The Clinical Director is responsible for the supervision of all clinical staff, in-service training, documentation oversight, quality of patient care, and the ongoing general provision of daily clinical
services including the implementation of; (1) current ethical principles and clinical practice standards; (2) state, utilization management, and accreditation statutory and regulatory provisions applicable to the treatment of substance use populations; (3) company code of conduct; (4) the protection of patient rights and principles; (5) all company policy and procedures
Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Directs the quality of patient care through admission, daily treatment, and discharge based on currentindustry standards and ASAM criteria. Reviews patient assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge planning to ensure appropriate services according to federal, state, utilization review, and accreditation requirements. Oversight includes protection against patient harm, revising treatment process or programming, psychological assessment, group fiduciary, clinical scheduling, and the execution of clinical services that ensures excellent delivery and the highest quality of all treatment services.
- Provides supervision in accordance with regulatory standards for clinical staff including Therapists, Counselors, Case Managers, and Group Facilitators. This consists of conducting ongoing clinical supervision meetings, hiring personnel, staff evaluation, direction, discipline and corrective action plans.
Practice & Training
- Implement clinical policies that uphold organizational compliance with industry standards, laws, accreditation, and regulations. Provides employee in-service training that adheres to policy and procedure as well as the enhancement of clinical practices.
- Oversees all clinical decisions such as the psychological evaluation of risk/harm to self or others, required assessments, reports of abuse, and other mental health concerns that contribute to significant distress. Must be available to staff via phone or text 24/7 and provide a verbal response within a reasonable amount of time.
- Guides and participates in daily treatment team meetings
- Consults with staff, patients, and families with clinical excellence
- Audits documentation and ensures treatment progression based on individual patient needs
- Encourages and implements an interdisciplinary team approach and coordination of care
- Manages clinical services, scheduling, and quality of care
- Applies current best practice standards for SUD treatment
- Licensed Psychologist (PhD), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Master’s in Social Work (LMSW), or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
- Completed, or working on, credentialing as a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), Approved Certified Supervisor (ACS), and/or completed advanced leadership training
- State substance use certification and/or two or more years’ experience working with SUD population ▪ Two or more years of full time supervisory and direct service experience, including the supervision of SUD treatment staff
- Knowledge of ethical standards, therapeutic methods, treatment procedures for mental health management principles, clinical systems and operations, utilization requirements, quality assurance, and regulatory/accreditation agency requirements.
- Ability to work:
- independently with minimal supervision
- work effectively as part of a larger interdisciplinary team
- focus on patient needs, maintain professionalism, and remain attentive to safety at all times
- develop positive rapport with clientele while maintaining professional boundaries
“AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws”
- Ability to sit, use hands and fingers, talk or hear, and smell continually. Ability to stand, walk and reach frequently. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch occasionally.
- Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
- Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine. Distance vision required to drive an automobile, if driving is a requirement of the job.
- Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
- Moderate noise levels as found in a business office with computer printers, households with TVs and dishwashers, and driving light traffic.