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Director, Child & Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Location: CHA Central Street Care Center Work Days: 40 hours/week days/evenings, occasional weekends Category: ProfessionalDepartment: Child Ambulatory Job Type: Full time Work Shift: Various Shifts Hours/Week: 40.00 Union: No Union Name: Non UnionThe Director functions as an active clinical leader, overseeing and supervising the clinical work of all child and adolescent outpatient psychiatry clinicians (social workers and psychologists) in the Department of Psychiatry. This includes providers in the school-based health centers and in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Integration (CAMHI) service. The Director works actively and effectively to achieve Department goals regarding patient-centered care, quality and safety, population health, and individual and system accountability. This includes child-specific implementation of major departmental initiatives, such as the Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC), accomplishing quality and operational goals, and performance on relevant departmental metrics such as the Medicaid Waiver and ACO. They take part as a member of the leadership team in developing goals, articulating strategy, and setting operational objectives. They take ownership for, and support, the decisions and actions of Department leadership. The Director takes a pivotal role in leading program development, and in transforming clinical practice to evidence-based, time-limited and problem-focused approaches. They communicate to clinical staff the central place of meeting patient needs on their terms, and co-creating plans for treatment. They convey a strong appreciation for the commitment and dedication of clinical staff, support their professional development through periodic coaching and mentorship, and provide opportunities for ongoing growth. At the same time, they hold clinical staff fully accountable for their work, and for meeting the expectations of the Department, and of CHA, including creating appropriate and timely clinical documentation. They deal directly and respectfully with staff when issues in performance arise.
Qualifications:Social Worker or Psychologist licensed to practice psychotherapy independently in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Holds an MSW, PhD, PsyD with Board Certification in Specialty where relevant. Able to meet Employer Credentialing standards. A minimum of eight years of independent clinical practice with children and adolescents A minimum of five years of clinical and program management. Proven leadership and strong communication skills. Demonstrated drive necessary to lead program development and change.

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA. Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality. At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

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