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Director, Behavioral Health Clinical Learning Collaborative

Foundation for Healthy Communities

In our work with partners statewide, the Foundation’s key objectives are to improve total population health by promoting innovative, high value quality practices within organizations and communities; to lead change strategies that educate, create and sustain healthier communities and make the healthy choice the easy choice; and to promote access to affordable health care and resources that support the well-being of all people.

With the goal of creating a healthier New Hampshire, the Foundation for Healthy Communities focuses on health prevention and education, access to affordable health care as well as insurance coverage, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, patient and family engagement strategies, health equity and health disparities of care, emergency preparedness and response, behavioral health and the opioid crisis, and many other areas of priority. 


Reports to:  Executive Director

FLSA Status:  Full-time/Exempt/Salaried

The Foundation for Healthy Communities seeks an experienced facilitator with project management skills to oversee a learning collaborative focused on supporting frontline hospital emergency department and community mental health center staff in the immediate evaluation, management and treatment of patients with behavioral health emergencies and their longer-term care pending disposition to an appropriate level of care. The learning collaborative will bring together diverse stakeholders to improve the quality of care in hospital emergency departments by establishing and promoting an efficient, consistent and measurable system of care for these patients and their families.  This is a two-year learning collaborative beginning in 2019.

Essential Duties:

Learning Collaborative Facilitation:  The position will be responsible for the overall facilitation of the learning collaborative.  The Director is responsible for the recruiting, management, and support of all learning collaborative participants.  This will include staff from hospital emergency departments, community mental health centers, mobile crisis response teams, the Department of Health and Human Services and New Hampshire Hospital, and other stakeholders.  The Director will also support an advisory committee for the learning collaborative, maintain relationships with funders, and provide connections to interested parties outside of the learning collaborative.  The Director is responsible for maintaining all functions of the collaborative, including planning, evaluation, and reporting.

Technical Assistance:  The Director will work directly with participants to implement quality improvement interventions identified by the learning collaborative members.  The Director will assist emergency departments and their community mental health center partners in replicating best practices, support metrics and data reporting by participants, and provide guidance and recommendations to systems on their programs.  The position will be responsible for providing tools such as reports, issue briefs, and toolkits, for both learning collaborative participants and external stakeholders in order to leverage the experiences of the collaborative. The Director will also be responsible for working with sub-contractors engaged on this project to ensure adherence to contract terms, evaluating the effectiveness and relevance of their work and applicability to wider audiences.

Team:  The Director is part of the overall Foundation for Healthy Communities team and is integrated into the organization’s mission of improving health and health care for all. 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience in learning collaborative facilitation
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Working knowledge of behavioral health management, managing behavioral health patients in crisis in the emergency department, or mental health case work experience
  • Experience working with quality improvement models and metrics
  • Ability to unify diverse stakeholders around common goals, shared metrics, and education
  • Exceptional stewardship of grant funds and responsiveness to funder requirements
  • Public speaking and ability to communicate the value of the program to a variety of clinical and non-clinical audiences

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years experience in the behavioral health field
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A commitment to health equity and an ability to recognize factors that contribute to disparities in care or outcomes

This position is full-time, exempt, benefits eligible and is based in Concord.  Local travel is required. This position is grant funded.

Interested candidates may apply by supplying a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Sally Short at sshort@nhha.org by December 7, 2018.

Requirements:

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience in learning collaborative facilitation
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Working knowledge of behavioral health management, managing behavioral health patients in crisis in the emergency department, or mental health case work experience
  • Experience working with quality improvement models and metrics
  • Ability to unify diverse stakeholders around common goals, shared metrics, and education
  • Exceptional stewardship of grant funds and responsiveness to funder requirements
  • Public speaking and ability to communicate the value of the program to a variety of clinical and non-clinical audiences

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years experience in the behavioral health field
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A commitment to health equity and an ability to recognize factors that contribute to disparities in care or outcomes
Responsibilities:

Essential Duties:

Learning Collaborative Facilitation:  The position will be responsible for the overall facilitation of the learning collaborative.  The Director is responsible for the recruiting, management, and support of all learning collaborative participants.  This will include staff from hospital emergency departments, community mental health centers, mobile crisis response teams, the Department of Health and Human Services and New Hampshire Hospital, and other stakeholders.  The Director will also support an advisory committee for the learning collaborative, maintain relationships with funders, and provide connections to interested parties outside of the learning collaborative.  The Director is responsible for maintaining all functions of the collaborative, including planning, evaluation, and reporting.

Technical Assistance:  The Director will work directly with participants to implement quality improvement interventions identified by the learning collaborative members.  The Director will assist emergency departments and their community mental health center partners in replicating best practices, support metrics and data reporting by participants, and provide guidance and recommendations to systems on their programs.  The position will be responsible for providing tools such as reports, issue briefs, and toolkits, for both learning collaborative participants and external stakeholders in order to leverage the experiences of the collaborative. The Director will also be responsible for working with sub-contractors engaged on this project to ensure adherence to contract terms, evaluating the effectiveness and relevance of their work and applicability to wider audiences.

Team:  The Director is part of the overall Foundation for Healthy Communities team and is integrated into the organization’s mission of improving health and health care for all. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may apply by supplying a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Sally Short at sshort@nhha.org by December 7, 2018.

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: November 13, 2018

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