Mental Health Administrator in Henning, TN at Corizon Health

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

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Job Description

Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Mental Health Administrator to join our healthcare team at West Tennessee State Penitentiary located in Henning, TN.

Qualifications of the Mental Health Administrator

  • Masters' degree or higher in Social Work, Psychology, health administration or related disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and administrate mental health services.

  • Correctional experience preferred.

Job Summary of the Mental Health Administrator

The Mental Health Administrator will be responsible for the supervision and administration of the Mental Health staff.

Responsibilities of the Mental Health Administrator

  • Assumes administrative responsibilities of the Mental Health Unit.

  • Direct, monitor and assure the mental health components at each institution functions as an evaluation, assessment, referral, and treatment center for inmates who require acute, intermediate or long term mental health treatment.

  • Ensure a copy of all completed CR-3082 - Mental Health Seclusion/Suicide/Restraint Authorizations are forwarded, on a monthly basis, to the Director of Behavioral Health Services' office by the 15th of the month following the month of services. (per TDOC Policy 113.87/with the exception of DSNF).

  • Monitor and ensure the mental health referral triage process is carried out in a timely and efficient manner. (per TDOC Policy 113.82).

  • Manage, coordinate utilization of professional resources.

  • Maintain a list of conservators and ensure conservators are kept informed of their conservatees' progress or of any clinically invasive procedures taking place. (per TDOC policy 113.89).

  • Administratively supervise the following (current) personnel: Psychiatrist, Advance Practice Nurse, Clinical Director, Psychologist, Psychological Examiner, Senior Psychological Examiner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker, Mental Health Counselors, Mental Health Nurses, Licensed Professional Counselors, Therapeutic Recreational Therapist, Behavioral Specialist Counselor, Case Manager, and Clerk.

  • Maintain semi-monthly time sheets for all vendor employees and state employees, to be accounted monthly.

  • Perform clinical duties, when permitted by license or supervision, such as psychological evaluations, assessments and appraisals of inmates, mental health referral triage, and crisis intervention.

  • Respond to institutional and community based referrals within TDOC policy protocol in order to assess or evaluate inmate/patient needs.

  • Implement, review, and/or revise policies and procedures relating to mental health services

  • Review and assure documentation for appropriate American Correction Association files is complete and timely.

  • Preparing reports as required by policy and/or requests from Central Office Clinical Services' staff; review for accuracy; ensure completion of annual and monthly mental health reports and annual needs assessments for social services.

  • Review and conduct job performance and planning evaluations.

  • Ensure all staff fulfills annual training requirements and clinical supervision.

  • Ensure an institutional suicide intervention/prevention training plan has been developed and implemented. (per TDOC policy 113.88) (Day I CORE)

  • Provide any other mental health educational in-service training for corrections staff that may be requested of the Warden, Director of Mental Health Services, or other corrections departments.

  • Oversight and coordination of telehealth services.

  • Ensure the completion of a Quality Improvement Review (QIR) meeting and QIR report following attempted or completed suicides within 14 days of the event and is forwarded to the Director of Mental Health Services. (per TDOC Policy 113.88)

  • Conduct staff meetings, treatment team meetings, and act as a liaison with staff throughout TDOC regarding mental health issues.

  • Participate in state-wide monthly Mental Health conference calls.

  • Respond to inspection/audit deficiencies relevant to mental health services.

  • Serve on selected boards/committees as requested by TDOC administration.

  • Provide any additional services requested by the Warden, the Director of Behavioral Health Services, or the Director Clinical Services as related to mental health services.

  • Ensure high productivity.

  • Ensure high quality.

  • Ensure fiscal management and operate within predetermined standards or targets.

  • Manages and directly participates in all disciplinary actions and grievance hearings with mental health staff, in coordination with HR.

  • Oversees and directly participates in the interviews, hiring, and recruiting of mental health staff.

  • Ensure proper orientation of staff.

  • Ensure high retention of staff.

  • Manage and ensure exceptional results as to performance indicators.

  • Prepares all statistical reports.

  • Represents the department the unit in all outside meetings.

  • Responds to On-Call coverage as scheduled and as necessary.

  • Oversees the department's participation in the various audits by regulatory and oversight agencies.

  • Oversees the Department's compliance with the performance indicators, staffing and reporting requirements of the oversight agency.

  • Develops and maintains educational programs for the mental health staff.

  • Establish and maintain the mental health Database to facilitate the tracking of patients and the generation of necessary reports and statistics.

Benefits offered to the Mental Health Administrator

  • Paid Time Off (Full-time commitment)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Free online Continuing Education program
  • Comprehensive Onboarding
Apply online or contact Caroline Spencer at 800-222-8215; ext. 6790 |

Corizon Health provides patients with high quality healthcare and reentry services that will reduce recidivism and better the communities where we live and work. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the growing number of incarcerated persons with physical and mental illness and the professionals who care for them. More healthcare professionals are finding the stability and advancement they desire at Corizon Health.

This position may require a background check, security clearance, and/or drug screening.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.