Director Behavioral Health Service Line

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Job Details

  • Location: Austell, GA, 30106
  • Date Posted: 1 day ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Req Number: 87452
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How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


This position reports to the AVP of the Behavioral Health Service Line. The Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line will be responsible for identifying and coordinating quality, safety, and process improvement initiatives related to the Behavioral Health Resource Team, Behavioral Health Assessment and Resource Center and the Suicide Prevention Program.

The Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line will be responsible for:
o Assuring quality performance through a refined set of key performance measures
o Development and standardization of assessment and referral protocols to reduce variation in processes, quality, and safety
o Identification and implementation of methods to improve efficiency
o Coordinating partnerships and outpatient resources to meet the unique needs of the behavioral health population served across Wellstar submarkets
o Development of relationships and collaboration with hospital administrators and operational leaders to ensure the Service Line is achieving goals and KPIs

The Director will also be accountable for the development of policies and procedures aligned with Joint Commission requirements, financial stewardship and budget planning, programmatic and quality performance, patient safety initiatives, fostering patient and employee satisfaction, and assuring continuous quality improvement and outcome excellence.


Required Minimum Education: Master’s degree required. Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or similar behavioral or social science related field strongly preferred.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) or Licensed Psychologist (PhD/LP)

Required Minimum Experience: The successful candidate will have at least five (5) years of operational, supervisory and leadership experience, of which no less than three (3) years should be specific to leading behavioral health teams/programs.


Required Minimum Skills:
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop collaborative working relationships with individuals representing a broad range of sectors.
• Ability to manage resources and coordinate across cross functional areas.
• Ability to establish detailed plans and meet deadlines set by Behavioral Health Service Line leadership
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to collect, analyze, and apply data and other pertinent information to achieve program goals
• Ability to establish short-and long-term program goals and direct the annual budget process.


We’d like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we’ll help you make the most of all life’s moments – on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy.  We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our team members and our team members care for the community.

Make a difference in patients’ lives… and your own! Here, it’s more than healthcare – it’s CareerCare!