Seattle Children’s Strategic Plan is a roadmap for our future. It charts a course so we can achieve our aspirations on behalf of kids and families everywhere. We’re transforming child health through four Mission Objectives and two Strategic Imperatives, each with a focus area that taps into our strengths today, while also laying the groundwork for tomorrow — and beyond. One of our mission objectives is to address the greatest challenges in children’s health – Mental & Behavioral Health. We are responding to the urgent youth mental health crisis in our communities. This effort relies on a well-constructed continuum of care that includes early intervention, integrated services, improved access and better outcomes. We are looking for a Senior Director, Mental & Behavioral Health who has limitless compassion and relentless curiosity to help us address this challenge and advance our mission: Transforming Child Health.
As the Senior Director, Mental & Behavioral Health you’ll collaborate with Children's leadership, the Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and other strategic partners to develop, implement and evaluate a strategy for the full continuum of child and adolescent mental and behavioral health services. In collaboration with the Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, you’ll direct, manage and evaluate all elements of the Mental and Behavioral Health Program on a 24/7 basis to achieve continuous quality improvement, customer service, programmatic growth and financial requirements in multiple sites of care supporting the mission of Seattle Children’s Hospital. This includes oversight and development of all components of clinical operations (matrix relationship for inpatient care and emergency department mental health program, direct accountability for ambulatory and program operations), facilities, capital and operating budgets and staffing for program and sites of care. You’ll function in effective partnerships with faculty, work towards shared decision-making, and collaborate closely with key internal and external stakeholders to define the strategic direction, effectively implement plans, and steward financial resources. You will direct and manage contracted services to meet patient and organization needs and develop, implement and manage the strategic plan to respond to anticipated trends, changes in treatment, economics or patient needs.
As the Senior Director, you’ll develop and sustain interdisciplinary relationships, committees and manage special projects that contribute to the program. You will also develop and sustain community relations to support the continuum of care for mental health patients with other mental health providers and work with Government Affairs and other state and community organizations and agencies to influence the funding of state resources for mental health services.
Required Education/Experience: - Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Nursing or related field - Minimum five (5) years of strategic leadership experience developing and enhancing care delivery programs, business development and management and developing leaders and effective care teams within a large, complex organization
Required Credentials: - N/A
Preferred: - Experience in mental and behavioral health program management - Experience with strategy and business development - Experience with operational leadership - Experience in an academic hospital - Experience in a pediatric facility - Experience in Toyota Production System or lean methodology - Experience with equity, diversity, and inclusion work
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2021-38346
About Seattle Children's
Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE
Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.
In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.
As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recogniz...e the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.