In collaboration with the senior director, the clinical director oversees the delivery of high quality equitable clinical services; assessment services; consultation services for the university community; policy development; recruitment, supervision, and training of all professional, trainee, and administrative support staff.
The clinical director serves as a member of the Mental Health and Behavioral Health Collaborative Team (i.e. Sr. Director Clinical, Clinical Director, and Assistant Director) and participates on area, divisional and university committees and task forces.
The clinical director provides direct service to students and manages urgent needs of students or community members after traditional business hours. Periodically, this position may be asked to lead or contribute to either ad hoc or ongoing division/campus projects outside the scope of their day-to-day activities.
The university seeks an individual with a strong interest in working at a mission driven, faith-based institution and who has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The role of a clinical director in working with students and the responsibilities of the position are significantly tethered in the university’s contemporary Roman Catholic mission.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Serves in a lead role, working with the Mental Health and Behavioral Health (MHBH) Collaborative Leadership Team to:
a) Manage and enhance the utilization and processes of electronic medical record software (Point and Click) with a specific focus on integrated care as multiple clinical units use Point and Click.
b) Leads assessment and evaluation efforts of clinical services and practices seeking to ensure alignment with mental and behavioral health best practices, USD’s co-curricular learning outcomes and supports the continual enhancement practices that support health equity. Responsible for clinical data collection and report creation.
c) Maintains and updates policies and guidelines that align with federal, state, and local requirements and the best practices for the provision of mental and behavioral health services and health equity within university settings.
d) Ensures the provision of services and supports that are consistent with university strategic initiatives, mission, and values.
e) Responsible for communication regarding services and programs, which includes creating a comprehensive review of annual clinical service activities and working closely with our health promotion team on campaigns and outreach efforts. Develop and present educational and prevention programs.
f) Maintains and enhances processes for work-flow and data management related to medical leaves of absences and other Academic Affairs requests.
g) Provides training and compliance oversight regarding policies and procedures to clinical staff and front desk staff.
h) Coordinates triage and crisis coverage schedules and works with campus partners to ensure communication of coverage. Takes a lead role on coordinating after hours ProtoCall services.
i) Provides direct administrative supervision and annual evaluation to assigned clinical staff and unit executive assistant. This includes coordination of various team meetings.
j) Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with colleagues and campus partners to best support the well-being of individuals and the campus community during crisis situations; supports Integrated Care processes and meetings, Sensitive Issues Team Meetings (SIT) and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) meetings when needed.
k) Exhibits a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all professional activities and duties. Is able to infuse anti-racism practices into clinical services, programs and recruitment efforts.
l) Assumes Sr. Director Responsibilities, participates in a lead various campus committees / task forces, when requested and engages in other administrative duties assigned, when needed.
Psychological Assessment, Short-term Counseling for Students:
a) Conduct comprehensive psychological assessments
b) Develop treatment plans based on diagnostic information
c) Conduct individual, group, couples, and family counseling and psychotherapy following legal, clinical, ethical and professional standards
d) Provide referrals to agencies and practitioners, internal and external to USD. Engage in clinical care coordination activities.
Consultation and Training:
a) Provide consultation, training and support to various stakeholders within the campus community.
b) Develop and provide seminars for interns and other trainees, as needed to support an APA approved predoctoral clinical training program, other clinical training efforts and the needs of the USD community.
c) Provide clinical supervision to interns and other trainees, as assigned to support an APA approved predoctoral clinical training program, other clinical training efforts and the needs of the USD community.
Urgent Direct Services / Crisis intervention:
a) Urgent and crisis intervention includes coverage of MHBH triage hours and additional support for triage during peak times; after hours crisis response. and clinical supervision of interns and other trainees.
b) Assessment of potential for suicide, homicide or other risk factors.
c) Assessment for possible hospitalization/need for intensive mental health care.
d) Initiate legally mandated reporting as required by clinical license of suspected child abuse or elder abuse.
e) Initiate legally mandated reporting of risk or danger to others.
f) Provide care coordination with student(s), families / caregivers, USD community partners, and external community partners and ensure all clinical follow-up occurs, as appropriate.
g) Provide individual or group debriefings/postvention interventions in response to distressing events.
h) On a rotating basis, be available for after-hours, emergency consultation with university officials, ProtoCall counseling services, students, families and other stakeholders.