Executive Director – Behavioral Healthcare

Requisition Number: 2020-3486

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Batesville, AR


Diamond Healthcare, in conjunction with Signet Health, is seeking an experienced Behavioral Health Executive Director to manage the psychiatric program at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.   

This is a comprehensive, hospital-based, 40-bed psychiatric program. This full-time position requires an experienced behavioral healthcare professional who is dedicated to exceptional patient care, cutting edge services, and executive-level professionalism. This is a great opportunity to serve the community while working collaboratively with Signet Health/Diamond Healthcare and White River Medical Center hospital leadership.  


  • Experience leading a psychiatric and chemical dependency program.
  • Competent with compliance, strong focus on safety, quality, and integrity.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required in a related degree. 
  • 5+ years leading a successful and profitable inpatient psychiatric and/or chemical dependency program.
  • Working knowledge of State, CMS, and DNV accreditation standards.
  • Understanding of/ability to operate under a contract management arrangement.

Areas of experience:

  • Financial Management
  • Referral development
  • Enforcing compliance measures
  • Establishing resources to achieve program goals and effectiveness
  • Personnel management
  • Program analysis and evaluation

Hospital/Program Description

White River Health System provides healthcare services to families throughout North Central Arkansas.  Psychiatric programs are offered in both in-patient and outpatient settings utilizing individualized treatment plans.