Clinical Supervisor of Integrated Behavioral Health

Job Number 49373
Posted 8/25/2017
Account Acadia Hospital
Department Integrated Behavioral Health
Location Acadia Healthcare, Inc., ME 04402
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 8-4

The primary role of this position is to develop and ensure the delivery of high fidelity and efficacious therapeutic treatment within one or more Acadia Healthcare treatment programs and to provide clinical direction and supervision to clinicians (e.g. LCSW's, LCPC's, etc.) to ensure that services are 1) patient centered 2) aligned with Acadia Integrated Behavioral Health's clinical philosophies, 3) evidence-based and 4) outcome-informed. As a member of the Acadia's Clinical Leadership Team, the supervisor is actively involved in establishing, modifying and maintaining the fidelity of clinician services across the organization.

To be successful, the individual in this position must:

· Establish and monitor practice and outcome benchmarks and standards in their area(s).

· Demonstrate the ability to synthesize and interpret patient outcome data for patterns/trends to inform decision making about programmatic modifications and clinical interventions.

· Implement flexible yet targeted supervision models to continually develop the professional skills of the providers under their direct supervision.

· Possess a vast clinical knowledge base about integrated behavioral health interventions and modalities.

· Specialize in establishing, training and monitoring clinical documentation content that reflects high-quality patient care including but not limited to psychiatric evaluations, psychosocial assessments, treatment plans and progress notes.

· Possess exceptional leadership, problem solving and relationship-building skills to effectively collaborate with and across healthcare organizations and primary care practices.


1. Administrative

a. Participates with administrator in preparation of yearly budget.

b. Exercises authority in the interest of the organization to cooperatively select, hire, develop, evaluate, counsel, discharge, assign, reward and discipline assigned employees.

c. Addresses employees issues, concerns and grievances, administers policies fairly, equitably and consistently.

d. Monitors clinician productivity to ensure meeting agency defined goal.

e. Actively participates in clinical program planning, implementation, and evaluation across healthcare organizations and primary care practices as requested.

f. Develops and maintains feedback systems to allow for input from patients, family members and contracted providers to inform quality improvement efforts.

g. Understands and effectively works within the scope of integrated systems of care when planning, implementing and evaluating programs.

h. Works flexibly to adjust or modify practice or programming according to emerging public health issues and crises within the state.

2. Clinical

a. Clinical practice reflects advanced clinical knowledge and skills, and is consistent with the mission and philosophies of Acadia Healthcare and license.

b. Possess the core competencies of self-management, reflective practice, collaboration, systems thinking, initiative, and flexibility.

c. Provides case consultations, clinical reviews, makes recommendations for interventions with complicated and repeating clients.

d. Consistently models recovery principles, ethical values and collaborative, multidisciplinary team work.

e. Continually fosters a treatment environment that supports strong therapeutic alliance and relevant treatment structures to eliminate use of restraints.

f. Consistently demonstrates the timely completion of psychosocial assessment, individualized master treatment plan, effective interventions, and discharge planning per Acadia Healthcare policy.

g. Consistently demonstrates reliance on relevant outcome data to inform clinical practice as evidenced through clinical supervision and documentation within patient records.

h. Actively engages patients in review of their outcome data and within treatment planning efforts.

i. Educates employees to use patient-centered treatment plan with SMART goals (specific, measureable, action-oriented, realistic, time-frame < 3 months).

j. Ensures that documentation includes clear, concise communication of updated diagnoses, progress toward recovery, and treatment recommendations to patient and patient's primary care provider.

k. Completes and signs documentation within 24 hours of patient care.

3. Supervisory

a. Exudes strong leadership skills and the ability to organize and provide clinical direction and supervision to all assigned clinicians.

b. Adapts supervisory model to match professional development needs of assigned clinicians.

c. Ensures that program structure and practices are consistent with federal and state licensing regulations and integrated behavioral health-specific policies.

d. Demonstrates supervisory processes sufficient to implement, modify and sustain changes to provider responses to corrective action plans or changes to programmatic standards.

e. Triages and facilitates patient, family and contracted entity, concerns about treatment quality and programming efficacy in conjunction with Director of Integrated Behavioral Health.

f. Consistently extends opportunities for social work providers to enhance professional, leadership and supervisory skills.

g. Completes employee performance evaluations on time.

h. Ensures uninterrupted treatment provisions collaborating with other program areas as necessary to cover workload.

4. Evidence Based Practice

a. Establishes and maintains clinical staff competencies and treatment program fidelity to evidence based practice models.

b. Ensures that clinical interventions are consistent with shared decision-making and the integrated behavioral health model.

c. Models and teaches a range of treatment skills in multiple modalities depending on patient response to treatment and consistent with integrated behavioral health clinical philosophies.

d. Establishes and ensures program practices that facilitate consistent communication and collaboration with contracted entity providers.

e. Ensures department-wide, consistent and appropriate use of approved, validated screening tools, including risk assessment.

f. Supports a work environment that potentiates staff development and monitoring to develop clinical leaders and to promote non-medical clinical services as a significant component to recovery-oriented systems of care.

g. Monitors integrated LCSW cohort to ensure productivity, patient and medical provider access to behavioral health, adherence to model of care, and that patients are benefiting from meeting measurable objectives set forth in the treatment plan.

5. Outcome Informed

a. Ensures that active treatment across services is relevant, high quality, recovery-oriented, outcome informed, and consistent with integrated behavioral health model.

b. Ensures that assessment, treatment planning, and discharge planning on all patients served is completed according to regulations, Healthcare policies and client/family perceptions of needs.

1. Ensures consistent quality monitoring of documentation for brevity, content and diagnostic accuracy.

2. Ensures consistent quality monitoring and feedback loops of treatment plans that reflect patient goals, measurable objectives and specific active treatment provisions to achieve those goals.

3. Ensures consistent quality monitoring and feedback loops of clinical documentation that reflects evidence based practice and use of clinical outcomes to inform care delivery.

6. Other Duties

a. Represents Acadia Healthcare formally and informally by providing general education regarding mental illness and chemical dependency.

b. Assists in maintaining work environment free from recognized hazards that create a risk of injury to employees, patients or visitors and that all accidents and incidents are reported by the employee and properly investigated.

c. When appropriate, assists with the return of all workers with work related injuries and illnesses to gainful employment.

d. Facilitates communication throughout Acadia Healthcare to maintain discipline, morale, and harmonious personnel relationships.

e. Participates in committee activities as asked including function teams and ad hoc committees.


a. Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Maine State Board of Social Work or Psychologist licensed by the Maine Board of Examiners in Psychology or Licensed Professional Counselor by the Maine Board of Professional Counselors.

b. Ability to be flexible and exercise independent judgment.

c. Demonstrates collegial and multi-disciplinary relationships along the treatment continuum.

d. Documents all interventions in an integrated electronic health record.

e. Experience in Healthcare-based clinical treatment services preferred.

f. Completes Healthstream Mandatory Education on a yearly basis.

g. Learns and adapts to best-practice behavioral health documentation in the integrated electronic medical record.

h. Attends all mandatory safety related education programs.

i. Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others.

j. Carries assigned keys and wears Healthcare ID badge at all times.

k. Refrains from the abuse of chemicals.

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We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.