Program Director, Inpatient – Behavioral Health

Requisition Number: 2021-3531

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Louisville, KY


Signet Health/Diamond Healthcare is opening a new 20-bed inpatient Geropsych unit in Louisville KY and is recruiting candidates with management/supervisory experience for the Executive Director position. 

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 University of Louisville Health System hospital leadership.  

Your specific duties as Program Director will include:

  • Overseeing all day-to-day operations of the psychiatric unit
  • Leading program development with short term and long term goals.
  • Ensuring compliance with hospital, state, federal and licensing agency regulatory standards
  • Establishing relationships with community leaders and service providers to promote/foster the positive reputation of the program.

Generous compensation package provided. 

Responsibilities: You must have strong demonstrated leadership/management experience in an acute care setting, as well as strong knowledge of administrative and clinical systems.


Qualifications Needed:

  • Experience leading a hospital-based psychiatric 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