Interim Director of Mental Health Outpatient Services

Confidential | Norfolk, Virginia 23507

Salary Range: $160,000.00 - $170,000.00 Annually
Date Posted: June 11, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34257


A Virginia hospital is seeking their next Interim Director of Mental Health Outpatient Services! 

The Position

  • The Interim Director of Mental Health Outpatient Services will be responsible for the oversight of day-to-day operations throughout the department. 
  • The Interim Director will focus on ongoing initiatives including staff engagement, recruiting activities, patient flow, and departmental KPIs pertaining to patient experience, patient safety, etc.  
  • Seeking an experienced Behavioral Health leader who will be able to effectively provide leadership, mentorship, and education to staff members throughout the department while enforcing accountability and driving the department to reach organizational goals.  
  • Must be available to start within 2-3 weeks of acceptance. 


  • Master’s degree is required. 
  • LCSW or related licensing designation required.  
  • A minimum of seven years of experience within a related setting is required; Experience within a Children’s setting is strongly preferred.  
  • Healthcare experience is required. 

Pay Details

  • Pay Range: $160,000 - $170,000 annually. 
  • Final pay rate is dependent upon experience, education, training, and location.

The Community

  • Norfolk, Virginia (Sentara headquarters) sits along the Chesapeake Bay, with seven miles of beaches! Visitors can enjoy strolling along the sandy shores hunting for shells or getting out on the water in one of the many Harbor Cruises that offer stunning views of the city.
  • Travel + Leisure voted Norfolk one of America’s Favorite Places for 2016, and one of the Top 50 Places to Travel in 2017.
  • Norfolk is home to the world’s largest naval base and the North American Headquarters for NATO (North Atlantic Trade Organization).

Interim Leadership with B.E. Smith

  • Becoming an Interim Leader through BE Smith provides an exceptional opportunity to rapidly make meaningful improvement in healthcare settings. Is the interim leadership lifestyle right for you Apply now and discover how Interim Leadership could revolutionize your career path.
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