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Clinical Director

Lorenz Clinic seeks a licensed psychologist to serve as Clinical Director of a multi-site, outpatient psychology system. The position is full-time and will be housed at the system’s flagship clinic in Victoria, Minnesota.

  • Job Title: Clinical Director
  • Direct Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer
  • Compensation: $100,000 - $130,000 annually

Lorenz Clinic seeks a licensed psychologist to serve as Clinical Director of a multi-site, outpatient psychology system.  The position is full-time and will be housed at the system’s flagship clinic in Victoria, Minnesota.

 

Position Overview

Under general direction, the Clinical Director plans, develops, manages, and oversees the administration of behavioral health clinic operations and services which involve approximately 30 clinicians.  Through subordinate professional-level and supervisory-level staff, the Clinical Director establishes, maintains, and enforces acceptable professional and ethical standards of the facility’s clinical staff according to the CEO’s clinical vision.  The Clinical Director serves in a consultative role to management and providers. They participate in strategic planning and committee activities.  The CD also monitors provider activity and manages for clinical effectiveness, productivity, and program reach.

 

Clinical Director assists the CEO in ensuring the facility meets all related local, state, federal and accrediting-body rules and regulations.  The Clinical Director assists the Chief Executive Officer in coordinating and directing patient care in the facility according to adopted policies/procedures, state and federal regulations, and accepted accreditation standards.  The Clinical Director also serves as liaison between the clinical staff and clinic ownership.

 

The Clinic

Lorenz Clinic is a group practice focused on the mental health needs of children, families, and adults.  While the majority of services are provided under the umbrella of managed care, the clinic has community partnerships that allow us to service those without insurance. Located on the edge of the Minneapolis Metropolitan area, our four locations (Victoria, Chaska, Prior Lake, and Rosemount) are located approximately 30-35 miles south/southwest of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and provide needed access to psychological services for both suburban and rural communities.  In addition to its overall clinical mission, the clinic hosts a vibrant clinical training program.

 

Distinguishing Features

The Clinical Director is distinguished from the lower level of Clinical Managers in that the latter does not have overall responsibility for program planning, development and evaluation, program reporting and statistics, and program outcome monitoring.  The Clinical Director is further distinguished from the CEO in that the latter has primary governance authority of all clinic operations.

 

 

Ideal Candidates

In addition to the qualifications, knowledge, and skills listed below, ideal candidates for this position will also exemplify the following essential attributes for success:

  • A psychologist with uncommon clinical acumen and broad professional competencies.
  • Someone experienced in the design, implementation, and management of large, complex mental healthcare programs and/or clinics and who is able to oversee and direct the resources, personnel, and activities of a multidisciplinary team.
  • A supportive manager capable of instructing, focusing, and guiding others in accomplishing performance and work objectives.
  • A competent decision maker capable of solving problems and taking appropriate action that is consistent with professional and managerial best practices.
  • Someone who possesses an air of confidence and creates a good first impression of the clinic by commanding attention and earning the trust and respect of others.

 

Knowledge & Skills

The most suitable candidates will possess the following knowledge and competencies:

  • Managerial principles and practices including work planning, employee supervision, and resource allocation
  • Principles and practices for maintaining and expanding funding sources while adhering to payer administrative requirements
  • Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation
  • Practices and techniques of programmatic analysis and reporting
  • Psychological diagnostic methods and terminology
  • Cultural and ecosystemic factors affecting mental health
  • Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements
  • Principles and practices of direct client service delivery
  • Knowledge of current theories, principles, and practices for providing psychological services to clients
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
  • Office administrative practices and procedures including records management and the operation of standard office equipment
  • Computer applications related to the work including the Clinic’s Electronic Health Record

 

Job Duties

  1. Philosophy
  • Supports the facility’s ideology, mission, goals and objectives
  • Establishes, maintains, and ensures clinic-wide adherence to clinical policies and procedures
  • Follows the facility’s standards for ethical business conduct
  • Conducts self as a positive role model and team member
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Respects patients’ rights to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality
  • Participates in facility committees, meetings, in services, and activities as assigned
  1. General
  • Ensures the establishments, maintenance, continuing improvement, and enforcement of acceptable professional and ethical standards and performance of the clinical staff and patient-care personnel
  • Reports to the Chief Executive Officer regarding the quality and efficiency of medical care provided.
  • Oversees all clinical aspects of day-to-day operations
  • Serves as member of the Leadership Team
  • Maintains open line of communication with Chief Executive Officer
  • Supports administrative decisions and activities affecting patient care
  • Establishes, interprets, maintains and provides guidance on facility clinical policies to enhance patient care
  • In cooperation with Leadership Team, ensures adherence to federal and state rules and regulations as well as applicable accrediting-body standards
  • Assists CEO in designing and implementing plan for facility licensing (Rule 29)
  • Other duties as assigned

 

  1. Clinical Staff
  • Serves as a liaison between the clinical staff and clinic ownership
  • Serves as a liaison between the clinical staff and the administrative staff
  • Serves as a resident expert in applicable rules, laws, and professional standards related to patient care
  • Investigates breaches of quality patient care or ethical conduct by medical staff members and makes appropriate recommendations to clinic administrators
  • Enforces clinical policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and other facility policies and procedures
  • Implements sanctions where indicated, including all instances in which corrective action been requested against a practitioner regarding his or her compliance with procedural safeguards
  • Reviews performance of clinical staff members
  • Establishes, maintains, and enforces policies related to releases of patient information and responding to requests for records
  • Establishes, maintains, and enforces policies related to responding to patient crises and making mandated patient safety reports
  • Provides and documents consultation to clinical staff and supervisors as requested
  • Carries patient case load as assigned
  • Ensures clinical staff are accountable for meeting productivity requirements
  1. Patient Care
  • Ensures that the quality of patient care provided by all clinicians at facility is in accordance with the established policies and procedures as well as best professional practices
  • Assists facility staff in identifying and solving patient-care problems
  • Assists clinical staff to ensure continuity of patient care through coordination of providers
  1. Communication
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, clinicians, and co-workers
  • Interacts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate manner
  • Helps to cultivate a positive reputation for the clinic in the community
  • In cases where instances of problematic employee conduct need to be addressed, the Clinical Director issues verbal and written correctives that are specific, timely, and clearly tied to observable behaviors
  1. Financial Practices
  • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices
  • Promotes cost containment and efficient use of facility resources
  • Makes recommendations for potential cost-effective improvements
  • Assists in educating clinical staff about cost-containment issues
  • Responds to clinically-related questions about adjustments to patient accounts
  1. Compliance Program
  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s adopted compliance program
  • Performs according to established compliance policies and procedures
  • Ensures a regular peer review of patient files is conducted and provides summary to clinic leadership
  1. Quality -Improvement Program
  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s adopted Quality Improvement Program
  • Performs according to established quality improvement policies and procedures
  • May function as the chairperson of the Quality Improvement Committee
  • Monitors clinical staff participation in quality improvement activities
  • Assists with the credentialing and recredentialing process of the quality improvement committee
  • Develops and participates in quality improvement studies as needed to assess clinical care/staff and adherence to managed care contracts
  1. Safety/Risk – Management Program
  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities
  • Works with the safety officer to resolve observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncompliance
  • Responds to emergency situations with competence and composure
  • Supports risk management and participates in programs concerning patient and employee safety
  • Promptly and decisively responds to instances wherein clinical staff behavior contributes to risk
  1. Professional Competence
  • Participates in continuing education and other learning experiences as requested by administration
  • Participates in facility teaching programs for employees and clinical staff on topics of special interest/pertinent to the clinical aspects of outpatient mental health
  • Maintains high level of professionalism and activity within the larger profession
  • Brings voice of ethical decision-making to all work
  • Welcomes suggestions and recommendations
  • Provides facility with updated credentialing information when needed
  • Serves as the main content, process, and policy authority related to the clinical portions of the Electronic Health Record; trains all clinical staff and ensures their compliance in same

 

Qualifications

  • Either two years’ experience serving in a Clinical Directorship or similar role OR four years’ post-licensure experience providing clinical supervision
  • Proven track record of directing programs and/or managing clinicians for effectiveness, productivity, and high ethical standards
  • Cooperative work attitude toward management facility staff, patients, visitors, and clinicians
  • Ability to promote favorable facility image with clinicians, patients, insurance companies, referral sources, and general public
  • Ability to lead clinical staff in making ethically- and clinically- appropriate decisions and solve problems

 

Requirements

  • Qualified clinical staff member with a doctoral degree in psychology from an APA accredited institution
  • Full, unrestricted license to practice as a Mental Health Professional in Minnesota
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Strong ethical and moral character references
  • Language skills adequate for high-level written, interpersonal, and telephone communication in American English
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work full-time
  • Strong ethical and moral character references
  • Competent in psychological consultation and supervision
  • Possesses a National Provider Identifier (NPI) prior to first day of employment
  • Approval for Medicare participation within 180 days of hire

 

Job Quality Requirements

  • Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Timeliness
  • Organization
  • Low supervision needed to accomplish tasks
  • Dependability
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to meet deadlines

 

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Ability to walk/stand/sit for long periods
  • Capability for occasional overhead and low reaching
  • Visual and auditory acuity for timely response and patient care assessment activities
  • Ability to move quickly in response to patient needs
  • Ability to frequently make judgements on/respond to problems
  • Ability to occasionally make judgements on/respond to disasters/emergencies, actual events, or drills

 

Working Conditions

  • Well-lit and ventilated, with hazardous and non-hazardous equipment
  • Category 1: may involve occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids and materials

 

Supervises

  • Clinical Managers
  • Licensed Mental Health Professionals

 

Contacts

  • Patients
  • Patients’ family, significant others, or other designees
  • Clinical staff members
  • Facility personnel
  • Administration
  • Governing body

 

The incumbent Clinical Director maintains employment as a staff psychologist at the clinic. As such, they will be available to help onboard and train the incoming Clinical Director if needed.

 

Selection Plan

The selection process will be based on merit and will be competitive.  Selection will be based on broad recruitment efforts with many recruitment efforts being targeted toward the specific needs of the position. Application materials will be reviewed in the order received with a hiring decision made as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

 

Benefits

Full-time Licensed Psychologists enjoy student loan payment assistance, paid time off, paid holidays, access to employer-sponsored group medical and dental insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, a generous continuing education allowance, paid CEU release time, and paid volunteer release time.  Licensed Psychologists also receive an average of 50-100 hours annually of board-approved CEU’s through regular employment.  The hiring range for this full-time, exempt, salaried position is $100,000-130,000 annually, depending on program fit, qualifications, experience, and credentials.

 

The Training Program

Lorenz Clinic is a training clinic, which is a major benefit to professional psychologists.  The clinical director may also serve as an administrative or clinical supervisor within the training program.  The existing training program includes a master’s-level practicum, a post-master’s residency, and a post-doctoral psychology fellowship. The program hosts a vibrant invited practitioner speaker series in addition to monthly grand rounds.  Because the training program is an outgrowth of our fierce dedication to serving the underserved, we offer significantly reduced fee services to those in financial need.  The clinic has existing relationships with graduate programs in psychology, counseling, and family therapy.  More information about the training program can be found at lorenzclinic.com/clinical-training

 

To Apply

To apply for this position, email your CV and a cover letter to Dr. Chad Lorenz, CEO, at employment@lorenzclinic.com.  In addition to your strengths and managerial experience, cover letters should broadly outline your professional goals, commitment to the common good, and a brief narrative of your experience providing clinical management and/or supervisory leadership.   Applicants who are invited to interview may eventually be asked to provide writing samples as well as letters of recommendation from a past supervisor of supervision and/or administrator.  More information about the clinic can be found at www.lorenzclinic.com