Director of Acute Care Operations

Welcome! Your Meridian Career Starts Here!

Position Title: Director of Acute Care Operations

Location: Gainesville, FL, 

Salary: $92,400 - $96,000 | Exempt

Ready to make a positive impact in someone else's life?

Starting your career journey with Meridian is just the way to do it!

Why Meridian?

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non-profit organization with roots in the mental

health community since the 1960's. Since that time, we've expanded to 13 counties in

North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing

mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

We want you! We welcome your knowledge, experience,

story and expertise!

- Develops operational workflows that effectively and efficiently implement the administrative and clinical protocols and requirements with input from the CCO, CMO, VP of Access and Admissions and ADON.

- Provides leadership to assist in developing a departmental culture that promotes the use of data in decision-making.

- Ensures transparency with staff, consumers, and other stakeholders about their performance.

- Provides leadership that encourages a culture of learning and innovation and supports professional growth and achievement of others. Supports staff engagement and incentivizes performance.

- Assists in the hiring, orientation, performance reviews, and recommendations regarding disciplinary action when necessary.

Who are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Management, or related field from an accredited college or university. 
  • Capacity minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience. 
  • Current licensure in the state of Florida preferred - LMHC, LMFT or LCSW. Experience in CSU preferred.

- Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements.

What You Will Love!

- Friendly, flexible and lively work environment - To all Meridian

employees we offer free activities including Zumba and Yoga. We also

believe in companywide celebrations and blood drives. Our employee

engagement committee is always coming up with other fun activities for


- Work-life balance - Generous PTO accrual for vacation, sick leave and


- Healthcare - Several health insurance plan options available including tax

sheltered health savings account. Vision, dental, retirement, life insurance,

and AD&D also available.

- Wellness Programs - Employees have an opportunity to earn a monthly

discount on their medical plan premiums by participating in the Vitality

wellness program, Employee Assistance Program

- Compensation & Retirement - Competitive salaries and 403(b)

retirement savings with company match.

- Growth & Education- Opportunities for growth and career advancement.

Tuition reimbursement. Public service loan forgiveness and free clinical


- Perks - Cell phone plan discounts, travel and gym membership discount

programs, LegalShield, pet insurance and more!

- Bonus structures/Incentives

Our Hiring Process:

- We pre-screen your application. If we find that your skills are a match for the

position you applied for we will then send your resume over to the hiring

manager to schedule an interview with you.

- If the interview is successful a Recruiter from our Human Resources

Department will reach out to you with a verbal job offer and send over your

background paperwork as well as your Meridian Follow Up & Next Steps.

- After you have cleared the background screening process. Your recruiter will

then send you an overview with expectations for New Employee Orientation

(NEO) start date.

Our team is committed to helping you grow into the best version of yourself you were

always meant to be. Thank you for considering joining the Meridian family!

How to apply:

If you are interested in making an impact while positively impacting the community apply


Simply apply through this website or visit us directly at

Join us in our mission to bring education about mental illnesses and substance

use disorders and the treatment of those affected to the world.

Hope, Recovery, and Wellness are within everyone's reach.

Meridian is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and

promoting the most qualified employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race,

color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, marital

status, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or

because they are a protected veteran or other non-merit based factors.