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Program Director Behavioral HealthPortland, OR; Seattle, WA; Burlington, WA; Lewiston, ID; Boise, ID; Salt Lake City, UT; Tacoma, WA; Medford, OR; Salem, OR; Telecommute.The Program Director Behavioral Health provides leadership and clinical direction for behavioral health services across all health plan lines of business. This position partners with Medical Director and Clinical Services Leadership to ensure behavioral health clinical programs are compliant with regulatory and accrediting standards and are designed to manage health care costs while achieving quality outcomes. The Program Director Behavioral Health integrates with a variety of teams such as Product, Network Management, and Sales to ensure behavioral health offerings are market competitive, we maintain a strong behavioral health provider network and we grow membership. This role serves as company-wide Behavioral Health subject matter expert and manages the behavioral health strategy and related initiatives to ensure work stays on track, quality results are achieved and the program continually evolves to become a comprehensive, best-in-class program.Responsibilities * Partners with the Medical Director, Behavioral Health to create a competitive industry leading behavioral health strategy that is integrated with clinical services, pharmacy and provider network teams.* Implements and leads an integrated behavioral health program and provides ongoing evaluation to ensure we are providing the best support to our members with behavioral health needs and are market competitiveness.* Prepares and presents behavioral health strategies, program summaries, and outcomes to various committees and all levels of stakeholders and executive leadership.* Represents program goals and initiatives with various audiences.* Makes recommendations regarding use of vendors to support organizational behavioral health strategy.* Provides clinical expertise and leadership to improve the quality and cost of care delivered to members through provider partnerships.* Represents the organization in external forums and in support of sales, account management, and network management on topics related to behavioral health.* In collaboration with Medical Director, Behavioral Health and medical policy team, ensures development, maintenance, application and review of behavioral health medical necessity criteria and related policies (with final approval of the Medical Director Workgroup).* Oversees response and ensures timeliness of response to OIC complaints regarding behavioral health through the Legislative Affairs and Correspondence Departments.* Collaborates with Medical Directors, Health Informatics, Provider Services and other departments as needed to collect, analyze and report on effectiveness of programs and address quality of care issues.* Aligns behavioral health program strategy and goals with organization's vision and strategy. * Champions and creates a sense of urgency within the organization related to evolving behavioral health programs.* Partners with business operations units, information technology staff, Health Care Services Teams and others to lead organizational change. * Trains the organization on all program related changes as necessary and drives communication strategy across functional teams and the organization.* Works closely with cross-functional leaders to clarify program goals and create operational plans to ensure successful execution of the relationship with our provider partners.* Develops and oversees monitoring and reporting procedures to ensure deliverables and budget are on track. * Communicates program status and areas of risk or opportunity.Minimum Requirements * Demonstrated behavioral health competency through direct behavioral health experience such as providing behavioral health care directly to patients, working with behavioral health providers and experience with behavioral health plans and vendors. * Experience planning, designing, implementing and mana