Kitsap County

Port Orchard , WA
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Kitsap County
Port Orchard, WA Full time
Posted on May 7, 2018


Salish Behavioral Health Organization


Salary: $85,737.60 - $118,248.00 Annually
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Job Type: Full Time (40 hrs/wk)
Department: Human Services
Job Number: 2018-01180
Kitsap County is the best of all worlds!
Small communities, friendly people, and miles of waterfront -- It's a great place to live, work and play!
Kitsap County, located on the Kitsap Peninsula, is a short ferry ride across the Puget Sound from Seattle. The "natural side of Puget Sound," Kitsap is a beautiful place to live and experience spectacular vistas: over 200 miles of saltwater shoreline, snow-capped mountains, estuaries and lakes, and forests and parks. Communities -- from Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Poulsbo and Port Gamble to Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Manchester, and Olalla -- feature entertainment venues, artists and specialty shops, and so much more.

Bounded on the west by the scenic Hood Canal, Kitsap County is also home to Kitsap Naval Base and Olympic College. The region offers abundant housing options and strong school systems. Residents can easily access major urban areas while experiencing an excellent quality of life in their home community. Kitsap's diverse cultural functions include theater and family concerts, as well as outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and water skiing.

Kitsap County Human Services Department and Salish Behavioral Health Organization (SBHO)
The Kitsap County Human Services Department has an exciting opportunity for a healthcare administrator to join the SBHO team.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to oversee the Managed Care Organization responsible for delivery of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services to the Medicaid population in a three county area, covering over 75,000 lives.  The individual will be responsible for the operation of SBHO, and providing the leadership to oversee and ensure operational compliance with business, financial, clinical, risk management, quality, and contract performance requirements. This position provides leadership and oversight for the management of care pertaining to mental health and substance use services including those that SBHO has contracted with health plans, counties, Washington State and outside entities. The Administrator must also collaborate with county elected officials that oversee the delivery of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services within Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties. Position is responsible for extensive interface with State oversight departments, Governor's office and legislature.
Over 20,000 Kitsap County residents benefit from services directly provided by employees of this department or through one of the 87 department contractors. The department administers an annual operating budget in excess of 78 million dollars with 97% of funding obtained through federal and state contracts and grants.

More than 140 members of our community are appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve on one of 10 Human Services Boards, Commissions, and Councils staffed by employees of this department. Appointed members of our community work in partnership with employees of the department to identify individual and community human services needs, plan and develop services, provide oversight and evaluation for accountability and service enhancements.
Behavioral Health Programs (Mental Health and Chemical Dependency) are, with the department serving as the administrative unit of the Salish Behavioral Health Organization, a consortium of Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap Counties. The consortium provides planning, contracting and administration to deliver a comprehensive system of community mental health services in the three-county area. The nine County Commissioners and a Tribal Representative form the Salish Behavioral Health Organization Executive Board (SBHO) which sets policy and has oversight responsibilities of the consortium.

Program services include:
  • emergency services, including involuntary treatment and crisis respite
  • inpatient services
  • medication management
  • transitional housing
  • case management
  • outpatient counseling
  • day treatment
  • vocational rehabilitation
  • Crisis Clinic (phone line) emergency counseling and referrals.


Qualifications For Performance Of The Essential Functions
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Health Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Public Administration, or similar field. 
  • Five years management experience in a managed care behavioral health setting, preferably at an MCO level, and experience working with State and local elected officials.
  • Graduate degree from an accredited college or university, in Human Services, Health Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences or Public Administration is preferred. 
Candidate will have a broad knowledge of program planning and delivery, specifically managed care principles, healthcare delivery structures and payment systems, development of healthcare payment incentives, and Federal regulations regarding implementation of Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans.

The successful candidate must be able to manage services in a multi-county region, spanning multiple political jurisdictions, and will be responsible for implementing a multi-county behavioral health Pre-Paid Health Plan (PHP).

The candidate chosen will have proven leadership, as well as strong program implementation and management skills, along with the ability to act as an advocate for services.  Must have contract negotiation and contract writing skills.

Criminal Conviction Standards:

  • The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: PDF reader)


Illustrative Example of Duties
  • Oversees the inpatient and outpatient management of mental health and chemical dependency services in a multi-county region spanning political jurisdictions.
  • Supervises implementation of a multi-county behavioral health Pre-Paid Health Plan (PHP) as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR 434). 
  • Responsible for assuring that contracted providers comply with Federal and state regulations implementing PHPs in Washington state, and that administrative structure is adequate to meet State and Federal requirements. 
  • Manages Executive Board made up of County Commissioners from three counties as well as a Tribal representative, including education, Board activities, and preparation of Board meeting agendas and packets.  Manages Advisory Board for Three county region providing program advocacy and oversight for program area.
  • Acts as advocate to state, federal and local officials and community based organizations to expand their support of the special populations serviced by assigned program area.
  • Initiates, implements, and directs strategic planning activities to assure support, development and coordination of a continuum of comprehensive services responsive to the needs of special populations within the area of assignment.
  • Provides planning, leadership and direction and develops short and long-range plans, goals, and objectives for assigned program; identifies service design and delivery options; develops specific plans for under-served groups; reviews and updates plans to reflect changing conditions and regulations.
  • Establishes, implements, and updates policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards for the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of assigned program, assuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and County policies and goals.


Other Position Related Information
  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is open until filled. First screen of this position will take place the week of May 21, 2018.
  • This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual.
  • Classified as "at will."  Incumbent's continued employment is at the discretion of the Director.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office. 

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