Clinical Director (San Diego, CA)

  • Post Date: May 7, 2020
  • Apply Before: July 31, 2020
  • Education Doctorate
  • Location San Diego, CA
  • Number of Openings 1
  • Compensation $100,000 - $135,000
Job Description

Title: Clinical Director

Location: San Diego, CA

Number of Openings: 1

Job Type: Full-time Employee (FTE)

Hours: Monday through Friday, limited to no evening or weekend hours

Compensation: Compensation includes an annual salary of $100,000 – $135,000


Our client is a leading, not-for-profit provider of highly specialized mental health treatment with locations in a growing network of communities nationwide.  They offer evidence-based treatment for adults, children, and adolescents with depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, addiction, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, and Trauma (PTSD).


Job Description:

The Clinical Director directs and coordinates activities of the clinical services in the regional-site programs that may include but are not limited to: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) & Anxiety Disorders Programs, Eating Disorders, PTSD, and/or other clinical programs as determined by community need consistent with the mission.  The Clinical Director ensures the clinical staff receive appropriate clinical supervision, assures quality patient care for all patients admitted to the service, and provides direct patient care.  The Director facilitates connection with the community to create a continuum of care and assures utilization of services, as well as, facilitates the continuum of care with Residential Services.



  • Doctor of Psychology licensed in the state in which the regional program is based (PhD or PsyD required)
  • Administrative or supervisory experience in a psychiatric setting preferred
  • Sales/marketing, patient development and/or community relations-related experience preferred


Position Details:

  • Oversee Behavioral Health regional programs’ clinical staff performance in providing treatment services in the assigned regional program.
  • Ensure the clinical staff receives appropriate clinical supervision.
  • Conduct and/or oversees retrospective reviews and evaluations of the quality of patient care through patient care audit procedures.
  • Facilitate the clinical continuum of care.
  • Assure the development of a continuum within the local community, Residential and in-patient services.
  • Serve as a liaison to the community.
  • Develop program schedule and training curriculum.
  • Assist with developing program schedule based on empirically supported clinical practice.
  • Develop training curriculum to assure staff are competent/clinically effective.
  • Participate in participation of CBT Academy modules.
  • May provide direct patient care for patients in the program.
  • May conduct initial assessment on patients in the program.
  • Work with staff to develop and update the patient’s treatment plan.
  • May provide ongoing care to selected patients in the program.
  • Monitor clinical staff performance and provide opportunities for age-specific continuing education.
  • Provide a continuing education program for the medical staff and for other clinical staff, as requested and as deemed necessary, to keep staff informed of significant new developments and new skills in psychiatric care of patients.
  • Ensure appropriate implementation of clinical staff development and staff training activities.
  • Ensure completion of regular performance reviews of all clinical staff supervised.
  • Develop, administer and seek compliance with the bylaws, rules and regulations for services provided.
  • Report to Behavioral Health Chief Operations Officer of Regional PHP/IOP programs.
  • Account to the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff for the quality and efficiency of patient care rendered to patients at the Hospital through reports and recommendations, as needed.
  • Represent the Clinical Services to the Board of Directors, Joint Conference Committee, Performance Improvement, Case Management, Risk Management, and Infection Control Committees.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Joint Commission and other regulatory agency compliance regulations:
  • Involve self in the learning and the application of standards relevant to the medical staff.
  • Participate in in-services/seminars and other meetings to increase involvement and awareness of regulations.
  • Involve self in the education of other disciplines regarding the Service.
  • Plan effectively for department needs by working with the director and administrative leadership with involvement with the Hospital budgeting process:
  • Assist the director with the department needs to include the annual budget.
  • Assist and support the director in managing the FTE expenditures with compliance to the FTE budget.
  • Assist the director in managing the capital and other operational expenditures with compliance to the related budget.
  • Maintain an understanding of any variance and its impact on the department budget.
  • Communicate such information to the director, clinical director, and Chief Operations Officer of PHP/IOP Regional Programs in a timely manner.
  • Participate in Hospital committees, meetings and team projects.
  • Contribute in a positive, solution-focused manner.
  • Assist in the recruitment process.
  • Assist the director in working with the Human Resources department in the development of an effective advertisement.
  • Conduct interviews that are comprehensive, fair, and lead to a timely recruitment decision.
  • Develop screening criteria for analysis of applicant’s qualifications, professional aptitude, and overall quality contribution to the Hospital.
  • Participate in the Improvement System.
  • Participate in the Hospital’s marketing plan.
  • Attempt to resolve individual issues with peers in a positive, calm manner, with a focus on solution.
  • Communicate concerns and provide solutions for same.
  • Attend outside seminars to promote professional growth.
  • Interact with external professional peers to create a professional network.
  • Comply with the applicable Hospital’s policies and the medical staff programs.
  • Project a professional image by wearing professional attire.



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Our client is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Empowered Partnerships, LLC is an agency that is 100% dedicated to recruiting and staffing in the Mental and Behavioral Health industry across the United States. We have a strong passion for the mental health industry, and we love hearing people’s hopes and dreams where we can help them achieve their career goals. We have a clear passion for mental health issues and are active in bringing awareness and advocacy to mental health needs.

We look for those who aim to provide quality care in a Behavioral Health & Mental Health environment. We look for you to be accountable for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, the patient and their families to identify and meet the physical, and emotional needs of the patient.

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