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Program Director

Description

The Program Director will oversee the behavioral treatment planning, milieu management, and programming on the unit. The Program Director will identify problem behaviors of patients and will work with staff and the nurse manager to create individual and unit behavioral planning to meet the needs of the patient. Additionally, the Program Director will provide ongoing general staff education as well as specific educations based on special issues on the 4A unit. The Program Director will also provide these services to all four (4) Kane facilities for specific patient behaviors, with primary responsibilities for the 4A unit at Kane Glen-Hazel and Drug and Alcohol unit at Kane-McKeesport. This person will be employed and managed by WPH.

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 the 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:

 

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct