UnityPoint Health

Director Behavioral Health Inpatient

Requisition ID
Leadership - Non-Nursing
US-IL-Rock Island
2701 17th St
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
Rock Island
RYC Inpatient Administrati- RY
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Variable days - including overnight coverage and weekends
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Responsible for the overall management, coordination, leadership, and achievement of yearly goals for the Robert Young Center (RYC) inpatient mental health and inpatient substance use disorder units. Provides leadership to incorporate the principles of evidence based practice and national standards into the daily practice environment. Responsible for financial performance, proactive leadership discretion, development of staff, planning/organizing, adherence to state specific and federal laws, program licensure requirements and accreditation standards.



COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


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Leadership Performance Indicators

·       Directs, supervises, and coordinates the management and operations of the psychiatric inpatient and substance use disorder inpatient units.

·       Establishes standards of patient care which ensure quality care and appropriate staffing levels.

·       Mentor nurse manger to determine methods of improving patient care

·       Ensures the implementation and ongoing assessment of the quality improvement program

·       Evaluates patient care on an ongoing basis through QI, patient surveys, direct observations, complaints, shift report, etc.

·       Provides effective liaison communication with the medical staff

·       Recommends solutions to problems impacting patients, staff, physicians and other hospital departments.

·       Coaches nurse manager and oversees the development of the annual budget (operational and capital)

·       Creates an environment which is conductive to the development of self-confidence, personal growth and job satisfaction.

·       Establishes realistic divisional and unit goals consistent with organizational goals.

·       Implements managerial outcomes, keeping staff appropriately informed, conducts outcome oriented meetings.

·       Provides required reports on a timely basis.

·       Applies principles of jurisprudence in matters relating to patient care, employees, hospital policy, state and federal law.

·       Ensures that staff functions within the parameters of their licensure.

·       Investigates reported occurrences with potential legal liability.

·       Participates in Risk Management by reviewing patient care and appropriate records to ensure legal parameters are maintained.

·       Establishes standard of job performance and ensures evaluation of patient care personnel.

·       Assist in employment, evaluation, coaching, discipline, termination and education of personnel

·       Maintains a safe work environment.

·       Standardize process across all work units to gain efficiencies and eliminate duplication of efforts and resources

·       Identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement in revenue production and cost reduction

·       Establishes positive working relationships with psychiatrists and other member of the medical staff

·       Serves as a consultant to other UnityPoint affiliates as requested.

·       Provides education to bring a broader scope of professional practice and the nursing process to an operation level for all nurses

·       Supports and encourages staff to act with appropriate authority over and responsibility for the work process in which they are involved. Stimulates staff to continually improve their performance thereby improving the organizations performance.

·       Ensure accuracy and timely compliance with local, state and federal quality reporting requirements.

·       Develops and oversees quality data systems to track and obtain performance improvement initiatives at both a program and individual level.

·       Coordinates and maintains internal/external audits, complaints, and investigations and helps develop action plans using performance improvement, patient safety and risk management methodologies. . .

·       Ensures all HIPAA, state and federal regulatory requirements are met with medical records and distribution.  Works with Risk Management though process improvement to mitigate and resolve any legal findings.


Fiscal Performance Indicators

·       Demonstrates innovation in the development and implementation of cost reduction strategies.

·       Demonstrates management of financial resources to meet or exceed flexible budget expectations.

·       Actively seeks and identifies strategies or sources of revenue enhancement

·       Demonstrates innovation in the delivery of quality services.

·       Lead strategically prioritized grant writing efforts and new funding proposals

·       Ensure all quality committee’s and meetings are in line with UPH Roadmap and initiatives are meeting regulatory requirements

·       Oversee and provide metrics to leadership and committees and develop action plans to obtain financial sustainability

·       Develop and manage quality data analytics for RYC scorecards. Work with departments and leaders to identify and improve metrics to include Process Improvement Quality Initiatives (PIQI)


Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·       Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·       Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·       Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·       Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA, DEA, CARF and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·       Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·       Is knowledgeable of hospital, CMHC and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.





Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field or business


Master’s degree in healthcare related field or business preferred






Five years management experience and

·       Five to seven years progressive experience in management

·       Experience in behavioral health preferred

·       Three to five years progressive  quality management experience





Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.








·       Must have considerable knowledge of quality and metric tracking systems

·       Must have demonstrated skills with budget development and management

·       Must have demonstrated practice with performance improvement

·       Must have the ability to effectively supervise and direct other staff members.

·       Have experience working with state and federal regulations in behavioral health care setting

·       Must have thorough knowledge of human behavior and performance for the assessment and treatment of behavioral health disorders to include pharmacological factors. 

·       Must demonstrate thorough knowledge of Illinois Mental Health Code, Iowa Mental Health Code, 42 CFR Part 2, National accreditation requirements

·       Must have considerable knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and current American Society of Addiction Medicine patient placement criteria and the as it relates to both mental health and substance-related disorders or able to acquire the knowledge.

·       Must have considerable knowledge of substance use disorder prevention services.

·       Must have the ability to work with a diverse population.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of clinical education requirements, standards, and practices

·       Must have the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

·       Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients, outside professionals and the general public.

·       Must have skills in the operations of computer word processing applications.



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