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Director, Behavioral Health Services, Kansas


  • Kansas
  • Kansas, Wichita
  • Kansas, Topeka
  • Kansas, Overland Park
  • Kansas, Kansas City



Director, Behavioral Health Services Kansas

Location: Kansas. This position will work a hybrid model (remote and office). The ideal candidate will live within 50 miles of one of our Kansas Elevance Health PulsePoint locations.

The Director, Behavioral Health Services, Kansas  is responsible for the clinical vision and implementation of new behavioral health direct care programs and services. Works in partnership with the Product and Strategy team to execute on the company’s behavioral health clinical vision. Sets the stage for clinical design and implementation of a product strategy through innovative programs, such as peer support services, intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD), and substance use disorder (SUD). Ensures that operational needs are met and ensures compliance with state/federal health plan requirements, Medicare guidelines and health plan requirements.

How you will make an impact:

  • Drives and assists in the design of strategic plans and management of enterprise-wide, large-scale clinical initiatives, pilots, and projects promoting quality care.
  • Directs and oversees innovation initiatives, data analysis activities, and evaluation strategies for clinical programs including, but not limited to, pilot projects, grant-funded research projects, and publication endeavors.
  • Maintains knowledge of innovative clinical best practices and applies creative solutions across different markets.
  • Build alliances across the business and clinical leadership teams to ensure a collaborative, efficient and viable operating model.
  • Innovates and implements new or revised models for clinical strategy functions in response to evolving trends in healthcare delivery and/or emerging models of care.
  • Supports cost management projects through analysis of medical expense to determine savings for both proposed and implemented initiatives.
  • Works to create evidence-based solutions for substance products and technologies.
  • Hires, trains, coaches, counsels, and evaluates performance of direct reports.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires MS in a behavioral health field (i.e. social work, counseling) and minimum of 10 years of experience in behavioral health setting, either provider or payer; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Independent Clinical or Behavioral Health licensure required.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:

  • Current unrestricted Kansas licensed psychologist or board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist with an advanced practice nursing (APN) degree and experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is highly preferred.
  • Experience directing behavior support services is highly preferred.

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Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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