requested.
  10. Maintains a small caseload. Diagnoses, assesses, and addresses mental health conditions. Performs risk assessments for suicidality, homicidality and grave disability.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Current state license in Clinical Social Work or other Masters’ level related mental health discipline.
  • Minimum of four years of increasing responsible leadership experience in the development and/or administration of behavioral health services; including at least one year of significant responsibility for personnel and clinical services.
  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience with designated population.
  • Hospital, emergency room, chemical dependency, or community agency experience preferred.
  • Expert understanding of culturally appropriate, trauma-informed care
  • Expert understanding of DSM-5; experience in the implementation of evidence-based care models.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.