The Mental Health Manager is responsible for providing the mental health oversight of the facility. The Mental Health Manager oversees and supervises the mental health staff which is made up of Therapists, Counselors and Group Facilitators. This includes ensuring timely implementation, reporting, and documentation of a variety of functions including safety, quality improvement, and compliance standards.
Essential Job Duties
✓ Uses mental health auditing tools to ensure all services are being delivered and improved on a daily basis
✓ Supervises a multi-disciplinary staff of six or more clinicians
✓ Conducts regular case conferences with mental health staff for supervision and consultation
✓ Reviews psychiatric case records, consulting on cases for discussion and/or correction as necessary
✓ Responsible for assignments and reassignments of employee caseload
✓ Schedules staff to provide for proper mental health coverage
✓ Concludes disciplinary proceedings when applicable
✓ May personally handle some of the more complex cases
✓ Responds to emergencies and initiates action as required
✓ Demonstrates knowledge of diagnosis codes/ICD-10 criteria for all levels of care
✓ Monitors performance of specific targeted measures by performing comprehensive audits of medical records
✓ Provides support to clinical staff with regards to the completeness of content in the medical records
✓ Performs quality assurance audits on all medical records
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
✓ Valid clinical license (LPC, LMFT, LCSW)
✓ Current CPR/First Aid certification
✓ 2-5 years of experience in managing/building clinical teams and programming
✓ Master’s degree preferred
✓ Utilization Review experience is a plus
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
✓ Clear and effective verbal and written communication with all coworkers, supervisors, jail administration, and patients
✓ Excellent verbal and written comprehension
✓ Excellent deductive reasoning and problem-solving abilities
✓ Excellent organizational skills
✓ Ability to use a computer and use/learn a variety of software, including site-specific computer programs
✓ Must demonstrate ability to appropriately and safely use standard medical equipment
✓ Ability to respect the dignity and confidentiality of inmates
✓ Must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc. for this position
✓ Must adhere to all facility policies and procedures as well as the policies and procedures listed in the Employee Handbook
✓ Willing to assist coworkers in the job duties and work overtime if required; may act as a resource to other coworkers
✓ Maintains confidentiality, dignity, and security of health records and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA requirements
✓ Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test (as applicable)
✓ Must obtain and maintain security clearance with the client/facility as a requisite for initial and/or continued employment
✓ Must undergo security training and orientation on facility safety policies and procedures
This position routinely requires (but is not limited to) the following:
✓ Ability to both remain stationary and move/traverse throughout the facility, including up and down flights of stairs
✓ Ability to position oneself in different spaces
✓ Ability to convey and discern information in a conversation, frequently communicate with patients; must be able to exchange accurate information.
✓ Ability to identify and detect objects and assess situations from a variety of distances
✓ Ability to stay calm in stressful and demanding situations
✓ Frequently transports objects up to 50 pounds
Work is performed inside a correctional facility. Employees are exposed to some level of risk and/or harm by inmates including exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee is expected to work in accordance with all security rules and regulations to minimize the risk of danger and/or harm to themselves or other employees.
Employee must comply with all current and future State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations, court orders, Administrative Directives and standards and policies and procedures of the site where assigned, including those of professional organizations such as ACA, NCCHC, etc. Employee must treat every other member of the CorrHealth team, all correctional personnel, all inmates and third parties in the facility with the proper dignity and respect. Actions or communications that are inappropriate or degrading will not be tolerated.
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