Job ID: 290102389  |  Last Updated: 5/6/2022

Behavioral Health Director

Family Health Centers, Inc.
Orangeburg, SC
Applicant Contact
Leon Brunson
(803) 531-6905
(803) 531-6907

Job Description

Behavioral Health Director
Family Health Centers, Inc.
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Job Details
Salary Range: $200,000 - $225,000 per year

Health savings account
Health/Dental/Life/Vision insurance
Employee assistance program
Paid time off
Paid Malpractice Insurance

BC/BE Psychiatry (Adult and Child preferred)
CPR Certification
Supervising experience (2 years preferred)

Full Job Description
The Director of Behavioral Health is responsible for providing clinical leadership, fostering superior quality patient care, developing clinical strategic goals and direction, and assisting with the recruitment and retention of Behavioral Health Providers. Delivers effective and efficient patient care during required clinical time in compliance with established clinical protocols.

Leadership Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides clinical supervision, leadership and support to all Behavioral Health Providers.
Works collaboratively with the Chief Medical Officer in monitoring the performance of the EMR
Reviews and makes recommendations for content in individual Practice Agreements for Advanced
Practice Providers (i.e., Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants).
Monitors client appointments and staffing patterns to ensure services are responsive and will
ultimately provide optimal outcomes.
Participates in intra-agency and community educational events to increase awareness of health-
related issues.
Works with the Chief Medical Officer to investigate and resolve Behavioral Health patient grievances
regarding clinical quality of care.
Fosters and supports linkages with appropriate specialists, sub-specialists and related services.
Demonstrates professional interactions with internal and external customers and stakeholders.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals of various cultural, ethnic,
and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Participates in initiatives and concerns involving patient safety, quality, infection control, risk
management and patient service, especially those related to Providers.
Leads the Behavioral Health teams participation in quality improvement/quality assurance activities to
ensure the quality of patient care, overseeing the Behavioral Health peer review process and
compliance with clinical measures; makes recommendations for continuing education opportunities
and requests for Behavioral Health Providers.
Works with Human Resources in the recruitment, selection, and retention of highly qualified and
skilled Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers.
Manages the orientation and training of Behavioral Health Provider hires.
Provides performance feedback to Behavioral Health Providers
Clinical Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides medical care in an outpatient setting (e.g., Ambulatory and School Based) that includes
examinations, evaluations, diagnoses, treatment, follow-up, consultations, and health education for
Prescribes and/or administers recommended therapies, medications and other specialized medical
care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury, to include referring clients to specialists and/or other
medical providers, as necessary/appropriate.
Monitors the progress of all Behavioral Health Providers and re-evaluates treatment plans as
necessary and appropriate.
Educates patients and their caregivers regarding health and illness prevention as well as recommend
resources to meet their needs.
Instructs patients, guardians and caregivers regarding medications and treatment instructions.
Adheres to established clinical protocols and procedures.
Supervises or participates in patient emergencies as required.
Participates in after-hours phone call rotation for Behavioral Health.
Adheres to Family Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) policies and procedures; as well as the guidelines of
applicable board certifying entities.
Maintains complete medical records in the established chart.
Observes all infection control procedures.
Follows established health center procedures for patient billing and reimbursement.
Participates in quality assurance and other committee activities as assigned.
Reports any discrepancies, irregularities, and/or violations involving clinical care, administrative
procedure, billing issues or other protocols to the appropriate personnel.
Maintains professional competence by completing appropriate specialty requirements of CME.
Maintains current certifications.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as assigned.
Maintains compliance with HIPAA/Confidentiality Standards.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Successfully completes FHC credentialing and privileging upon hire, and re-privileging, as required.
Fulfills HRSA and health center productivity standards.
Participates in staff medical education programs and patient health educational activities as required.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

M.D./D.O. licensure in the state of South Carolina
Successful completion of a residency training program in Psychiatry
Current board certification or board-eligible with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Three (3) years of experience beyond residency preferred.
Supervisory experience required.
Current CPR certification required
Eligible to participate with Medicare and Medicaid agencies and other 3rd party insurers, including
Medicaid Managed Care organizations

Monday to Friday

Work Location
Multi-site location

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