Clinica Sierra Vista

BH - CLINIC MANAGER
Reports to: Behavioral Health Director Therapists (licensed and unlicensed), and Site support staff Type: Exempt Effective Date: April 21, 2008 Direct Reports: Case Manager (all classifications),

Position Summary: The Clinic Manager supervises and coordinates the activities of the mental health program. The Clinic Manager is responsible for the clinical direction and quality control of all clinical services provided at the assigned site and/or program, the work related activities of clinicians and interns; oversight and appropriate provision of psychological, diagnostic, and therapeutic services; to conduct individual and group psychotherapy sessions, and diagnostic evaluations. In addition, the Clinic Manager attends all staff meetings, represents the behavioral health program and the interests and needs of those served therein at multi-agency and other collaborative meetings, and is the customer service representative for the assigned program in resolving grievances or accommodating special needs and requests for individuals and families served and their respective advocates for care. Essential Functions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Provides psychotherapy either collectively or individually Provides psychotherapy to high acuity consumers and consumers with difficult presentation. Provides technical direction and clinical direction with clinical staff. Plans and reports on performance outcome measures. Writes reports and keeps records. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other programs and agencies. Assists in the development of policy and procedures. Undertakes and assists in crisis intervention and case evaluations. Other duties as required.

Other Responsibilities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Serves as a member on designated boards and committees. Represents the program before governmental and community groups and attends conferences. Interviews potential employees. Instrumental in the hospitalization of patients on a voluntary or non-voluntary basis. Participates in research and mental health education programs.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required: 1. Knowledge of the principles of psychology applicable to care, treatment and rehabilitation of children and adults with behavioral, developmental or psychological disturbances; knowledge of psychological testing devices and methods; knowledge of record keeping and report writing techniques; ability to organize and carry out new programs and procedures.

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A clean drug screen confirmation. Pass DMV background check. Meets the definition of a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts “LPHA” under Medi-Cal rules for the State of California and the County of Kern. AND Two (2) years full-time supervised experience in a mental health setting. OR Completion of an earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an accredited university or an earned doctorate degree deemed equivalent by the Committee in regulations duly adopted under Chapter 6.6 of the California Business and Professions code. OR Possession of a current California License as a Psychologist as granted by the California State Board of Psychology. OR Current license as a Clinical Psychologist in another state and eligible for a waiver to work in public Mental Health.

Physical Requirements: Bending/Twisting Stooping Walking Sitting Push/Pulling Reaching Overhead Driving Standing Kneeling/Crawling Repetitive Motion
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Revised 04/01/08