Chief Clinical Officer – Anchorage Administration – Anchorage, AK – Full-Time – Exempt

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Function:

The Chief Clinical Officer is responsible for the overall clinical supervision, direction, and coordination of Akeela clinical programs for behavioral health treatment including mental health and substance use disorder. The responsibilities also include participating in grant development, grant administration, and grant reporting.


Competencies:
The Chief Clinical Officer must be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • SKILLS:
    • Supervising a variety of clinical staff including clinical program managers, clinicians, and case managers.
    • Articulating the philosophies of a variety of clinical theoretical models including, but not limited to, psychotherapy-based, developmental, multicultural, integrative, and blended models in a manner that clarifies requirements to clinical staff.
    • Reviewing clinical records to determine if they meet appropriate clinical expectations.
    • Writing the program section of Clinical grant/contract applications.
    • Developing policies and procedures governing clinical programs.
    • Providing clinical staff with clinical documentation training.
    • Providing clinical staff with quality assessment procedures and training.
  • KNOWLEDGE:
  1. Understanding the requirements to which Akeela must adhere as outlined by, current Joint Commission, HIPAA, Medicaid, and State regulations; and other funding sources as required.
  2. Understanding the content that policies and procedures must contain to assure compliance with clinical standards as represented by current Joint Commission, HIPAA, Medicaid, and State regulations; and other funding sources as required.
  3. Understanding the clinical requirements of programs that meet evidenced based criteria.
  4. Understanding how to review clinical documentation to assess the degree to which it meets current Joint Commission, HIPAA, Medicaid, and State regulations; and other funding sources as required.
  5. Understanding how to apply principles of cultural appropriateness to program designs. 
  6. Understanding the need for and maintaining a calendar of relevant reporting dates identified by current Joint Commission, HIPAA, Medicaid, and State regulations; and other funding sources as required.
  7. Understanding how to develop an operating budget for each clinical program and how to assure adherence to those budgets.
  • BEHAVIOR:
  1. Balancing multiple tasks.
  2. Recruiting, mentoring, and supporting a diverse team.
  3. Motivating individuals and teams to achieve adopted goals.
  4. Using program evaluation findings to improve program performance.
  5. Demonstrating critical thinking.
  6. Responding with flexibility to changing needs.
  7. Applying effective problem-solving processes and methods.
  8. Motivating individuals and clinical teams to achieve service goals.
  9. Developing and maintaining professional relationships with administrative, supervisory, and line staff to enhance program quality and improvement.
  10. Coordinating efforts with the Director of Compliance to assure that clinical documentation meets current Joint Commission, HIPAA, Medicaid, and State regulations; and the requirements of other funding sources when appropriate.
  11. Perform other related duties as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct work with minimal day to day supervision and with the authority to seek professional assistance from outside sources as necessary.
  • Direct Regional Clinical Directors, Managers and other assigned staff appropriately and provide regular performance reviews of that staff.
  • Assure that clients are treated with respect and that clinical processes are documented appropriately in each clinical file.
  • See also attached Task Duties/Functions.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Education: Master’s Degree or above in psychology, social work, counseling or related field required. Clinical License in the state of Alaska preferred.
  • Experience:  Requires five years of behavioral health clinical experience and five years of progressive management and supervisory experience in a behavioral health setting. Previous experience with Joint Commission, or Medicaid surveys preferred.
  • Licensure/Certification: Current Alaska license in related behavioral healthcare field desired.
  • Ability to use Excel, Word, and other Microsoft applications.

Positions Supervised:

  • Regional Clinical Director – Southeast
  • Regional Clinical Director – South-central
  • Program Managers as needed