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Program Director

  • Job ID: 899742555
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Stroke Program
  • Location: , Altoona PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Program Director is responsible for overseeing and directing all services in the department. Responsibilities include planning, development and evaluation of a program or programs in the service line. The Program Director will work to provide clinical and administrative leadership for programs.

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates staff development within the program to meet program needs, including annual review of position specific competencies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively respond to emergent situations, including appropriate notifications.
  • Attends and participates in all relevant WPIC/provider/ and stakeholder meetings or committees to ensure positive working relationships and increase knowledge of systems.
  • Conducts individual evaluations of staff performance within the set time period.
  • Develop, monitor and maintain program within the proposed budget, including monitoring and maintaining productivity standards.
  • Oversees recruitment, retention and employee relations and/or corrective action in coordination with the Clinical Administrator and Human Resources.
  • Assists in preparing for and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Implements new developments or program expansion representing current behavioral health trends.
  • Ensures all new staff are oriented and trained appropriately. Provides/coordinates effective training and individual supervision for all program staff.
  • Coordinate, consult and collaborate with inpatient, ambulatory, and research programs.
  • Assists Clinical Administrator in annual strategic goals which coincide with the mission of the service line.
  • Maintains established Department procedures and objectives of quality assurance, safety, infection control and regulatory agencies.
  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance of all program and institute policies and procedures.
  • Assess, evaluate, and identify program strength and opportunities for improvement through PDSA process.
  • Serves as a resource/consultant for consumers, clinicians, nursing, and all staff

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in a human services field.
  • Certifications/professional licensure required by licensing agency (if applicable)
  • Five years demonstrated competence in program administration required.
  • Proven leadership skills required and an ability to work with consumers and their families and to work collaboratively with other staff members specifically demonstrating communication, coordination and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of community and outpatient programs to provide continuing behavioral treatment to the patient and family.
  • Must be able to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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