Clinical Behavioral Health Director (PhD)

Job Location US-NC-Charlotte
Job Opening ID
Hawthorne Building/Charlotte
Charlotte Med Grp Admin
Job Status

Job Summary

The role of Clinical Director at the Psychiatry and Mental Health Institute (PMHI) is a position at the market level. The Clinical Director holds the responsibility of offering clinical leadership, setting policy direction, and guiding the development of therapy-based services within ambulatory and acute care spaces in the Greater Charlotte, NC Market. Prefer candidates to have hospital-based experience.

  • This position involves providing leadership and guidance to our team of therapists and psychologists.
  • The Clinical Director ensures training and adherence to evidence-based treatment modalities for older children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Additionally, responsibilities include offering supervision, ensuring quality assurance, compliance with legal and ethical regulations for therapy team members, and collaborating with Market and Institute leadership in the development of therapeutic programs.
  • The Clinical Director will also handle agency representation as necessary and manage billing requirements to guarantee comprehensive service delivery.

Initially, the role of the Clinical Director will be a 0.7 clinical Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) position, with 0.3 FTE allocated for administrative responsibilities. The allocation of FTE will be subject to periodic reviews as the Institute evolves. Clinical duties will align with the candidate's expertise and training. Reporting directly to the GCM Market Clinical Physician Executive, the Clinical Director will play a crucial role in the market leadership team.


Novant Health offers:

  • 2 year salary guarantee
  • Relocation Assistance
  • NH Medical Group employed
  • Medical and Retirement Benefits
  • Relocation Allowance
  • CME Allowance
  • System wide EHR-Epic
  • Malpractice
  • Work-Life balance

Novant Health Medical Group 

  • Is one of the largest medical groups in the nation
  • Offers resiliency training for physicians and team members to prevent burnout
  • Is nationally recognized for advanced care and one of the largest community based, non-profit healthcare systems
  • Is well known for being physician-led and physician-driven. For example, our physicians are in every area of leadership across the organization. That means every strategic discussion has physicians at the table, and every market partners a physician leader with an administrator. The result is a focus on the details that are important to physicians.


What does it mean to be a part of Novant Health?  

  • Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,900 physicians and over 36,000 team members that provide care at more than 800 locations, including 16 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston–Salem, North Carolina, Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for patients and communities providing nearly six million patient visits annually.
  • Novant Health is one of “America’s Best-In-State Employers 2023,”ranking No. 38 in North Carolina, according to Forbes and market research company, Statista. Novant Health has been consistently recognized as a Best-In-State Employer since Forbes launched the list in 2019.
  • Novant Health has been ranked No. 17 in the nation and third among U.S. health systems in the 2023 Diversity MBA Magazine Rankings for “Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers.”
  • In 2022, Novant Health provided more than $1.5 billion in total community benefit (including financial assistance and unpaid cost of Medicare and Medicaid). In 2022, Novant Health community engagement contributed more than $1.9 million in charitable contributions to community partners in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Wilmington that offer community-based health and human services.

At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.


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  • Education: PhD in Psychology, required.
  • Experience: 3 years of demonstrated success as a leader with administrative management and clinical supervisory experience, required. Prefer hospital based experience.
  • Licensure/Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, required. 
  • Additional skills required:
    • Strong knowledge of clinical documentation, billing, and coding requirements
    • Strong reputation as a skilled clinician
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Collaborative and team focused
    • Computer literacy and familiarity with EMR
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and meticulous attention to detail.
    • Ability to work with a variety of clinical and non-clinical team members within and outside of the Institute.
    • Willingness to travel to support clinical and administrative activities (Approx. 10%) 


It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".


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