: The Regional Director, Inpatient Psychiatry ("Regional Director"), is responsible for directing the administrative and clinical functions of WMCHealth's inpatient psychiatry units and related operations at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital and at facilities operated by Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley ("North Region Inpatient Psychiatry"). This individual establishes collaborative working relationships with physician and nursing staff and other health care administrators to develop and implement programs for North Regional Inpatient Psychiatry. In addition, the Regional Director develops and allocates capital and operational budgets for assigned areas and initiates and supports department and network-wide quality improvement initiatives.
Participates with senior leadership and the inpatient medical director at program sites ("Site Leadership") to develop new and expanding programs for North Region Inpatient Psychiatry supporting the strategic direction of the WMCHealth. Assumes a leadership role in the implementation of these initiatives. Implements and manages quality improvement activities (improvement and outcome) relevant to survey audits/accreditations. Participates in strategic planning, clinical model and policy development, as requested by the Senior Director and Site Leadership. Participates in the development and implementation of network-wide policies, practices and standards for Inpatient Psychiatry to ensure compliance with WMC procedures and regulatory requirements. Establishes and maintains an environment that ensures patient and environmental safety and is proactive in addressing and resolving high risk situations. Directs the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical and non-clinical programs and services for North Region Inpatient Psychiatry, assuring appropriate resources for the delivery of care and provision of services. Manages cost of care and utilization to achieve the most effective financial performance while ensuring appropriate quality of care. Manages financial performance on a unit cost and operating basis:
Develop and manage clinical operating budgets;
Avoid payment of performance penalty and optimize opportunities to earn incentives;
Participate in underwriting process; and
Participate in provider relations activities when necessary.
Provides leadership for decision-making and problem resolution within multidisciplinary groups, including physicians, to improve patient care and proper utilization of resources and services. Initiates, monitors and evaluates quality improvement activities for the Inpatient Psychiatry Division and collaborates with other departments for quality improvement initiatives. Ensures appropriate management and supervision for effective delivery of patient care services and the provision of ancillary services in accordance with NY State Department of Health, NYS Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH), New York State Office of Addictions Services and Supports (OASAS), the New York State Justice Center (JC), DNV, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory and accrediting agencies. Collaborates with physicians and other health care team administrators to achieve effective managed care processes and programs while maintaining quality standards. Analyzes market trends and utilization of inpatient psychiatry services in comparison to similar regional providers. Promotes and provides quality customer service, and proactively identifies and resolves customer issues. Provide a robust supervisory relationship with other senior staff who report to the Senior Director and Site Leadership. Additionally, ensure that the management group acts as a team that aligns the entire organization towards its critical objectives. Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with leadership throughout the organization; create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports consistency throughout the organization's strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs. Qualifications/Requirements: Experience Minimum five of progressive experience in hospital administration, including three years in behavioral health services administration, preferably in a medical center. Expertise in standards of inpatient psychiatry care, as well as other behavioral health settings including outpatient and community treatment centers. Knowledge of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and the NYS OMH, OASAS, JC, and DNV.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Nursing, Health Services or a related field required. Master's degree in Business Administration, Hospital/Health Services Administration, Nursing Administration, or a related field preferred. Licenses / Certifications.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.