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Director of PHP

Universal Health Services

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Director of PHP

Job Code:  212317
Facility: Westwood Lodge Hospital & Lowell Treatment Center
Location: LOWELL, MA US Northeast
Region: Northeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1
Position Summary:
The Director of PHP collaborates with administration in setting goals for the utilization and financial performance of the program in order to ensure quality, cost effective care. Consistently develops creative plans for cost saving and/or increased revenue. Is efficient in his/her utilization of human and material resources as well as completing own work in a timely manner and assists others as requested. Consistently monitors staff schedule based on census and acuity as evidenced by budget and overtime use. Works with the administration in developing a philosophy of care and monitors adherence to that philosophy. Manages the staff of his/her program in a professional, considerate manner so as to produce cohesiveness and longevity, thus ensuring optimal patient care. Consistently mediates all personnel conflicts at the unit level and initiates programs to prevent serious morale issues within the staff. Is proactive and plans ahead for potential problems and for program growth. Delegates effectively and encourages staff growth. Provides regular supervision for the staff and chairs at least one staff meeting a month. Supports department operations by working harmoniously and respectfully with co-workers, management and other departments and programs by such actions as routinely offering assistance to others. Demonstrates effective conflict resolution skills. Willingness to adjust personal schedule to accommodate overtime requirements and changing priorities in the workplace. Involves staff in CQI as evidenced by all staff being able to talk about how patient care has improved in their program.

Required experience:

  • Progressive responsibility for mental health programs:
  • Five years of related experience preferred.
  •  LICSW or Massachusetts license with current registration

Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her program. The individual must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the program’s policies and procedures.

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