|Title:||Consultant, Healthcare Delivery and Financing|
|Department:||Practice Improvement and Consulting (PIC)|
|Location:||Washington, DC or Remote|
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s mission is to advance our members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare. Together with our 3,100 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than 10 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.
The Practice Improvement and Consulting Department (PIC) is central to the National Council’s goal of providing timely and meaningful technical assistance and consulting to community behavioral health organizations and others serving the health of our nation. The Consultant will be based in the PIC Department and will primarily work with an interdisciplinary team to advance the adoption of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) across the nation. CCBHCs are the vanguard of a national movement transforming Americans’ access to addiction and mental health services through an integrated care model that emphasizes 24/7 crisis response, collaboration with hospitals and other community partners, and serving as a one-stop shop for comprehensive behavioral health treatment.
The Consultant will serve as a member of the consulting team and as a subject matter expert on the adoption and implementation of CCBHCs, as well as other behavioral health delivery, financing methods and systems change areas as needed. The position provides high quality coaching, technical assistance, and training to CCBHCs, primary and behavioral health care organizations, behavioral health associations, state agencies, health systems, and communities on practice improvement solutions and system change approaches in a variety of settings. The successful incumbent possesses a working knowledge on regulatory and policy barriers and facilitators that influence the behavioral health service delivery system and understands the financial, clinical, operational and workforce needs to optimize behavioral healthcare delivery, ideally under the CCBHC model.The Consultant will:
· Identify and meet with prospective CCBHCs, behavioral health organizations, state agencies, and other clients to collect information to generate new business for National Council’s consulting portfolio
· Provide on-site and virtual customized consultation to clients, including webinars, coaching calls, and on-site visits
· Serve as faculty and/or advisor for National Council PIC initiatives that may include integrated mental health, substance use and primary health care, healthcare financing and alternative payment model initiatives
· Serve as an integral part of an interdisciplinary CCBHC Implementation effort including Policy, Practice Improvement, Communications, and other National Council teams
· Serve as faculty and/or advisor for National Council learning communities and training and technical assistance initiatives
· Develop training and technical assistance curriculum materials, such as issue briefs, power point presentations and fact sheets
· Engage with other consultants and project teams to provide CCBHC and healthcare financing subject matter expertise
· Provide mentoring and guidance to other consultants in the portfolio and advise Practice Improvement staff and projects capitalizing on their subject matter expertise
Education and Experience
· Masters’ Degree in related field required: clinically focused degree strongly preferred
· 10-15 years of program management and development experience within an integrated primary and/or behavioral health organization; clinical experience preferred
· Knowledge and experience in implementation and policy related to CCBHC criteria and implementation, healthcare finance, including value-based purchasing, Medicaid/Medicare financing of integrated care, and Medicaid waivers, mental health and addiction care delivery, and performance measurement and reporting;
· Successful experience as a change agent; implementing quality improvement initiatives and clinical practice changes within a clinical setting
· Dynamic and innovative presentation and public speaking skills;
· Demonstrated ability and advanced skill at group facilitation, bringing multiple stakeholders together around a common purpose and training individualized to the site and population.
· Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
· Adept at simultaneously managing multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints; Results-oriented with a high attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced team environment
· High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office – MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
· Adept at learning new technologies to facilitate distance learning (e.g. Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting) · Ability to travel up to 60-80%. Note: The National Council has currently restricted travel for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to maintaining safety for all staff. We anticipate that level of travel may be significant reduced even after the pandemic as we assess our new normal.
· Analytical Thinking
· Results Oriented
National Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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