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Clinical Manager - Inpatient Behavioral Health Job

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center
Type Full time Posted 8/25/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/30/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Longview Referral - n/a -    

Clinical Manager - Inpatient Behavioral Health Job

Date:Sep 22, 2014

Location:Longview, WA, US


Req ID:50548

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Psychiatry Non PPS (3970)

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington is seeking candidates with behavioral health leadership experience for a Clinical Manager position over our 22 bed Behavioral Health Inpatient department.   Requires either a Bachelors in Nursing with Washington State RN license, or Masters in Behavioral Health Sciences field with relevant behavioral health related certifications.   A minimum of three years leadership experience in behavioral health is also required. 

Responsible for program planning, evaluation, marketing, facilities management, materials procurement, interfacing with hospital services and operating within an assigned budget.  Works with Medical Directors, PeaceHealth leadership, providers and external agencies to achieve program objectives.  Leads and supports all participating program caregivers for the provision of quality care.

1.Responsible for annual goals and objectives for program development; identifies assesses and responds to issues and problems which affect ability to meet program objectives.

2.Responsible for the type and number of personnel required to provide optimum client/patient care within the limits of available resources; leads in the recruitment, development, evaluation and clinical supervision of caregivers to meet program objectives.  Provides a supportive environment for caregivers which promoties high participation in planning and decision making.

3.Responsible for the formulation, review and revision of policies and procedures that conform to all pertinent laws, regulations, contracts and accrediting bodies for an Emergent Treatment Licensed facility.

4.Coordinates with Behavioral Health Department, Medical Directors, etc. as required to establish and maintain appropriate clinical protocols for the delivery of chemical dependency, psychiatric and dual diagnosis services.  Liaisons with Patient Care Administration to ensure coordination between In-Patient Behavioral Health Unit and Patient Care Services for appropriate medical protocols, policies and procedures.

5.Coordinates all integrated program services and activities as they impact the delivery of care and collaborates effectively with other departments, operating divisions and medical staff to develop and maintain appropriate relationships and contracts.

6.Monitors and interprets data collection regarding services, revenue, case and payor mix, referral sources, market share and utilization to support sound decision making regarding staffing levels and services.

7.Works with the Behavioral Health Business Office, the State of Washington and Regional Support Network regarding processes, i.e. A/R, A/P, Admissions and Billing.

8.Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Master’s Degree in behavioral health related field or Bachelors of Nursing from an accredited college or university required.


  •  Minimum of three years previous leadership experience in behavioral health services.


  • State license, certification or registration as required for clinical practice in area of study.
  • BLS is preferred.


  • Strong skills/competencies in leadership, needs assessment, program development, project management, organizational alignment, supervisory, problem solving, decision making, written and verbal communication, interpersonal communication, training, time management, stress management, counseling, coaching, mentoring and facilitation are required.
  • Proficient in use of computers including MS Office applications.

Location:  Longview, WA 
Job Category:  Management/Executives; Nursing - RN Other; Professionals - Clinical
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length:Variable
Work Type:  Full Time
Salary range starts at:$37.23
Required Certifications/Licensure:Mental Health Counselor License - Washington 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Longview, WA || Management/Executives; Nursing - RN Other; Professionals - Clinical || Full Time || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS 

Nearest Major Market:Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market:Tacoma
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