Job ID: 289595115  |  Last Updated: 8/27/2019

Clinical Director

Job Description

Clinical Director
Salary: $165,476.00 - $293,243.00 Annually
Location: Buncombe County, NC
Job Type: Permanent Full-Time
Department: Dept of Health and Human Services
Job Number: 18-07767

If you are looking for a challenging career working as part of a multi-disciplinary team that impacts lives, please consider the Clinical Director opportunity at the Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (JFKADATC) in Black Mountain, NC. Western North Carolina is one of the most sought-after locations to live and work in the Southeast United States. The town of Black Mountain is loaded with small town charm, yet within 20 minutes of the city of Asheville, a major tourist and relocation destination.

The Clinical Director will provide leadership and supervision to the Medical Department (psychiatry and primary care), Pharmacy, and Transcription, and will establish departmental and performance improvement goals, as well as evaluate performance and ensure "best practices" are established and followed. Clinical Director will act as a consultant for difficult clinical cases, either directly or as supervisor to other physicians; will be required to serve as Administrator On-Call; is the final point of reference for psychiatric and medical clinical matters 24/7; may be required to provide coverage, and will occasionally need to see, assess, and treat patients. Position is responsible for evaluating the credentials and qualifications of medical staff.

The Clinical Director is a member of the facility executive leadership team and partners with other members to ensure facility operates efficiently and maintains continuity of care for patients. As part of the senior leadership at JFK ADATC, the Clinical Director will interface with various community and state agencies to promote coordination of care for patients.

This position is responsible for compliance with Joint Commission and CMS standards, and for communicating standards with other executive leaders and staff.

One of three state-operated inpatient facilities for the treatment of substance use disorders in conjunction with other mental health and medical illnesses, JFK ADATC is a 68-bed inpatient treatment facility designed to meet the needs of alcohol and other drug dependent adults of the 37 westernmost counties in North Carolina. JFK ADATC is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations as a Behavioral Health facility and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state with approximately 18,000 employees. DHHS is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Knowledge of alcohol and other drug dependence disorders, psychiatric disorders, and medical skills in differential diagnosis.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to teach and to work on interdisciplinary teams.
Strong leadership skills and knowledge of administrative principles.
Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of general, preventive, and applicable specialty medicine and of the techniques involved.
Thorough knowledge of developments in the field of medicine.
Considerable knowledge of state, organizational, and medical rules and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of biological, social and psychological development process of patients served.
General knowledge of planning, budgeting and policy-making processes.
Skill in leadership, teaching and management techniques.
Ability to lead interdisciplinary teams in developing and managing patient quality care practices.
Ability to represent the needs of clinical care services to decision makers who provide resources.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice medicine in the state of North Carolina and three years of experience including two years in health services delivery management.

Management Preferences (if applicable)
Board Certification in Psychiatry. ABAM Certification in addiction medicine is desirable upon hire and is required within two years of hire.

Supplemental and Contact Information
Annual salary is determined based on equity, budget and other salary administration considerations.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. All facilities within DSOHF are tobacco free environments. The use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campus.

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