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Program Director

Psychiatric Medical Care Lewiston ,ID
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Purpose  

This position is responsible for 24- hour operations and accountability of the behavioral health inpatient unit to support patient/family focused, high performance/ high commitment care.   


3 Cs: 

Care - Provide the best possible patient Care 

Compliance - Ensure the program operates within all regulations 

Community - Become a wonderful addition to your local Community 


Care: All employees are expected to provide the best possible patient care 

- Ensure a caring and congenial environment which is necessary for healing 

- Ensure completion of initial intake of potential patient is completed accurately 

- Participate in staffing as needed and pass on relevant information to other members of the treatment team to facilitate patient success 

- Ensure falls assessment is competed accurately 

- Ensure patient treatment plan is completed accurately 

- Ensure triple check required of therapist documentation prior to billing is performed accurately 

- Contact the Elder Abuse Hotline per the 25-point check list as needed 

- Keep in contact with Regional Director and inform them when necessary of anything that might impact the hospital, patients or Senior Life Solutions in a timely manner 

- Ensure preparation for doctor's day and required information 

- Coordinate schedules with psychiatrist to ensure participation with treatment team 

- Demonstrate knowledge of mental health assessment for older adults, gerontological case management and behavioral health disorders associated with aging 

- Delegate as needed to ensure continuity of care and deadlines are met 


Compliance: Ensure the program operates within all regulations 

- Ensure all rules associated with the federal government such as Medicare are followed. 

- Be prepared for surveys by regulatory groups such as The Joint Commission, DNV, HFAP or local state licensing 

- Provide evaluations and documentation per guidelines 

- Keep up to date on all training obligations 

- Ensure compliance with the 25-point checklist by utilizing provided audit tool 

- Ensure all forms are signed and completed appropriately 

- Complete insurance verification process for every referral 

- Respond to inquiries on a timely basis and provide further referrals and follow up as necessary. 

- Provide reports as requested by the Regional Director 


Community: Become a wonderful addition to your local community 

- Participate in both Senior Life Solutions and local hospital events. 

- Provide community education on a weekly basis and ensure the community is aware of the SLS program. 

- Keep up to date community education contacts. 

- Participate in customer service training as it relates to community integration 

- Serve as a member of the hospital leadership team. 



- Provides and defines standards for quality patient care. 

- Maintains regulatory requirements. 

- Develops, manages, and evaluates work team performance 

- Participates in development and maintenance of policy and procedures and is accountable for compliance with all pertinent standards along with local, state, and federal requirements. 

- Hires, supervises and evaluates all staff along with handling performance management issues. 

- Consults with staff, physicians, on nursing problems and interpretation of facility policies to ensure patient needs are met. 

- Provides nursing care through physical and mental assessments, laboratory testing, plans of care and therapeutic treatments. 

- Participates in formulation of patient treatment plans. 

- Performs medication teaching and the management of therapeutic milieus. 

- Knowledge of a wide range of disorders: cognitive, emotional, developmental, social and behavioral. 

- Performs crisis intervention 

- Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. 

- Provides mandatory and voluntary in-service training of specialized treatments and therapies. 

- Assists in formulating and managing the budget. 




- Masters Degree Nursing preferred. 

- Current Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Arkansas. 

- Four years'experience working in psychiatric behavioral health. 

- Management experience preferred. 

- BLS 

- CPI training will be provided. 

- Basic computer knowledge 

- Strong interpersonal skills 


Working Conditions 


Employee may work in high stress direct patient care areas. Stress levels may be high due to frequent dealings with life and death situations, physicians, families and other healthcare providers.  Demands high levels of concentration and the ability to work in emotionally charged situations. 


Physical Requirements 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position required intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting, driving and supporting patients. 


Direct Reports 

This position manages the staff. 



- Monday through Friday schedule 

- No after-hours call 

- Competitive salary and benefits 

- Diverse roles including clinical, leadership, and community liaison 

- Matching 401K with immediate vesting 

- Relocation assistance considered 

- Click here to learn more about PMC's excellent benefits 



About PMC/Senior Life Solutions 

Founded in 2003, Psychiatric Medical Care manages more than 65 Senior Life Solutions programs across the U.S. Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient behavioral healthcare program designed to meet the needs of adults over the age of 65 who are struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety often related to aging. Patients are offered services by an interdisciplinary team of caring, experienced, behavioral health professionals, which includes a psychiatrist, licensed therapist, and registered nurse.  


To ensure we retain and invest in great people, PMC provides its employees with excellent benefits, recognition, training, and the opportunities needed for professional growth.  Join us in making a difference in the lives of seniors in your community.   

Company Description
About Psychiatric Medical Care
Founded in 2003 and based in Nashville, TN, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) is a leading behavioral healthcare management company focused on addressing the needs of rural and underserved communities. Operating in more than 25 states, the company manages both inpatient psychiatry units and intensive outpatient psychiatry programs within hospitals. PMC also provides telepsychiatry services across a variety of clinical settings. The company's programs provide evaluation and treatment for patients suffering from behavioral health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mood and cognitive disorders. For more information, visit

Psychiatric Medical Care

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