St. John's Riverside Hospital

  • Director, Behavioral Health

    Job ID
    Facility Name
    Behavioral Health
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours Per Week
    Work Shift
    9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday includes weekends and holidays as needed
    Posted Salary
  • Overview

    St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.


    St. John’s has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its’ commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals’ vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John’s dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.


    St. John’s Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.


    Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong


    The Director is responsible for the administration of all aspects of their Department including the design and implementation of policies and procedures in accordance with OASAS regulatory and JCAHO standards. Develops long-term plans for the program incorporating the philosophy of the agency with concrete objectives on a programmatic level. Maintains a solid understanding of clinical issues and develops targeted plans that will maximize the effectiveness of the program. Maintains awareness of resources available in the agency to support and actualize targeted plans, both programmatically and concerning staff development. Ensures scheduling that promotes an organized approach to program operations. Clearly conveys agency policies, OASAS regulations, and instructions to all staff. Orchestrates the overall operation of the program keeping abreast of its progress and effectively intervening to prevent unnecessary difficulties from arising. Offers appropriate staff support and education when delegating to better ensure optimal results. Responsible for the routine program and new program costs. Has the ability to remain within budgetary limitations. Maintains awareness of the current trends in reimbursement such as managed care, Medicaid and Medicare. Conducts through investigations and analyzes problem situations as the need arises. Participates in or leads Performance Improvement Activities.


    Master’s degree in applicable human services field preferred. Qualified health professional; New York State Credential Alcoholism Counselor, Registered Nurse or Certified Social Worker, etc. is required. Minimum of three years of supervisory experience in an alcohol and/or substance abuse program is required. Care Management experience required.


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