Director of Clinical Services

Acadia Healthcare • Carlsbad, CA 92008

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Director of Clinical Services

Position Overyview:

The Director of Clinical Services is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and as such, will be responsible for providing expert guidance and advice on all aspects of policy development, clinical protocols, critical incident reporting, regulatory submissions, certifications and on-going regulatory compliance in all Acadia facilities.

  • Monitor the day-to-day compliance activities in the facilities.
  • Assist in the development of Performance Improvement practices in facilities and maintenance of same including analysis of data and prioritization of efforts-HBIPS; Outcome Measures, CMS Quality Indicators.
  • Set expectations, develops plans, and manages processes to measure, assess and improve the quality of clinical programs and/or regulatory/accreditation compliance by measurable results in assigned facilities.
  • Develop, review, update internal clinical procedures, related outcomes measurement, patient satisfaction, clinical/financial scorecards to ensure ongoing compliance with federal, state and other third party regulatory requirements.
  • Respond to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, & Codes of Conduct by evaluating and recommending investigations as appropriate. Coordinate resolution of ethics reports with VP and/or AVP of Clinical Services/Compliance, General Counsel and as indicated Acadia Director of HR.
  • Initiate and lead communications with regulatory agencies as appropriate.
  • Develop/maintain proficiency in regulatory planning strategy and the submission of regulatory plans. Develop corrective action plans for the resolution of problematic issues or to address areas of compliance vulnerability.
  • Ensure proper facility reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
  • Ensure proper facility reporting of incidents and adverse clinical outcomes to duly authorized enforcement agencies or regulatory agencies as appropriate and/or required.
  • Translate standards, requirements and policies into terms or processes meaningful to the target program.
  • Develop and evaluate the goals of the Company and prioritize the work in accordance with the strategic objectives of Acadia Healthcare.
  • Maintain regular communication with clinical/leadership staff at assigned facilities regarding clinical and regulatory/accreditation issues.
  • Work collaboratively with corporate staff, physicians, risk management, and other corporate leaders to address performance improvement and safety issues.

  • Degree in healthcare or related field; LPN or RN Preferred.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in psychiatric healthcare operations at the administrative/leadership level. Previous Medicare/Medicaid Operations/healthcare industry experience preferred.
  • Outpatient expeirence required.
  • Knowledge of the Joint Commission, CMS, CARF and CHAMPUS standards and regulations.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office; especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including flying and driving rental cars.



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