Job ID: 290095728  |  Last Updated: 3/23/2022

Division Director of Psychology

Cleveland, OH
Applicant Contact
Eloy Vazquez

Job Description

The MetroHealth System is excited to announce recruitment for an innovative academic leader for Division Director of Psychology.

About MetroHealth Behavioral Health and Correctional Medicine
MetroHealth Behavioral Health and Correctional Medicine mission is to improve health and well-being of individuals, family and communities through prevention, service and access to high-quality behavioral, addiction and correctional health care. Our vision is to be a national and community leader in outstanding behavioral, addiction and correctional health care services known for education, innovation, collaboration and exceptional outcomes.

About MetroHealth Psychology
Psychology is a division of the Department of Psychiatry. Division Director of Psychology will lead a diverse division of psychologists, students, residents and fellows. Psychologists and training programs are integrated in primary and specialty clinical practices across The MetroHealth System including inpatient services. The division is nationally recognized in integrated care, pediatrics and autism spectrum disorders. Program growth continues and is considered vital to ensuring successful health outcomes for our patients and families.

Overview of Job Responsibilities
Administrative Responsibilities:
Responsible as direct supervisor for all Associate Directors within the Psychology Division.
Ensure adequate clinician staffing during agreed-upon hours of operation; partner with nursing management to ensure appropriate clinical support.
Work in partnership with the Chairperson for Psychiatry and the Executive Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health on all clinical, research, staffing, program development, recruitment/hiring, budgetary, and philanthropic initiatives.
Participate on the meetings to monitor fiscal and budgetary performance of the Psychology Division.
Work in partnership with the associate directors within the psychology division and other departmental leadership in the evaluation of psychology faculty performance.
Manage daily staffing, performance management, clinical competency, recruitment and retention of psychologists and associated subspecialty providers.
Work with MetroHealth financial and billing representatives to optimize mental and behavioral health service reimbursement.

Clinical Excellence and Continuous Learning:
Excel in direct clinical care within area of expertise.
Review clinician quality, experience, and productivity data and identify opportunities for improvement and celebration.
Support professional and educational development of psychologists.
Partnering with Academic Chairs, offer and support improvement plans around quality of care for clinicians as needed to ensure clinical competency.
Along with clinical leads, address and assist in resolving patient relations complaints for psychology practice with focus on clinical care issues that require clinician input.
Coach team members to top of skill set to meet the needs of patients and colleagues.
Train and support clinicians to partner with staff for team-based care.
Collaboratively design and implement value-based care delivery models that improve access to care, decrease wait times and achieve optimal treatment outcomes.

Leadership and Strategy:
Increase extramural research grant funding within the division of psychology
Collaborate with psychology and psychiatry training directors in the training and supervision of students, interns, residents, and fellows
Provide culturally competent, evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, and families
Foster collaborative partnerships with other academic centers and community providers
Lead monthly whole team meetings to bolster teamwork, identify areas of opportunity for improvement, and create opportunities for shared learning.
Contribute to innovation through facilitation of quality and process improvement that align with system goals.
Partner with Academic Chairs to lead recruitment and retention efforts to attract, onboard, and keep excellent clinicians.
Lead initiatives to evolve Behavioral Health practice models to best serve our community in Northeast Ohio.

The ideal candidate will:
Act as a positive change agent and collaborative team builder able to lead in a complex, mission-driven, dynamic, and academic environment.
Lead from the front-line while maintaining an ability to see beyond the present, anticipating future needs and evolution of Psychology/Behavioral Health.
Effectively manage day-to-day work challenges while working collaboratively with leadership team.
Have experience leading initiatives that encourage Inclusion, Diversity, and Racial Equity.
Eligible for appointment as a tenure-track or tenured Professor preferred.
Doctoral degree from an APA or CPA accredited program in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology.
Completion of an APA or CPA accredited internship in psychology.
Unrestricted license to practice psychology in the State of Ohio or ability to obtain prior to appointment.
Board-certified or related clinical specialty through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
Record of academic medical center leadership and achievement.
Demonstrated expertise in providing culturally competent, evidence-based clinical services to adults and child.
Documented track record of scholarship, as evidenced by extramural grant funding and/or peer-reviewed publications.

MetroHealth System requires that all faculty, staff, and administrators receive COVID -19 vaccination unless exempted for medical or religious reasons in accordance with MHS policy.

Our healthcare providers are leaders in their field and choose to work for MetroHealth because equity in healthcare is their passion. Equity, inclusion, and diversity arent just who our patients are. Equity, inclusion, and diversity arent just who our employees are.
Doing the difficult work of equity, inclusion, and diversity in our community and at the bedside is who we are. We redefine healthcare to improve the foundations of community health and well- being. Our commitment to our patients means that questions and concerns rooted in historical disparities are met with compassion, patience, and flexibility to meet the needs of each patient. Thats what we call EQUITY FIRST.

MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University do not discriminate in recruitment, employment, or policy administration on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, or status as a disabled veteran or other protected veteran under U.S. federal law.

Interested candidates send your cover letter and CV addressed to Dr. Ewald Horwath and email to Eloy Vazquez:

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