Company Name:

Wellbridge Addiction Treatment and Research


Calverton, New York

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Administrative, Clinician, Psychiatry, Adult Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation

Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

July 26, 2019

Clinical Director

Position Summary

The Clinical Director oversees the rehabilitation program, and serves as the administrator responsible for the day-to-day operation of a licensed rehabilitation program. Carries out the Wellbridge vision, values and overall strategic planning, clinical management, patient care, budgeting, financial management and quality management. Promotes service standards and creates a patient-focused caring environment while addressing and meeting the individual needs of all patients. Fosters an environment of collaboration and respect with physician colleagues, nurses and other healthcare team members.


1. Support a culture of high quality of care across organization.

2. Provide on-site clinical leadership to all treatment programs.

3. Work collaboratively with the Medical Director to oversee the development of personalized treatment plans for each individual Wellbridge patient.

4. Maintain understanding of current treatments, knowledge, and practices in addiction care.

5. Serve as a member of the Wellbridge senior management team.

6. Strategically identify opportunities for translational medicine and innovation.

7. Collaborate with Wellbridge research team to develop a measurement-based care system to guide program improvement.

8. Foster clinician and staff development.

9. Manage and promote relationship with academic and research institutions to promote addiction research and training.

Program Management

1. Provide management for daily operations of the clinical services.

2. Develop and maintain policies and procedures to ensure quality services for clients and accountability for staff.

3. Provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of the clinical program to ensure that patient needs and Wellbridge standards are met.

4. Maintain documentation, patient files, and statistics as required by agency policies and funding sources.

5. Manage patient outcome tracking in patient and research database.

6. Regularly review outcome data to manage staff and program performance.

7. Monitor trends and make informed decisions regarding service provisions.

8. Work closely with the Wellbridge research division to design novel protocols to rigorously test and improve clinical program outcomes.

9. Prioritize the use of best and evidence-based practices, including researching programming trends and current practices being used in the field.

Supervision and Support

1. Model the Wellbridge philosophy of patient-centeredness, empowerment, and cultural proficiency.

2. Manage all members of clinical staff, including hiring and evaluating job performance.

3. Provide regular individual clinical supervision to therapists.

4. Provide clinical supervision to non-licensed therapists and clinical interns.

5. Manage concerns relating to coverage, productivity, customer service skills, and workload expectations.

6. Meet regularly with marketing and patient service representatives to identify ways to improve the Wellbridge consumer experience.

7. Provide administrative support, supervision, and consultation to support and broaden staff skill levels.

8. Provide crisis support to therapists and patients, as needed.

Planning and Coordination

1. Conduct regular clinical team meetings.

2. Work closely with the advocacy, residential, and legal teams to coordinate services to patients.

3. Maintain a working relationship with Wellbridge’s referral network and outside agencies.

4. Coordinate meetings with other mental health providers and addiction programs.

5. Meet with the Executive Leadership team to review issues affecting patient care, patient satisfaction, and general operations and performance.

6. Assist with community presentations, as applicable.

Required Qualifications

1. PhD in Psychology or LCSW from an accredited university.

2. Licensed, in good standing, as a clinician in the State of New York.

3. Clinical experience providing treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience implementing a high-quality evidence-based treatment protocol in an addiction rehabilitation environment.

2. Experience evaluating program effectiveness and implementing data-driven process improvement, preferably in medical education or hospital administration.

3. Knowledge of medication assisted treatment (MAT) and how behavioral interventions can support and improve outcomes for MAT.

4. Experience in the delivery of evidence-based behavioral treatments for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

5. Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering high-quality addiction inpatient care.

6. Experience managing and prioritizing various projects and ability to make decisions as warranted.

7. Strong problem solving, conceptual, analytical, and communication skills.

8. Ability to deal with complex issues using academic and administrative judgment with a high degree of discretion and diplomacy.

9. Ability to create a positive, respectful, collaborative, and team-focused environment.

10. Experience with therapeutic groups (preferably addiction-oriented), therapeutic communities, and inpatient care.

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