Manager Childrens Intensive Outpatient Services

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
Leadership - Non-Nursing
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
4050 River Ridge Dr NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Adolescent Treatmt/Child S
Scheduled Hours/Shift
M-F days
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The IOP Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the intensive outpatient treatment programs (e.g. Children’s Treatment, LIFE, TIES parenting programs, and School Classrooms).  The Child/Adolescent IOP Manager also provides functional oversight to Cedar Rapids Community Schools and Grant Wood Area Education Association classrooms as well as the Teaching Interventions to Empower and Strengthen families (TIES) Program.  The manager assists the Director by hiring and has primary responsibility for orienting, evaluating performance and direct supervision of staff working in these programs.  The manager is responsible for budgeting and fiscal management of these programs.  The manager has a primary role in coordinating the efforts to work with applicable managed care payors.  The manager may offer direct psychotherapy, psycho-education and/or nursing services as needed, consistent/compliant with their licensure.  Care is provided through a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family.  A spirit of inquiry is encouraged and supported.  Small tests of change and more formal research efforts are used when the evidence is not clear.  Evidence-driven protocols are utilized to assure reliable and consistent care.



1-May provide leadership that results in effective program operations and effective group treatment outcomes for patients/families.

-Will offer direct treatment/psychotherapy services.

-Assists Director by hiring and is primarily responsible for orienting, training, supervising and evaluating staff.

.-Will be primarily responsible for oversight of performance improvement activities.

-Assists in maintaining compliance with regulatory/accreditation organizations (e.g. JCAHO).

-Participates in Behavioral Health Services standing committees.

2-Assists Director in all aspects of fiscal management of these programs.  

-Prepares unit staffing schedules.

-Oversees/implements precertification, utilization review and processes/strategies compliant with managed care payors.

3-Provides training, consultation, and/or services internally at and externally to St. Luke's in areas such as violence management or working with specific behavioral health populations.

-Provides/coordinates contracted services to external agencies as appropriate.

-Assists with internal violence management training.

4-Will be responsible for program development.

-Assists with development of new programs.

-Evaluates and revises current treatment program as needed.

5-The IOP Manager is authorized to verify/handle (not administer) patients’ medications as needed (with the St. Luke’s Pharmacy for verification, etc.).



Must have Master’s degree in related area and license at the independent level as LISW, LMHC, LMFT, psychologist, or advanced practice nurse is strongly preferred.



Experience in behavioral health services or group treatment programming.  Experience in the delivery of psychotherapy services extremely valuable. 


Special Skills/Knowledge

Must understand theory and dynamics of behavioral intensive outpatient treatment.  Must understand strategies and processes of behavioral managed care. Must have word processing and computer skills.

Job ID: 77862

Posted 13 days ago

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