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Through a history of successful joint-venture partnerships and management agreements, we work with hospitals to more effectively meet the needs of their patients, maintain employee satisfaction and generate long-term quality outcomes for their entire organization.

Lifepoint Rehabilitation has more than 30 years of experience managing comprehensive rehabilitation services at more than 1,000 sites nationwide. We are fully dedicated to our partners and delivering on the promise made to patients. This is achieved through providing customized, in-house solutions, via contract management or joint venture partnerships.

Director Behavioral Health

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Req ID 488552 Post Date Nov. 06, 2023 CategoryBehavioral Health FacilityLifepoint Rehabilitation


 $20,000 Sign-on/Retention Bonus!

At Lifepoint Behavioral Health, we specialize in compassionate behavioral health services, including crisis stabilization for acute mental health and substance use disorders. Our philosophy is built on a psychosocial model of care and follows the core principles of resilience, recovery and restoration. Our teams are committed to providing superior patient care that exceeds industry standards as well as patient expectations.

Success within a company doesn’t just happen. It requires committed teams of talented people who understand and embrace an organization’s goals and work together at the highest level to achieve them. Join our team of interdisciplinary doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts today!

We are seeking a Director of Behavioral Health to join the team at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico!

As the Director of Behavioral Health you will

  • Assumes personal responsibility for obtaining and maintaining professional development and education. Maintains or obtains relevant licensure as appropriate

  • Utilizes management,  financial, regulatory,  clinical and systems knowledge  to assess market needs, functioning of units/services, programs,  and staff; gathers  data from  a variety  of sources in systematic manner, tracking, trending  and analyzing and synthesizing performance  indicators.

  • Demonstrates leadership in planning programs/services, interventions, policies, plans of correction, and management of staff.   Initiates and pursues program ideas, responding to community/market need, regulatory changes, patient service needs and quality service demands.

  • Demonstrates  proficiency and skill in program  direction as exhibited by:
    • Coordinates  operations  of services  to assure the program  philosophy  is implemented;  including recruitment  of key positions to assure adequate  professionals  are available  to achieve  this objective.
    • Identifies new strategic program opportunities within the full continuum of care.  Designs, implements, and evaluates new program services.

    • Engages in marketing and community relations activities to promote program and services.   Assesses participant referrals, as appropriate to determine clinical appropriateness and level of care recommendations.

    • Provides oversight of human and fiscal resource utilization and financial performance, maintaining budgetary and safety guidelines.

    • Accepts participation in special projects, other duties and appointments to hospital/local/regional committees as appropriate.

    • In conjunction with the DVP, Clinical Operations, BH or designee and Hospital Chief Clinical Officer, sets expectations for standards of outpatient and inpatient practice, developing and implementing ongoing programs to measure, assess and improve the delivery of quality patient care

  • Ensures program compliance with all federal and state regulations.  Stays abreast of regulatory changes impacting the provision of care and continually monitors CMS, TJC, and other prevailing governing bodies for most current guidance and trends.  Modifies the program on an ongoing basis to ensure full compliance with statutes as well as optimal patient outcomes


As a Director of Behavioral Healthyou will have:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy,  Professional Counseling or BSN in Nursing preferred.

  • Licensure in State of Practice.  Independent Practice Scope Licensure preferred.

  • 5 years of leadership experience.

  • 7 years of experience in the discipline.

  • CPR Certified and able to perform CPR techniques

  • CPI/Handle with Care certified and able to complete physical management training and perform physical management techniques.

  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills, diplomacy, and relationship building.

  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals and handle complex situations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Attention to detail and timely follow up.


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