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Manager, Behavioral Health

Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Job Description:

Responsible for direction of patient care in the behavioral healthcare setting. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Consults with staff and providers to ensure patient needs and safety are met. Facilitates performance improvement activities and promotes growth for Behavioral health. Acts as a resource to the administrative team, department staff and medical staff with respect to the quality of care provided for mental health management.


Responsible for the direction of staff in behavioral health clinical settings. Oversees all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of errors. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed. Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate the overall plan for effectiveness. Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, and administrative team. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers. Interacts professionally with patient/family. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide and collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations. Participates in patient care conferences. Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of unit. Prepares reports, i.e. utilization, performance improvement, outcome data. Maintains performance improvement activities for the department. Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation and in-service training for Behavioral Health staff members, participates in guidance and educational programs. Performs management activities including interviewing and hiring. Evaluating, termination and departmental staffing scheduling. Demonstrates ability to perform job specific competencies (refer to skills checklist). Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related field preferred

Current state Registered Nurse Licensure preferred.

Minimum of one to three years experience in staff role.

Advanced Degree in a Behavioral Health field of study ie. nursing, psychology, social work

Current BLS certification.

Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.

Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" five years in a row.

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