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Providence Senior Director, Behavioral Health in Portland, Oregon



This Senior Director will oversee the Integrated Behavioral Health program within the ambulatory care group. This position will provide strategic leadership and administrative direction throughout primary and specialty care, along with continuous improvement and development across the Behavioral Health division. Ensures the accomplishment of the organization's vision, mission and values, strategic goals and achieving Triple Aim while creating a Behavioral Health infrastructure with standardized pathways and processes ensuring continuity of care with a personalized patient experience.


  • Develops and implements a strategy of integrated, coordinated care throughout Providence Medical Group (PMG), including primary and specialty care.

  • Facilitates, coordinates and is accountable for all services supporting behavioral patients through every phase of their wellness at all eight campuses.

  • Develops and implements a regional care coordination strategy for behavioral health across PMG and in coordination with Ambulatory and Acute Care.

  • Build and facilitate strong partnerships with caregivers, physicians, providers and leaders to move forward strategic initiatives.

  • Hires, directs, coaches and monitors the performance of all direct reports, to develop and maintain a high-performance team that meets organizational and department goals.

  • Designs, develops, implements and evaluates PMG Behavioral Health infrastructure to achieve the highest level of service, Providence strategic goals and Triple Aim.

  • Responsible for budget development, regular monitoring, accountability and meeting all operational targets for all areas within span of control. Directs all financial activities to ensure that PMG Behavioral Health meets their fiscal objectives, including anticipating targeted outcomes, personnel, capital equipment and supplies.

  • Provides and oversees team's delivery of customer service in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

  • Works with Communications and Public Relations to develop and implement an effective communication program with integrity around PMG Behavioral Health for the region.

  • Works with the Chief Behavioral Health Officer, key administrators and Providence support services to provide advice and support that relate to the service and financial success of Behavioral Health and Providence.

  • Contributes to special projects that require multi-disciplinary approaches, serving as counsel and facilitator to build bridges with other departments and support services.


  • Doctorate Degree in behavioral health related field (Social Work, Psychology, etc.).

  • Related Oregon licensure

  • 7 years of senior level operations administration and management experience in Primary Care Behavioral Health and other Behavioral Health clinic services.

  • Experience to include successful application of knowledge in finance, compliant charging practices, organizational systems, personnel and facility management, reimbursement strategies, regulatory agency compliance, and physician relations.

  • Strong strategic and business development planning experience

  • Experience with multiple services including outpatient services.

  • Strong team working and collaborative skills.

  • Expert knowledge in:

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

  • ACES research and evaluation strategies

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence is located in areas ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 164551
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Behavioral Health
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 5011 PMG N BH PSYCHOLOGY
Address: OR Portland 4400 NE Halsey St
Pay Range: $68.38 - $112.28
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.