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Regional Director of Mental Health, Eastern Shore MD, NC, VA

Company: Wellpath
Location: Nashville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


The Regional Director of Mental Health (RDMH) is integral to ensuring the mental services meet or exceed the local standard of care and that the programs provided are consistent across all sites. The RDMH assumes a consultative role within the field operations organization, meaning they provide guidance, direction and support of Mental Health programs as requested by the Regional Directors of Operations (RDOs), Regional Nurse Executives (RNEs), Vice Presidents of Operations, and/or the Vice President of Mental Health (VP MH), ensuring Mental Health staff are trained and supported in the delivery of care, acting as a conduit for the sharing of information and collaborating with field operations and clinical leadership. The RDMH will have a primary focus on implementation of mental health programs, training mental health staff, and training custody/security staff at our county locations. RDMH functions in close collaboration with the operational leadership to provide clinical oversight, case consultation, training, and on-boarding, suicide prevention programmatic tools and clinical supervision to site mental health leadership. The RDMH also participates in patient safety, recruiting, retention, and business development initiatives. Periodically, the RDMH may be asked to participate in co-creating performance management plans for mental health staff. The performance management process will be led by the Health Services Administer (HSA) and/ or Regional Director of Operations with input from the RDMH. The RDMH supervises the Regional Mental Health Specialist in their region. On a periodic basis the RDMH may be asked to take a more active role in the performance management of Mental Health staff; however, that should be considered the exception to the rule and in most instances temporary.

Additional Details

Excellent Career Growth Opportunity.Experience in correctional settings required. Remote based role with extensive travel; Eastern Shore of MD, NC and Virginia.Must possess full, independent licensure.



  • Master's degree or higher in psychology, social work or behavioral science field.
    • Minimum 5 years professional experience, correctional healthcare strongly preferred
    • Multi-site support experience preferre
      • Trained and licensed as a Mental Health Professional (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, PhD, PsyD)
      • Licensed to practice psychology, counseling, social work or other related field in the State(s) where oversight is being provided by the appropriate state licensing board
      • Current (and must maintain) CPR certificationResponsibilities
        • Provides support, supervision, clinical oversight and direction, and case consultation to site mental health staff to optimize compliance with contract requirements, accreditation standards, patient safety initiatives (with a focus on suicide prevention) and policies and procedures.
        • Supervises Regional Mental Health Specialist and deploys this individual to assist sites.
        • Participates in interviewing and selecting Mental Health Professionals.
        • Provide clinical coverage at sites, when necessary.
        • Responsible for training and on-boarding of new mental health leadership and providing clinical leadership at Start Ups for new contracts.
        • Participates in the ongoing development and implementation of the Quality Improvement Program with a specific focus on Critical Clinical Event (CCE) reviews related to serious suicide attempts and deaths by suicide.
        • Design and implement mental health programs that fit the specific needs of each facility, including those in Restricted Housing and the Mental Health Special Needs population.
        • Implement evidence-based treatment programs as appropriate as well as peer counseling (where supported by the administration) and socialization support groups.
        • Work with community resources to develop programs inside correctional facilities and in the community to support patients' mental health needs upon release.
        • Develop and monitor standards of care and the use of evidenced-based practices at each facility.
        • Collaborate with the onsite mental health leaders to ensure all mental health staff are adequately trained to meet the requirements of their positions
        • Provide mental health training for members of the Field Operations team to ensure they have the information needed to manage mental health staff and programming.
        • Provide clinical support and oversight for mental health staff through case consultations and debriefings including critical incident debriefings
        • Develop and provide in-service trainings to correctional staff, as requested to raise their level of understanding of mental illness and to create viable strategies for cutting-edge mental health practices
        • Develop a strong network of community-based mental health resources to assist when patients are released back into the community and require on-going mental health services.
          Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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