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Mental Health Administrator

Date Posted:  Nov 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  395622

Richmond, IN, US, 47374


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At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


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About the Richmond State Hospital:

Richmond State Hospital is about the people we serve and the community relationships we have developed dating back to 1890. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the state of Indiana and one of six state psychiatric hospitals within the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction. As part of a newly integrated system of state psychiatric hospitals, we serve consumers across the state as the Eastern Center of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Services.


Nestled in northwestern Richmond, our beautiful campus provides a quiet and peaceful environment. We provide psychiatric and co-occurring treatment to all adults regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identification, age, handicap, national origin and ability to pay for services. We are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our tradition of service.


Richmond State Hospital offers individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, chaplain services, family therapy and education, group psycho-education, rehabilitation therapies, and patient employment opportunities. Unit-based programming is augmented with campus-wide specialty groups. RSH has been a state leader in evidenced-based medication prescribing to both reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy and optimize clinical outcomes. The hospital clinical and medical leadership collaborate with the unit treatment teams to provide the most contemporary and comprehensive care possible.

Salary Statement:

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $59,800. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

Role Overview:

This is a key position in the overall operation of the hospital.  Provides administrative and clinical leadership and coordinates the clinical managers, in order to achieve hospital quality initiatives. Ensures unit interdisciplinary treatment planning process meets applicable hospital/accrediting standards.

About the Job:

As the Mental Health Administrator, you will be responsible for providing administrative and clinical leadership to the Mental Health Department. In this position, you will coordinate projects to achieve quality initiatives. You will evaluate compliance with all policies and regulations to ensure the facility meets applicable hospital and accrediting agency standards.   

A Day in the Life:

  • The essential functions of this role are as follows: 
  • Provide administrative and clinical leadership by facilitating the provision of appropriate resources. 
  • Disseminate information to service line staff regarding standards, regulations, procedures, policies and hospital initiatives. 
  • Responsible for improving organizational performance by conducting, supporting and/or facilitating improvement activities. 
  • Utilize all available resources to provide quality patient care by recommending additional resources to meet patient needs. 
  • Internalize concepts of the recovery model/seclusion and restraint reduction initiatives and effectively communicates these principles to staff. 
  • Assesses and collaborates with appropriate departments/disciplines resources necessary to assure individual program needs are met. 
  • Prepare and monitors goals and objectives to ensure quality patient care. 
  • Provide management oversight of spending by overseeing the resource usage, monitoring and evaluating performance data to modify and improve practice and productivity to be cost effective. 
  • Collaborate with appropriate discipline/management staff to incorporate evidence based standards of practice in the most effective and appropriate manner. 
  • Assure patients and family satisfaction by participating with results of surveys, consumer service line concerns and issues raised by patients or families. 
  • Participate in hospital policy and decision making and assures application to all levels of staff; 
  • Work with hospital administration to develop, implement and evaluate strategic initiatives. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Four (4) years full-time professional experience and/or direct patient care to person(s) with a developmental, emotional, mental disability(ies), or related experience.  
  • At least three (3) years of the required experience must be in an administrative, managerial, or supervisory capacity.  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Audiology, Behavioral/Social Science, Business Administration, Education, Mental Health Rehabilitation, Mental Health Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Recreation, or a related area required.  Substitutions:   Accredited graduate training in any of the following areas may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience, except for the administrative, managerial, or supervisory experience:  Audiology, Behavioral/Social Science, Business Administration, Education, Mental Health Rehabilitation, Mental Health Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Recreation, or a related area.  Possession of a valid license as a registered nurse may substitute for the required bachelor's degree. 
  • Knowledge of mental illness and treatment therapies, including the roles of various clinical disciplines. 
  • Knowledge of Joint Commission compliance requirements CMS standards and Medicaid. 
  • Knowledge of state, agency, and hospital policies, practices, and procedures as well as applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines. 
  • Knowledge of therapeutic communication and therapeutic intervention techniques. 
  • Ability to compile, prepare and maintain detailed records and reports. 
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and complete multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to effectively apply problem solving techniques in response to various situations 
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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