Director of Behavioral Health

Requisition Number: 2021-3872

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Norwalk, CA


Director of Behavioral Health, Norwalk CA

Signet Health, a national behavioral healthcare management company, is currently recruiting for a seasoned Director to manage a new 37-bed adult behavioral health unit opening in summer 2022 in Norwalk, CA with plans for expansion. 

This full-time position requires an experienced behavioral healthcare professional 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 hospital leadership.  

Your specific duties as Director 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.

Generous compensation package provided. 

Responsibilities: You must have strong demonstrated leadership/management experience in an acute care setting, as well as strong knowledge of administrative and clinical systems within a highly matrix organization.


Qualifications Needed:

  • Experience leading a hospital-based psychiatric program.
  • Competent with compliance, strong focus on safety, quality, and integrity.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required in a related degree. Master’s degree highly preferred, MSN, MHA, MBA or clinical degree
  • 5+ years leading a successful and profitable inpatient psychiatric and/or chemical dependency program. Geriatric psychiatric inpatient experience preferred.
  • 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
  • Establishing resources in a matrix organization to achieve program goals and effectiveness
  • Employee engagement and retention strategies
  • Strategic program analysis and evaluation