Director of Behavioral Health Operations

Requisition Number: 2023-4641

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Louisville, KY


Director of Behavioral Health Operations, Louisville Kentucky

We are offering a competitive compensation package with a starting salary of $120,000 plus.

Signet Health, a national behavioral health management company, is currently recruiting for a seasoned behavioral health professional to manage our 20-bed Geriatric psych unit in Louisville KY as the Director of Behavioral Health Operations.

This full-time position requires an experienced behavioral healthcare professional who is dedicated to exceptional patient care, cutting edge services, and executive-level professionalism. This is a great opportunity to serve the community while working collaboratively with Signet Health and University of Louisville Health System hospital leadership.  

Responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing all day-to-day operations ensuring staff and patient engagement.
  • Leading program development with short term and long-term goals.
  • Ensuring compliance with hospital, state, federal and licensing agency regulatory standards.
  • Establishing relationships with community leaders and service providers to promote/foster the positive reputation of the program.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with Health System leaders to ensure coordination and collaboration of necessary unit resources to provide care.
  • Leading with a focus on patient safety and continuous performance improvement/innovation as top priority.


Qualifications Needed:

  • Experience leading a hospital-based psychiatric program.
  • Competent with compliance, strong focus on safety, quality, and integrity.
  • Bachelor's degree with experience running an inpatient behavioral health unit. 
  • Working knowledge of State, CMS, and Joint behavioral health accreditation standards.
  • Understanding of/ability to operate under a contract management arrangement.

 Areas of experience:

  • Financial Management
  • Referral development
  • Patient safety, risk and performance improvement methods
  • Enforcing compliance measures
  • Employee engagement and retention strategies
  • Strategic program analysis and evaluation