Lee Health System
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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30+ days ago
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 Lee Health is seeking a Director of Behavioral Health, Psychology!


Lee Health is a non-profit organization with nearly 90 practice locations throughout Southwest Florida.  We have more than 16,000 employees, 4,500 volunteers, and over 950 employed primary care and specialty care providers.  Our health system has four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals that together house 1,812 hospital beds.


Position Information:


The Director of Behavioral Health is responsible for the overall clinical leadership and operation of the division’s clinical services, in accordance with behavioral health regulatory requirements. They serve as a clinical expert, provide education and consultation services to ensure adequate resources are provided to meet patient and program needs. They provide direct patient care and clinical supervision to clinicians in the system. They ensure that the behavioral health policies and procedures are in place and aligned with best practice for therapeutic care. The director of behavioral health oversees the peer review process and provides feedback. They ensure productivity measures are being met. They provide administrative guidance and consultation to leadership. They develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate clinical services to ensure they are within the best practices of mental health standards. They monitor, assess and train staff on clinically related procedures. They work with the practice to ensure the provision of high-quality, cost-effective services while ensuring excellent patient experience, with attention to patient access, employee engagement and clinical performance metrics.





Education: Doctorate degree in psychology (PhD or PsyD) required.

Experience: Minimum of three years supervisory or management experience in the health care field.

Licensure: PSYD or PHD from the State of Florida.

Certification: CPR/CPI

Other: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to foster cooperation across departmental lines and manage information, environmental and fiscal resources to accomplish goals. Must be able to maintain and demonstrate a broad knowledge of the tasks and assets necessary to accomplish the company objectives. Must have knowledge about needs and requirements of third-party payers and the ability to be culturally sensitive to diverse groupings of employees and consumers of services as well as maintain knowledge of age/disability competency to the program areas served. Must possess good analytical skills. Must be able to work tactfully and cooperatively with staff. Must be literate in computer use. Behavioral Health JC/DNV survey experience preferred.


Benefit Highlights:

  •        Offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus opportunities
  •        Generous paid time off to enjoy the BEAUTIFUL SW FLORIDA WEATHER AND BEACHES
  •        Malpractice through sovereign immunity
  •        403(b) retirement plan with match
  •        Short term/long term disability
  •        Participation in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


This is ExceptionalLee!

Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center and Gulf Coast Medical Center earned recognition as a 2022-2023 Best Regional Hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report, in addition to being rated as High Performing. Cape Coral Hospital was also awarded a High Performing rating.

All Lee Health adult acute care hospitals have been named among “America’s Best Hospitals™” for 2022, a distinction that places them in the top two and five percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced that Lee Health has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8.

Leapfrog Group released its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades and awarded HealthPark Medical Center with an “A” grade for the sixth straight reporting period, and advanced Gulf Coast Medical Center to an “A” from the last reporting period.



Fort Myers:


In Fort Myers, there is something for everyone.  With warm weather all year round, the area has numerous outdoor activities right at your fingertips, such as, boating, playing golf, fishing, enjoying the wildlife, beautiful walking trails, and so much more!  Fort Myers also has numerous restaurants, plenty of shopping close by in our malls and outlets, art, history and a wide variety of festivals all year round. 


Fort Myers International Airport is easy to get to, easy to use, and offers numerous direct flights and connections to meet all of your travel needs.  Those in this area are also able to enjoy the Key West Express which allows for a 3-hour boat ride down to Key West!  Fort Myers is minutes away from Sanibel Island, Captiva, and Naples.  This area is also centrally located between three of Florida’s major cities, Orlando, Tampa and Miami. 


If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please e-mail your CV to our Physician Recruitment Office at physicianrecruitment@leehealth.org



Job ID: 72502790

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