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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Arcadia, California

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Job Summary:

In conjunction with the Chief of Service, these positions are responsible at one Medical Center and associated outpatient facilities for managing the coordination, planning, design, development, delivery and evaluation/continuous improvement of out-patient Addiction Medicine/CD programs and service that add value and are integrated with Behavioral Health Care service priorities and performance standards, as well as with strategic organizational goals/objectives; providing clinical and administrative direction for licensed non-MD clinicians/providers and ancillary staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Through subordinate staff, manages the delivery of timely, appropriate, cost-effective and high quality services/programs.

  • Assures continuity of care and appropriate utilization of resources both within and outside of Behavioral Health Care departments.

  • Assists Physicians in short and long-range planning of Psych and CD programs/services that meet identified needs of members and purchasers within a competitive health care market.

  • Integrates and coordinates addiction medicine and chemical dependency programs with other in-and out-patient departments, as well as with community resources; achieves a continuum of care within Behavioral Health Care Services.

  • Maintains liaison with Psychiatry and CD departments at other medical centers as well as with non-Behavioral Health Care department.

  • Develops/maintains departmental policies/procedures to meet BHC and or organizational operational, business and strategic goals/objectives.

  • Ensures that the professional practice standards for group and/or individual therapeutic modalities and psychodiagnostic testing are maintained by clinicians.

  • Evaluates the professional clinical practice of staff and provides regular/appropriate training, direction and consultation.

  • Develops systems and methodologies for continuous improvement of programs/ services.

  • Evaluates effectiveness of programs and services, group therapy designs, and clinical protocols.

  • Conducts on-going program evaluation and, in concert with the Chief(s) of Service, develops/maintains systems and processes for quality and outcomes management/ improvement and for identifying the need for revised and/or new clinical programs/ services.

  • Develops and implements policies, procedures and systems to ensure customer/ member/patient/purchaser satisfaction and member access within a competitive health care market.

  • In concert with other personnel and physicians, responds to and resolves service, access and provider concerns/issues.

  • Manages an effective human resources management system for staff including labor contract administration and performance evaluation of staff.

  • Hires, trains/orientates, coaches, disciplines, and/or terminates staff.

  • In concert with the Chief(s), maximizes and manages physical, fiscal and human resources and manages/reduces associated costs.

  • Analyzes departmental volume/workload indicators and evaluates/improves utilization and productivity of staff.

  • Assures that staffs patient care and work is within scope of practice/license/certification and that delivery of all programs/services conforms to regulatory requirements.

  • Interprets law to ensure skill mix reflects highest quality of care at a cost-effective price.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in outpatient CD clinical services/programs required, including two (2) years of experience in clinical program management/evaluation.


  • Bachelors or BSN degree in a behavioral science or healthcare field required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California) OR Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California) OR Registered Nurse License (California) OR Psychologist License (California) OR Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (California)

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of social service agency operations, regulatory requirements and legislation; state and federal; and professional practice standards, pertaining to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality.

  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in professional discipline/area of practice (such as but not limited to clinical psychology, behavioral science, counseling, social work, psychiatric nursing clinical specialty or chemical dependency) preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of PC software and project planning/management preferred.

  • Must have at least two years of Addiction Medicine experience. 



  • Hours are variable. 

  • Travels between Pan City and Sylmar, as needed. 

PrimaryLocation : California,Sylmar,Sylmar Behavioral Health
HoursPerWeek : 40
Shift : Day
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 07:00 PM
Job Schedule : Full-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee
Job Level : Manager with Direct Reports
Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care
Department : Sylmar Medical Offices - Chemical Dependency-Reg Clin - 0806
Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.