Senior Vice President for Outpatient Services | 12.2018

Location: Gainesville, FL


Position Summary:


This is a highly responsible position in the Center's Executive Management Team. The Senior Vice President is responsible for overseeing the Adult and Children's Outpatient Behavioral Health and Specialty Programs for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. This will involve the coordination and overall supervision of these programs. The role of the Senior Vice-President is to ensure that care is safe, effective, person centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. He/she is expected to interact with stakeholders, internal and external, and to represent Meridian's management team to these stakeholders. This highly professional position is responsible for administering, planning, organizing and directing multi-components for multiple programs within the outpatient programs. Duties include clinical supervision, budgeting, management of Staff and Service Delivery within the Program, liaison to agencies in the Community served by the program, compliance with contracts and regulatory authorities and participation in center-wide initiatives.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • **Must hold clear and active Florida License (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC). LCSW preferred.
  • Master's degree in field specific to area managed.
  • Five years progressively higher level management experience.
  • Minimum 7-10 years' experience in area managed in a medium to large scale medical or behavioral health environment.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the operational needs, costs and environmental needs of a behavioral health facility.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to negotiate effectively with managements, contractors, funding sources, and consumers.

Drivers Requirement:
Strong preference given to those who qualify as Center Driver.  Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record. 
In order to qualify as a Center Driver, the candidate must at least 21 years of age and have an active Florida Driver's license.  Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed for eligibility.  No more than 3 moving violations and/or accidents within the past 3 years and no major violations during the past 5 years. Drivers over 65 years old must provide a current doctor's note stating they have no driving limitations. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

The Senior Vice President participates in program development, market analysis, grant writing efforts, verbal presentations and quality projects. The Senior Vice President works with the Executive Leadership Team, the COO, and the CFO as well as others to ensure that the goals and objectives of the strategic plan are monitored and obtained, quality of services are maintained, service projections are attained and that new services are developed and implemented. The work requires specialized management, financial, and/or business expertise. The work requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities.

Reports: Vice President, Director(s), Manager(s), Clinical, and Administrative staff


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist.  The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.