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Chief Executive Officer

RECOVERY CENTERS OF AMERICA

Waldorf, MD, USA

Position Overview: The CEO-Field provides overall strategic and operational direction for an RCA facility. Establish policies and objectives in accordance with directives from Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. Revise objectives and policies in response to changes in internal and external conditions. Coordinate operations between departments and other facilities. Establishes responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives. Reviews facility operations and financial statements to evaluate achievement of objectives. Work closely with the corporate headquarters to develop policies and procedures regarding overall direction of the business

 

Specific Responsibilities:
* Accountable for creating an environment and culture that focuses on fulfilling the organization's mission, vision and values.
* Operational management of clinical and non-clinical departments including but not limited to: Nursing, Admissions, Business Development, Process Improvement, Finance, Clinical Services, Regulatory Affairs that effectively drive patient care outcomes
* Ensures the facility's quality metrics are achieved through sound clinical processes following accreditation and regulatory agency guidelines.
* Recruit physicians and staff in targeted specialty areas, coordinates medical staff participation in new facility ventures and/or targets, develops new areas of medical care to offer at the facility.
* Supervises the development of comprehensive outpatient care and ambulatory programs. Develops positive relationships with local industry, local government, potential key health care providers, and the general public.
* Ensures the timely submission of month-end financial and operational reviews, contributes to the development of and participation in corporate-wide strategic planning efforts.
* Communicates circumstances and events of operations to supervisor and other appropriate people to keep all apprised.
* Achieves budgeted financial objectives.
* Effectively manages contract negotiations and compliance with the commercial payor community.
* Increases revenues and income before inter-company allocations, achieve the margins percentage, and implements operating cost controls in the areas of staffing, supplies, purchased services, etc.
* Focus on census building efforts and strategic planning.

 

Education and Experience:
* Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree is preferred
* Currently working as a behavioral executive, i.e. CEO at a Behavioral Health facility, substance abuse facility, or as a Director of a large acute care facility with a focus on substance abuse
* 15+ years of experience working in a substance abuse or psychiatric facility.
* Solid knowledge of behavioral health management practices and clinical operations.
* An advanced knowledge of state and federal regulatory and various accreditation requirements related to behavioral health management.
* Working knowledge of operations and financial management and marketing methods.

 

Competencies:
* Strategic Thinking: Develops a workable plan to get from current to the desired goal. The effective CEO can see ahead clearly and anticipate consequences and trends accurately, has broad knowledge and perspective and can translate this into a plan based on key strategies that will provide long lasting progress for the company.
* Communication: The CEO must communicate effectively not only internally but externally too with the Board, the financial community, customers, suppliers and the community.
* Builds an Effective Executive Team - Getting a management team and different functional areas in concert and working together is an important skill. The CEO's responsibility is to manage the business in such a way that departments and individuals work together to fulfill the vision.
* Business Acumen - The CEO must have the following attributes:

* Knowledge about trends, practices, and policies affecting the industry and business
* A firm understanding of competitors and a good grasp of effective strategies and tactics that work in the marketplace
* Continuous learning: A quick, relentless, and versatile learner. Can analyze both successes and failures and learn from the experience.
* Ability to sift through vast amounts of information, solicit opportunities and possibilities, and communicate effectively to others.
* Ability to blend intuition with analytical skills.

* Customer focus - Clear understanding of customers' needs, preferences, interests, timelines and decision-making criteria. Focusing on meeting those needs and doing so profitably means success for both the company and the customer. Long-term customer satisfaction builds loyal.
* Financial acumen. While much of this often falls to the CFO, the CEO must have solid financial acumen, such that they understand the key leverage points in the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet as well as the critical aspects of ensuring short-term cash flow and long-term profitability. It is often said that cash is king and certainly cash flow is key to success.


Work Environment: Works in a professional environment including professional offices, clinics, hospitals, or out-patient facilities.

 

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected

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