Senior Program Director, Addiction Treatment Services

Location: Tewksbury, MA
Job ID: 169583-1A
Date Posted: Jul 30, 2021
Category: Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.

 

About the Job

The Senior Program Director is responsible for the staffing structure, program design and implementation, fiscal, and facility management of an addiction Treatment program licensed by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. He/she manages total resources to assure that the service meets established licensing and quality standards, as well as customer service objectives. In addition to oversight of his/her designated program, the Senior Program Director provides clinical supervision and support to the other Addiction Treatment Programs located on the campus.  The Senior Program Director is responsible for the supervision of the Program Directors, to ensure the use of evidence based practice and the quality of the clinical care being delivered by the programs on the campus. The Senior Program Director will also be responsible for covering for Program Director vacancies or extended leaves.  


The Senior Program Director's Responsibilities are:

1. Oversees the major administrative functions of his/her designated program  including: administration of clinical and medical documentation and record keeping systems; development of operating policies and procedures; managing client flow and service utilization through defining client intake, treatment paths, and continuing care protocols; facility management including housekeeping and maintenance functions, as well as food service.

2. Ensures that the agency's standards of care are met through: ongoing consultation with the Medical Director; application of Quality Assurance and Customer Service Programs, implementation of Utilization Review mechanisms.

3. Ensures sound fiscal management of his/her designated program through developing and monitoring all aspects of the program budget, ensuring maximum service utilization and fee collection.

4.  Works in collaboration with Finance to monitor conformance to policies and procedures relative to fee structure and fee collection.  Maintains communication between direct medical and clinical functions and agency billing department.

5. Oversees the development and maintenance of a record keeping system which conforms to all applicable regulatory  entities including design, timeliness and thoroughness of documentation, and storage and release of records in conformance with confidentiality regulations.

6. Responsible for ensure that the program/facilities meet applicable health and safety standards.

7. Represents his/her designated program within the agency’s continuum, in the community and to external customers.

8. Provides clinical leadership, direct supervision and consultation to the Programs Directors overseeing the other Addiction Treatment Programs on the campus.

9. Provides, designs or coordinates training of staff across the programs on the campus.

10. Makes recommendations related to clinical program design to improve client engagement and retention.

11. Works with Senior Program Directors overseeing other campuses  to identify variations in process, policies and procedures between programs and assists to standardize where possible.

12. Works with Senior Program Directors overseeing other campuses to ensure smooth transitions between levels of care.

13. Provides coverage for Program Directors during extended  vacancies and leaves

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in in psychology, social work, rehabilitative counseling or a closely related field required. Candidate must have a behavioral health care license.
  • At least three years of experience working in the addiction treatment field with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of evidenced based treatments including Medication Assisted Treatment options for opioid use disorders required.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment clinically, legally and ethically and to consult with a supervisor as needed. Ability to use standard Microsoft applications (word, powerpoint) required. 
  • Must have a valid MA driver’s license, be able to drive and have a car.
     

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.