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Director of Clinical Services


Leland, NC

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Overview: Carolina Dunes has launched a national search to identify and recruit a highly talented behavioral health clinician to become its Director of Clinical Services. This is a terrific opportunity for a licensed professional to join a highly respected comprehensive system located in the beautiful coastal region of North Carolina.


Carolina Dunes is Joint Commission accredited, state of the art 112-bed Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. Specialty inpatient services include acute care, stabilization and comprehensive discharge planning programs for children and adolescents, and seniors. The PRTF offers long-term treatment for youth with ongoing behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric challenges. This is an opportunity to be a part of a talented senior management team committed to quality care, and to join a cohesive and collaborative group of department heads and medical staff members who have helped Carolina Dunes ( to become regarded as the premier behavioral health provider in their North Carolina communities.


The Role: As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Clinical Services provides facility-wide strategic planning, leadership, and management of all clinical services. The Director will ensure that clinical resources are aligned to meet the clinical needs of patients through its programs, will monitor the quality and compliance of case management systems, ensure compliance with licensing, CMS regulations, and Joint Commission standards.


It is essential that this clinical leader is committed to:

  • excellent customer service

  • clinical services that provide quality care in a safe and effective manner that is consistent with the special clinical needs of each patient population

  • working collaboratively with Medical, Nursing, and direct care staff

  • effectively managing a workforce that is always available to provide excellent care that leads to clinical improvement and positive patient outcomes

  • staff development and growth in an environment that encourages open communications, staff satisfaction, and a commitment to the value of continuous quality improvement through staff supervision, training, and providing opportunities for growth

  • effectively representing clinical services at the executive level, as well as to referral sources, community partners, funders, educational/training institutions, and regulatory organizations


Skill sets, educational, and licensure requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in mental health, counseling, or social work

  • Maintain an active license in North Carolina (LCMHC, LCSW preferred). Applicants who are fully licensed as independent practitioners in another state are welcome

  • Have 7-10 years of experience in behavioral health with a history providing excellent management and supervisory practices; previous appointment to a management role is required

  • Be knowledgeable of Joint Commission, Medicare Conditions of participation requirements, and N.C. hospital regulations

  • Possess extensive knowledge of clinical practices and programs

  • ​Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Possess the ability to manage multiple projects effectively through possessing excellent organizational skills

  • Be effective at assisting employees be “the best they can be” through consultation, supervision, training, and encouragement


Excellent benefits are available, as is relocation support.

The Community: Carolina Dunes is located Southeastern North Carolina in the town of Leland. The area offers a diversity of housing, education, and recreational options – all of which are easily commutable. The overall cost of living, low crime rates and proximity to some of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches make this a great area for both work and play. Leland has been described as a “helping community where everyone will do what it takes to help others.” You might choose its suburban feel or be drawn to Wilmington for plenty of shopping and restaurants, to the beaches or to a more rural setting. The region is family-friendly and a great place to raise children. And you can’t beat the weather!

To compete for this challenging and rewarding leadership opportunity or ask for additional information, please contact:

Dr. Stuart I. Meyers, MBA, EdD

President, The Meyers Group

Executive Search Consultants

(301) 625-5600 X 1

Ronald W. Morton, MPA, CBHE

Vice President, The Meyers Group

Executive Search Consultants

(301) 625-5600 X 2

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