Clinical Director for Psychiatric Services

$163K - $276K
Posted on 10/17/17
$163K - $276K
Posted on 10/17/17

Job Description:
The Clinical Director for Operations along with the Clinical Director for Psychiatric Services serves as chief clinical administrator and medical officer for North Texas State Hospital, with oversight of planning, policy, organization and integration in providing patient care services within the hospital. Primary responsibility for directing and assuring the continuing development of psychiatric practice and programming including but not limited to evolving the psychiatrist's role in recovery and social learning oriented programming. Works in a collegial manner with Directors of Programs and their respective program directors, program QIT members and others as appropriate. Represents North Texas State Hospital and its medical staff as requested by the Superintendent at Executive Committee and, Governing Body Meetings, as well as interfacing with the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (DPRS) on matters related to peer review. Participates on the NTSH Internal Review Board and Quality Improvement Team (QIT). Responsible for shared clinical supervision (which may include the planning and assigning of work) of all Chief Psychiatrists on both campuses. Will have primary responsibility for the recruitment of psychiatrists and the development of an annual psychiatrist recruitment plan in conjunction with the Financial Officer and hospital recruiter. Working within the hospital's defined structures and processes, will arrange for adequate psychiatrist coverage of patient care responsibilities at all times. Works in consultation with the Clinical Director for Operations with considerable latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports directly to the Superintendent of the hospital.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Clinically supervises all Chief Psychiatrists on both campuses through and in support of the programmatic structure in order to assure compliance with psychiatric standards of care, NTSH Medical Staff Rules, Regulations and By-laws, Joint Commission standards, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Standards, as well as all standards set forth by DSHS so as to assure the provision of high quality psychiatric services to patients.; 2. In collaborative association with the hospital recruiter and Financial Officer helps develop and maintain a psychiatrist recruitment plan in accordance with hospital policy and procedure in order to assure that vacant psychiatrist positions are filled promptly with competent and well-qualified psychiatrists. 3. Responsible for assuring the continued development and monitoring of the Social Learning Diagnostic System with an emphasis on defining the role and setting reasonable performance expectations for psychiatrists in order to facilitate the success of this multi-disciplinary model. 4. Through training of staff and development of policy seeks to minimize the use of Restraint and Seclusion. 5. Provides clinical case consultations at the request of individual clinicians and/or treatment teams in order to provide support for individual clinicians and treatment teams. 6. Interfaces with Department of Protection and Regulatory Services investigators on issues related to allegations of abuse or neglect against physicians at North Texas State Hospital in accordance with DSHS rules in order to provide quality patient care and to protect patients from abuse and neglect. 7. In collaboration with the Clinical Director for Operations and the Director of Facility Competency Training and Development, will provide/arrange relevant psychiatrist in-service training and facilitate opportunities for psychiatrists to acquire CME's in practice relevant areas in order to assure the provision of high quality psychiatric services in a manner consistent with prevailing standards of care. 8. With the Clinical Safety Committee implements, as appropriate, Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals and oversees such. 9. In order to provide after hour oversight and guidance by the clinical leaders, shares issues/coverage with the Clinical Director for Operations. 10. Conducts performance evaluations on all assigned staff according to HHSC rules in order to assist in maintaining and developing competent workforce. 11. At the request of the Superintendent, assists in executive and senior level administrative matters such as program design; systems analysis; program evaluations and/or evaluation of facility policies and procedures; serves on assigned task forces. 12. Employee actively participates and/or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. 13. Promotes recovery oriented programming for all hospital patients.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge Skills Abilities: 1. Ability to obtain privileges and be admitted to the medical staff; 2. Knowledge of and the ability to document in the electronic medical record the justification/rationale for modalities necessary in the provision of quality holistic care utilizing the format prescribed to ensure proper patient treatment and care; 3. Knowledge and ability to communicate and actively participate in assigned committees, workgroups, peer review and patient care sector assignments; 4. Knowledge of the Texas Mental Health Code and Code of Criminal Procedures; 5. Ability to manage, recruit, retain and deploy a qualified medical staff; 6. Ability to evaluate fiscal, equipment and human resource needs within assigned departments; 7. Knowledge and understanding in the application of continuous quality improvement tools; 8. Knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Office Systems, i.e., Microsoft Word, Outlook, as well as a client information database, and 9. Ability to maintain current licensure and board certifications, DPS and DEA certifications and to meet all applicable training requirements in order to maintain competencies. 10. Ability to collaborate and work with others constructively and harmoniously. 11. Ability to effectively lead, manage and supervise physicians, and other clinicians and staff.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Registrations, Licensure Requirements or Certifications: Must be licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas and be Board certified in Psychiatry, with a current and valid Texas Controlled Substance Abuse license, and a valid Drug Enforcement Agency license.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas; Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology is preferred; and Two (2) years experience in treating forensic psychiatric patients in an inpatient hospital setting. Two (2) years experience in a responsible clinical administrative position. Experience serving in an administrative/managerial position in an adult psychiatric hospital setting; Experience working in a Joint Commission accredited and Medicare certified adult, inpatient psychiatric hospital; Knowledge of/experience with the Texas Mental Health Code and Code of Criminal Procedures; and Experience in the diagnosis and treatment of patients on forensic commitments. Proven ability to successfully lead and direct others in the provision of inpatient psychiatric services.

Additional Information:
Requisition # 359602

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