Psychologist - Behavioral Health Director - Nashville, Tennessee United States - 20889

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Job #: 20889
Title: Psychologist - Behavioral Health Director
Job Location: Nashville, Tennessee - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO


Join the fastesat growing government business of a nationally recognized managed care organization.

The Behavioral Health Support Director shall be responsible for working with the Behavioral Health Medical Director to oversee the ongoing management of Behavior Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Stabilization Services and shall provide ongoing leadership to ensure the efficacy of these supports.

Our client is nationally known for the innovative programs to provide employment and opportunities to integrate IDD patients in main stream community.



Interprets existing Behavioral Health and LTSS policies and develops new policies based on changes in the healthcare or medical arena.

Supports the Care Coordination, Support Coordination and Systems of Support staff ensuring timely and consistent responses to members and providers.

Collaborates with the Behavioral Health Medical Director and the LTSS Medical Director to ensure the integration of physical and behavioral health services and supports and LTSS.

Oversees quality improvement initiatives regarding behavior supports

Oversees the use of appropriate psychotropic medications for the LTSS population.

Collaborates with the LTSS training team to provide ongoing BH training to LTSS staff

Identifies and develops opportunities for innovation to increase effectiveness and quality.

Conducts pre-certification, concurrent review, and appeals of Behavioral Health OP services

Mentors Behavioral Health Care Management staff by assisting in training, attending utilization management rounds, and serving on interdepartmental initiatives

May assist in developing a program around psychological and neuropsychological testing

Serve as committee chair for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Committee

Lead Integrated Support Coordination Team that will support ,members in the new ECF CHOICES benefits Intensive Behavioral Community Transition and Stabilization services and Intensive Behavioral Family-Centered Treatment, Stabilization and Supports geared toward recovery and tapering down of services so the person can fully participate in their community.

Lead or participate internally, with other MCOs, providers and the state regarding best practices for supporting HCBS IDD members with BH needs and implementation of programs necessary to provide better and more integrated supports to individuals served in Medicaid programs


Requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D in clinical/counseling psychology

Applied Behavior Analysis or current Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Must possess an active unrestricted Tennessee license to practice as a Psychologist

Requires 5 years of experience providing clinical behavior support services, including at least 2 years of experience serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  

Experience with Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) is preferred

Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Must have strong organizational and analytical skills

Requires strong PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

20% - 25% local and state travel required (minimum overnight travel)

5+ to 7 years’ experience


University - PhD