Social Work p.r.n. is seeking a Missouri LCSW or LMSW to fill a full time, direct hire role as a Director of Clinical Services for a child/adolescent psychiatric hospital located in Springfield, MO. This 32 bed facility has a census ranging from 16-28, with an average length of stay of seven days.
The Director of Clinical Services would join a collaborative leadership team to take on the planning, coordinating, and oversight of all clinical services. This position is also responsible for developing policy and procedures, unit schedules, protocols, treatment guidelines, education material, and educational programs.
The Director of Clinical Services supervises 5 full-time and 2 part-time staff.
Additional Job Functions:
·Overseeing the overall performance and function of the programs though controlling accountability and key measures of therapy staff.
·Responsible for ensuring programmatic activities are occurring and documented accordingly.
·Assist with Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures, QA/PI programs, peer review, and standards of care.
·Provide in-service education and instruction to multi-disciplinary staff.
·Remain current on all clinical techniques and evidence-based practices.
·Coordinate clinical intern affiliations with local universities, ensuring contracts are current and interns are appropriately supervised.
·Maintain an active involvement and awareness of all patient admission, discharges and transfer, to include system continuity with appropriate levels of care, discharge safety and step-down conversions.
·Develop and implement a Performance Improvement Process to evaluate the performance monthly, and report results to the hospital Performance Improvement Committee in a timely manner.
·Participate in developing, justifying and controlling the annual budget for department personnel, facilities, and equipment.
·Maintain and allocate a qualified core of staff resources in accordance with the staffing grid.
·Develop and direct a system that ensures that individual patients and their families are involved in the development of individualized treatment plans and discharge plans.
·Ensure that all clinical (therapist, recreation, which ever fall under) staff members deliver care in accordance with the Standards of Care and Practice.
·Responsible for creating and supporting a positive, professional, team-oriented, harassment-free work environment by understanding and complying with organization policies.