Associate Director, Quality and Compliance in Newport Beach, CA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/20/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


We are currently seeking a full-time Associate Director, Quality and Compliance for our mid-west and western facilities. Position can be located in the footprint but must be able to travel to each facility within our western region. Ideally this candidate will reside in the Newport Beach area of CA.


Position Summary

The Associate Director, Quality and Compliance performs onsite focused reviews and surveys of Comprehensive Treatment Center(CTC) facilities. They act as a resource to the CTC facilities in regard to policy and procedure adherence, regulatory compliance, risk reduction, accreditation conformance and evaluating and enhancing overall facility operations.

This position assists Clinic operations by furnishing support inclusive of staff trainings, policy development, process/system implementation, utilization of best practices and assisting with clinical services functions. 

The Associate Director collects and aggregates data, furnishes reports, identifies trends, develops action plans and makes recommendations to the Sr. Vice President of Clinical Services and RVP’s, as appropriate, regarding the status of the clinical services components of all facilities, related training needs, identified action steps, and the status of maintenance and follow up efforts.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.

Position Responsibilities

  • Review and ensure compliance at assigned faclities.
  • Summarize findings and recommendations, as well as, facility, Region and Division trends in a formal report.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedure and practices.
  • Monitor day-to-day compliance activities within assigned facilities.
  • Assists with the maintenance of updated record keeping of all required regulatory licenses, certifications and accreditations at all CTC facilities.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with all regulatory agencies and accreditation entities.
  • Function as a channel of communication to receive and direct compliance issues and assist with investigations and resolutions of compliance issues.
  • Assists with the development, revision and implementation of CTC administrative and clinical policies.

Job Requirements

  • Certification in the area of substance abuse, RN/LPN, compliance, or other healthcare related area; preferred.
  • Master's degree in healthcare or a related field, preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or a related field, required.
  • MAT experience and knowledge.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in psychiatric healthcare and/or substance abuse operations.
  • Knowledge of the CMS, CARF and TRICARE standards and regulations.
  • SMART EMR experience and knowledget.
  • Has working knowledge of all applicable Federal and State rules and regulations and accreditation standards governing CTC Division operations.
  • Experience in conducting complex compliance investigations.

Position Characteristics  

This position travels up to 60% of the time with frequent overnight travel required. Will work from various offices as well as a “home office” when appropriate.