Clinical Director, Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health

Full Time

Day - 8 hours


Masters Degree preferred
BLS-C through AHA
Valid CA RN license

St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) is dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of the communities of Southeast Los Angeles. Our vision is to be a values-driven integrated health care delivery system in collaboration with those who share our values. We operate a 384-bed acute care hospital and one of the largest and busiest private emergency trauma centers in Los Angeles County -- treating more than 84,000 children and adults each year. Last year, more than 5,000 babies were born at SFMC's Family Life Center, with 875 babies cared for in our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Center. We are a Primary Stroke Care Center and STEMI Receiving Center, both of which are approved by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency.


This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of St. Francis Medical Center. It is expected that the associate holding this position will demonstrate behaviors consistent with our core values and will comply with all required standards governing our commitment to Compassionate Care, Exemplary Service and serving our patients. The associate holding this position will support St. Francis Medical Center's strategic plan and all essential elements of Quality Improvement and Financial Stewardship.


Responsible for the management and administrative coordination of Behavioral Health Services and the Partial Hospitalization Program. Participates as a member of the Medical Center's management team in planning, policy formation, and decision making related to daily operations.

Works collaboratively with the members of the management team and Medical Staff towards achievement of the Medical Center's goals and objectives. Provides on-going leadership in the areas of personal development and quality care/ service for the assigned areas and functions.

This position requires provided managerial/ administrative supervision to a facility which provides care/ services to a normal through critically ill, neonatal through geriatric patient population in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional and/ or developmental age of the individual served.


Bachelor's in nursing or related healthcare field - Master's preferred

Five years' experience in Healthcare Management

PAT Training within 6 months of employment BCLS (AHA only)

Licensed as an MFT, LCSW or possesses related Social Service credential

Strong experience in budget preparation/ operation

Strong interpersonal/ communication skills

Excellent written / verbal skills

Basic computer skills



Must continuously (66% to 100% of a work day):

          Wrist rotation and deviation

          Sitting to do patient documentation

Must frequently (34% to 66% of a work day):

          Waist bending while standing

          Repetitive hand use/ keyboarding

          Bending and twisting of the neck

 Must occasionally (11% to 33% of a work day)

          Making use of bilateral upper ex1remities and hands in reaching above shoulder level