Manager - Behavior Health Inpatient Therapeutic Svcs - York Hospital

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: D-MgrBHYKH

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General Summary:


We are seeking a Manager of Behavioral Health Inpatient Services. This is a professional position which provides administrative and clinical leadership for the operation of a 24 hour a day program serving adults. This leadership role works in close collaboration with the Nurse Managers.



Duties and Responsibilities for the Manager of Behavioral Health Inpatient Therapeutic Services at York Hospital:


  1. Directs the development, implementation and monitoring of a strategic plan and action plans for the program. 
  2. Gives leadership to the development, training, and implementation of programming, therapeutic milieu, and structured behavioral management systems.
  3. Serves as a program liaison with other departments and programs.
  4. Provides weekend/holiday on-call services, as needed. 
  5. A minimum of 50% of work time is spent physically present on the unit.
  6. Facilitates problem solving and problem resolution of clinical care issues. 
  7. In collaboration with Nurse Manager, constructs a plan, and devises or revises structures or processes. 
  8. Monitors and tracks patient care through performance improvement to ensure compliance with applicable standards and regulations serving as minimum requirements.  Ensures that appropriate documentation is maintained in accordance with established standards and procedures.
  9. Assesses staff educational and training needs.  Provides staff education and training, and assists in staff’s ongoing professional development. 
  10. Trains clinical staff to conduct bio-psycho-social assessments and functional behavioral assessments.  Trains staff to develop and implement individualized, therapeutic interventions. 
  11. Supports a culture of safety by ensuring that clinical staff complete the mandatory training in milieu & behavior management training (MBMT).  
  12. Utilizes teaching, observation, and assessment skills to orient, instruct and monitor staff competencies in MBMT.  Provides effective feedback, coaching, mentoring, and evaluation to assist in professional development of staff.
  13. Assists with interviewing, selection, hiring, orientation, performance evaluation, corrective action and training of therapists, assistants and support staff assigned to the unit. 
  14. Provides clinical and administrative supervision and/or mentoring of therapists, case managers, caseworkers, primary milieu coordinators, and clinical interns.  Offering ongoing support, direction and feedback, as indicated.  Conducts annual performance evaluations.  Implements corrective action plans, as needed.
  15. Coordinates the completion of client care services with appropriate documentation in compliance with policies, procedures, standards of care, and external regulations. 
  16. Develop systems to assure that UM function is supported and completed by program staff.  Routinely monitors completion of UM function.
  17. Provides limited clinical services on a regular basis and serves as a therapist back up when needed to cover benefit time or high volumes.
  18. Provides presentations in the community to educate and promote services. 


Department Description:

Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health at York Hospital is a 63 bed acute care unit serving the York community and surrounding areas.  The unit provides care for adults 18 years and older diagnosed with mental health disorders and acute and chronic medical conditions.  Behavioral Health is one department composed of 4 units, each with a different level of care and acuity to best serve our patients.  Patients are admitted as either a Voluntary or Involuntary, with an average length of stay of 7 days.  Crisis stabilization is the primary focus, with patients connected to outpatient resources at discharge to manage their mental health needs in the community.  The unit has a strong collaborative team comprised of Psychiatrists, Medical Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists, Psychiatric Technicians, Secretaries, and Hospital Security that work together as team to provide exceptional patient care.



  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off + 6 paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with employer automatic contribution and employer match
  • Paid relocation


Required Skills

Masters degree required.


Required Experience
  • 3 years of experience in a professional behavioral healthcare setting.   
  • Knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of clients in at least the adult and older age group.
  • Knowledgeable of the behavioral healthcare environment, behavioral de-escalation, crisis management, milieu management, and technology trends to develop programming and staff training, provide supervision and clinical services. 
  • Competency in continuous quality improvement necessary to design, implement, monitor and standardize performance improvement and process redesign initiatives in the program.
  • Competency in adult therapeutic modalities, sound judgment and good decision making skills necessary to develop staff training program, provide clinical supervision of staff, and to provide individual and family therapy. 

For confidential consideration, please contact:  

Suzanne Wolf, Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

WellSpan Philhaven

Phone 717-675-2803



Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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