Senior Director of Behavioral Health Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has been ranked as the best children's hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and Parents Magazine in recent years. The hospital is located next to the University of Pennsylvania and its physicians serve as the pediatrics department of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. CHOP as a Magnet® designated facility is recognized for clinical excellence and quality patient care, this designation exemplifies CHOP’s pursuit of the highest quality of care through transformational leadership and innovations in professional nursing practice. CHOP’s network consists of the main campus complex with 546-beds; The Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Research Center, home to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and most of the institution's research investigations; The Richard D. Wood Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center, which houses many outpatient clinical services and serves as a referral center for area pediatricians; Children's Seashore House, a medical care and rehabilitation facility for children with chronic illnesses and severe developmental disabilities; The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, which opened in 2015 on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus, and is the nation’s most state-of-the-art facility for outpatient medicine.
The Senior Director of Behavioral Health will assume responsibility for a 12 bed Medical Behavior Unit (MBU) as well as Psychiatric services provided throughout CHOP. Total FTEs: approx. 150. Direct reports include a Manager of the MPU, a Manager for the Behavioral Health Analysts, a Psych Tech Supervisor, a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Manager of the Adolescent Unit (dotted line reporting). The Senior Director reports to the ACNO. The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at CHOP provides emotional and behavioral health services for infants, children and teens. Their experts conduct thorough evaluations with all patients and use a biopsychosocial model to identify biological, environmental, psychological and academic factors that contribute to a child's condition.
• BSN required; MSN preferred. • Five years of progressive leadership experience in an AMC or complex healthcare environment. • Knowledge of Magnet and ability to work in and promote a professional practice environment. • Demonstrated ability to develop an environment that achieves clinical outcomes and excellence in patient experience. • Able to partner with physicians and other disciplines and departments in the care of the Behavioral Health patients.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. History and art are pervasive in the city proper. Culture is well?established in Philly, too, as evidenced by the array of art galleries, music venues and theaters, as well as the nation's oldest art museum. Every section of Philly is distinct. Neighborhoods include Fishtown and Old City, where dozens of restaurants and bars provide opportunities to socialize. Fairmount and Chestnut Hill with boutique shops and upscale townhomes. Small public parks are interspersed throughout the city. These green spaces bring welcome relief from the daily hustle and bustle and are an integral part of the City of Brotherly Love.
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