VP, Behavioral Health

Orlando Regional Healthcare  •  Orlando, FL

5 - 7 years experience  •  Patient Care

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/09/17
5 - 7 years experience
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/09/17

FacilityExecutive Management

Position Summary

  • Oversees the development and management of the behavioral health service line for Orlando Health. Overall responsibility for achieving clinical excellence, profitable growth and regulatory compliance at the behavioral health facility at South Seminole Hospital and for the development of related and integrated services within the health system, including community hospitals and primary care practices. This classification requires a broad application of skills to interface with other departments and agencies for hospital-wide program development.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, lead, organize, direct and evaluate the delivery of behavioral health services within Orlando Health including inpatient and outpatient services and collaborating with behavioral health physician practices.
  • Manages the operations of South Seminole Hospital behavioral health inpatient hospital; responsible for meeting volume, clinical, quality and financial goals.
  • Leads development of behavioral health management structure.
  • Develops behavioral health service line in accordance with strategic plan, leading all initiatives and strategies, including development of outpatient services and services located in primary care practices.
  • Works closely with Medical Director to address all physician leadership, practice and recruitment needs. Participates in the recruiting and onboarding of new behavioral health physicians, mid-level providers and allied health professionals.
  • Develop all BH business development/ community relations initiatives, including strategic partnerships with local behavioral health organizations to facilitate coordination of services and the meeting of community needs.
  • Maintains compliance with all Federal, State and JCAHO regulations and requirements.
  • Overall resource to health system related to behavioral health opportunities and issues, including behavioral health - ED strategies.
  • Ensures that programs are planned, evaluated, and modified as appropriate to meet the needs of patients consistent with organizational needs and the requirements of payors.
  • Oversees and coordinates the development of the operations budget for the service line. Monitors budget compliance and assures that improvements are made when performance indicators are not met.
  • Remains abreast of major reimbursement changes and works with corporate finance to determine overall impact to the service line.
  • Represents Orlando Health on various boards, community committees and task forces which address mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • In cooperation with leadership and corporate marketing staff, develops and implements marketing plans to meet budget targets.
  • Participates in contract negotiations, affecting behavioral health. Monitors compliance of contracts.
  • Ensures the professional development of personnel.
  • Promotes and ensures patient safety through the implementation of policies, procedures and standard clinical practices across the organization.

Other Related Functions

  • Stays current with industry services strategic trends, practice models and other outcome measurements.
  • Remains knowledgeable of legal issues related to behavioral health; manages situations to reduce risk to patients, staff and organization.
  • Maintains high quality care through continuous improvement of standards and protocols; partners with the quality department to achieve/maintain behavioral health standards / accreditation requirements
  • Educates OH leadership and staff on behavioral health matters / services.
  • Displays strong interpersonal, written communication and team-building skills.
  • Advances clinical practice through participation in professional organizations, publications and presentations.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability and project management skills to include effective partnerships with physicians and staff.
  • Maintains confidentiality of data and information in compliance with HIPPA regulation and Orlando Health policies.
  • Exhibits strong quantitative, organizational, operational and administrative skills.
  • Performs other related duties, as required or necessary.


  • Master's degree in a mental health discipline, nursing, business or health care administration required.


  • None.


  • A minimum of 5 years prior Administrative experience in management of Inpatient Psychiatric Services, including responsibility for all areas related clinical, operational and financial performance.
  • Experience working with business development, community relations and strategic partnerships to achieve goals.

Job ID 139118

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