Director Behavioral Health Services
Job Description

    A strong commitment to service excellence, positive clinical outcomes, cost efficiency, performance enhancement and high business ethics is required. Comprehensive knowledge in the area of specialty with a results-oriented and patient-centered focus. Supports the strategic vision of the organization. A personal commitment to treat all Health System customers with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism and adherence to the University Health System Commitment to Service Excellence behaviors and standards.

    Responsible for development and oversight of the System’s behavioral health projects including those related to all aspects of the Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program and necessary collaboration with internal and community stakeholders. Develops, monitors and reports all quality outcome data related to Behavioral Health. Provides administrative support for the Chief of Behavioral Medicine.

Job Requirements

Masters degree in Nursing, Social Work, Counseling, Health Administration, Public Health, or Public Administration preferred. Licensure per respective discipline in Texas required. Five years of experience in administrative program oversight with increasing level of responsibility is required as applicable. A minimum of 3 years clinical or administrative experience, or its equivalent, in a health related agency is highly recommended. Familiarity and previous experience collaborating with community stakeholders and knowledge of behavioral health resources within Bexar County is highly desirable.

Company Overview

Owned by the people of Bexar County, University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center. In partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, the practice plan of The University of Texas Health Science Center, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research. Just recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked University Hospital as the Best Metro Hospital and Best for nephrology and urology. Also, University Hospital is the only pediatric trauma center for San Antonio and South Texas. The trauma team at University Hospital is recognized for its expertise in treating serious injuries and burns in children by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS verified University Hospital as a pediatric trauma center in October 2012, after a lengthy application process and site visit.

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