Inpatient Clinical Director
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Inpatient Clinical Director

South Amboy, NJ

Recovery Centers of America

Recovery Centers of America (RCA) was created in pursuit of one goal: Help 1 million patients achieve a full life of recovery by providing evidence-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment, as well as eating disorder treatment. We believe patients who are treated well get well sooner, which is why we treat every patient with dignity, discretion, and respect.
We’re on a mission to deliver the highest-quality, most affordable, and most accessible addiction treatment available. More importantly, we’re on a mission to save lives. We provide our patients with a complete continuum of care including medically-monitored detoxification, residential inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP) and general outpatient (GOP) – offered both in-person and via telehealth – as well as a variety of free community support meetings at our neighborhood-based centers for addiction treatment.

Position Overview: Directs the oversight and development of the Clinical Department including hiring, supervision, and evaluation. Regularly reviews and recommends changes and program services to meet client needs. With the VP, Clinical Services, develops, plans, and implements strategies for program continuation and growth. Provides clinical training to staff and interns.

Specific Responsibilities:

· Collaborates on the implementation of strategies used by RCA to achieve and evaluate the effectiveness of those strategies.

· Participates in the planning and evaluation of clinical programs and services, including plans to increase the range, quality, and quantity of services at RCA.

· Supervises and works directly with staff to develop and monitor clinical quality assurance procedures to ensure a scientific basis is used in determining which clinical activities to implement and continue.

· May serve as one of the spokespersons for clinical care at RCA and represent us at organizations and associations as appropriate

· Trouble-shoot clinically-related problems and roll out clinical initiatives that will improve clinical quality to programs in the field.

· Assist in preparing for changes secondary to Healthcare Reform including development of new clinical services, partnerships, collaborations, and evaluation of care delivery systems.

· Implement procedures to permit regular, timely collection and utilization of feedback from both staff and patients in the implementation and modification of clinical practices.

· Hires, trains and retains top talent and participates in the performance management process.

Education and Experience:

· Master's degree in psychology, social work, or related field is required; Ph.D. preferred

· Strong oral and written communication skills

· Must have licensure either as an LCADC or LPC or LSW or LCSW

· Must have a CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor) designation if located in New Jersey

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· 5-7 years in a clinical management role, leading people and managing processes

· Proven track record of excellent operations performance
Competencies:

· Leads and Engages Staff: articulates a vision that inspires others and is able to attract, develops and retain talent.

· Integrity: Uphold personal and professional ethics and values, taking into account the values of the organization and respecting the culture, beliefs and abilities of individuals.

· Collaboration: Must be able to work in collaboration with other health professionals and leaders from other disciplines.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Qualifications and responsibilities of the director of substance abuse counseling services

(a) Every facility shall ensure that there is at least one individual qualified to function as the director of substance abuse counseling services and that the clinical supervision requirements in this chapter are met. The director of substance abuse counseling shall meet at least one of the following qualifications:

  1. Be a New Jersey licensed psychologist with at least five years of experience in addiction services, two of those years in a supervisory capacity, who possesses a Certification of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders from the American Psychological Association, College of Professional Psychology, www.apa.org/, or is a Certified Clinical Supervisor by the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ), http://www.certbd.com/pdfs/initial-applications/ccs.pdf;

  2. Be a New Jersey licensed clinical social worker with at least five years of experience in addiction services, two of those years in a supervisory capacity, who is a certified clinical supervisor by the APCBNJ, http://www.certbd.com/pdfs/initial-applications/ccs.pdf;

  3. Be a New Jersey licensed professional counselor, or licensed marriage and family therapist, with at least five years of experience in addiction services, two of those years in a supervisory capacity, who is a certified clinical supervisor by the APCBNJ, http://www.certbd.com/pdfs/initial-applications/ccs.pdf;

  4. Be a New Jersey LCADC with at least five years of experience in addiction services, two of those years in a supervisory capacity, who, in addition, holds a clinical Master's degree recognized by the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Alcohol and Drug Committee, Division of Consumer Affairs, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety;

  5. Be a New Jersey licensed physician who is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, or is a Board-certified psychiatrist, and has at least two years of supervisory experience in addiction services;

  6. Be a New Jersey licensed advanced practice nurse with at least five years of experience in addiction services, two of those years in a supervisory capacity, who is a clinical supervisor certified by the APCBNJ, http://www.certbd.com/pdfs/initial-applications/ccs.pdf; or

  7. Have a doctoral degree in human services, mental health or social work with at least two years of supervisory experience.

(b) Incumbents with a Master's degree in counseling or social work not possessing any of the qualifications set forth in (a)1 through 6 above, shall obtain LCADC status or another health professional license that includes diagnostic and supervisory authority for work of an alcohol and drug counseling nature by July 15, 2016.

(c) If the director of substance abuse counseling does not provide direct clinical supervision, the administrator, in conjunction with the director of substance abuse counseling, must ensure that direct clinical supervision is provided by a staff person who meets the qualifications specified by and recognized as direct clinical supervision pursuant to the rules of the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety at N.J.A.C. 13:34C-6.3.

Compensation: TBD

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