The Center's organizational structure is based upon a shared services model. The founding president/director of the Center has an accumulated twenty years of administrative, management, and clinical experience in the human service and behavioral health industry. The management philosophy is based upon open-book management, shared responsibility, and mutual respect.
6.1 Organizational Structure
The founding president/director will manage the company. Since the company is organized as a shared service model, relationships will be a key variable in setting the direction of the Center. There will be an advisory board composed of four leaders in the field of behavioral health, managed care, organizational dynamics, and a consumer.
An advisory management group, consisting of the Center's staff, will meet on a regular basis to review the Center's financial structure, identify customer relations issues, and develop future goals for growth, marketing, and sales. This group will be assigned the task of developing a plan to implement and integrate a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) component and culture into a private practice Shared Service Model (SSM). A customer relations committee will be formed to brainstorm, formulate ideas, plan and implement activities to enhance levels of satisfaction among all customers. The organizational chart follows:
Amesbury Psychological Center
6.2 Management Team
The proposed personnel team includes the individuals listed below. It will involve one to three consultants, a five member advisory board composed of professionals, and a consumer and CQI team composed of associates and staff. Dr. John Nestor will be the president and director. He has an extensive employment history in program start-up, budgeting, and program development. The advisory board includes:
**Names have been removed for confidentiality
6.3 Management Team Gaps
At present, we are in the process of identifying a financial services company and consultants for several other areas.
6.4 Personnel Plan
The personnel plan reflects the needs of a shared service model for a multidisciplinary behavioral health center. It should be noted that benefits are provided to those personnel designated as salaried or hourly employees who work more than 30 hours per week. Associates will be paid a predetermined percentage of their collectible fees. Employees will be paid every two weeks. Associates will be able to draw the first paycheck and reconcile the second paycheck each month.
Human resources, legal, fiscal billing, and marketing/sales will be out sourced. We are in the process of identifying a human resource company and a billing/collection company. The billing company will be paid a percent of fees collected with a goal of collecting at least 93% of that billed. Thought will be given to other risk variables to be included in the contract. The costs for the Human Resource services are not determined as of this writing.
The president/director's compensation will be a combined package that includes 75% administrative salary and 25% from clinical work.