Posted: Feb 12, 2021

Regional Hospital Administrator/Chief Executive Officer

Full-time
Application Deadline: N/A
Health Services

DBHDD Division Information

The State of Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking a Regional Hospital Administrator (RHA) / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for East Central Regional Hospital (ECRH). ECRH serves 33 counties and operates two campuses. Gracewood campus opened in 1921 and the August campus opened in 1969. During the summer of 2003 the two campuses combined to form ECRH as we know it now. ECRH also has two Community Integration Homes.

Operated by DBHDD, the 259-bed capacity facility can serve 71 Forensic, 73 Adult Mental Health, and 115 Intellectual/Developmental Disability individuals/patients. The Augusta campus supports those individuals/patients assigned to Adult Mental Health, General Mental Health, and Forensic Inpatient Services. ECRH's Gracewood campus is home to the hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit and Intermediate Care Facility.

Regional Hospital Administrator (RHA) / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for East Central Regional Hospital (ECRH)
Under administrative direction of DBHDD's Director, Division of Hospital Services, the RHA is responsible for direction of ECRH and its community integration homes (ClH's). This encompasses 24-7 responsibility for inpatient and residential treatment / services, management and administration of 1,100 + direct care, programmatic, operational and support staff, operation / maintenance of the associated facilities and equipment, and budget development and administration. The RHA also has responsibility for liaison and local oversight of a contractual relationship between DBHDD and Augusta University providing some 100 of the aforementioned 1,100 staff focused in the areas of psychiatric/behavioral health and nursing services.


Roles and Responsibilities:

The RHA will lead an Interdisciplinary Team to:

  • Plan, organize, direct and be accountable for the delivery of healthcare and forensic services within the hospital and associated community integration homes. Monitor programs/activities, service delivery and outcomes, and identify opportunities to improve the provision of services. Coordinate with DBHDD Leadership to ensure service delivery and outcomes are effective, efficient and quality in nature, and compliant with departmental, state and federal regulatory agencies and certification bodies.

  • Implement and sustain ECRH's strategic and operational plan and develop/modify policies and protocols to enhance/sustain quality service delivery and performance. Establish/monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPl's) for hospital services and assess system performance, identify gaps/issues and propose/drive solutions.

  • Establish and ensure that appropriate objectives and priorities are set for ECRH; communicate objectives and priorities to leadership; monitor results and adjust as organizational needs/circumstances dictate.

  • Oversee a diverse range of direct care, programmatic, operational and support functions, activities and staff.

  • Develop and administer departmental policies supportive of ECRH objectives, and ensure compliance with applicable departmental, state, federal and regulatory/compliance bodies (TJC, etc.). Maintain and ensure that facilities are attentive to and compliant with departmental and relevant regulatory body requirements/certification.

  • Ensure that ECRH leadership develops and administers program budgets supportive of quality and contiguous services.

  • Create/maintain a high-performance learning environment characterized by positive leadership and teamwork.

  • Collect and analyze information from staff and entities across ECRH. Prepare and distribute accountability reporting to include status of services, perceived program/system quality and overall service delivery impact.

  • Build and maintain key internal and stakeholder relationships in support of hospital services.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Core Competences/Skill Sets

  • Knowledge of large health care program execution and delivery, including specific experience in the management/administration of 24-7 direct care facilities proving behavioral health and/or forensic services
  • Demonstrated commitment to the concepts of recovery and competency restoration
  • Ability to professionally challenge the ways things are done and implement improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement creative solutions to complex organization/system-wide issues
  • Fact finding and investigatory skills. Proven ability to anticipate issues, formulate remedial action and manage/oversee remediation through completion
  • Demonstrated understanding of the civil rights of institutionalized persons
  • Familiarity/expertise with National Healthcare accrediting bodies and related compliance, regulatory and certification matters
  • Ability to build relationships, credibility and ultimately trust
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders (individuals/families, legislators, inter and intra-agency staff, providers, advocacy groups, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills
  • Monitor, synthesize and report on progress/results

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college/university

  • Six years of healthcare management/supervisory experience OR Two years of experience at the lower level or position equivalent.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:  

  • An advanced degree in a related field (Psychology, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, etc.)

  • At least five years of behavioral health hospital management experience, with at least three years at the CEO level or equivalent

  • Significant experience leading, managing and coordinating forensic behavioral health services

  • Demonstrated experience improving behavioral health services at a CEO level in a large complex behavioral health organization

  • Familiarity of, and successful experience with, addressing regulatory and compliance issues involving TJC, CMS, etc.

  • Demonstrated commitment to competency restoration and the concept of recovery

  • Demonstrated experience improving behavioral health services at a CEO level in a large complex behavioral health organization

  • Familiarity of, and successful experience with, addressing regulatory and compliance issues involving TJC, CMS, etc.

  • Demonstrated commitment to competency restoration and the concept of recovery

How To Apply:

Please visit the below link to formally apply.

https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=HEA05SB&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York