The Company

Sana Lake Recovery: is a uniquely different addiction and mental health treatment center from the vast majority of centers in the country as we solely focus on delivering better outcomes for our members measured in terms of quality of life. Our system of care models the addiction programs for physicians and airline pilots which have achieved materially better outcomes than the typical treatment center over a long period of time. Our staff deliver highly personalized care using dynamic treatment and recovery plans managed by specialized care coordinators. Treatment is holistic evidence-based across a full continuum of care, from acute to chronic care programming with extended care support for five years or more. Programming is delivered by professionally credentialed medical, therapeutic, clinical and peer specialist staff. Frequent assessments are conducted of the members’ progress of achieving goals they can reasonably attain to adjust the treatment plan as needed. The staff are highly trained and credentialed professionals that care about the member finding recovery for life in everything we do.

Our facilities, from medically monitored detox to residential, outpatient, recovery supportive housing and transportation, are warm, calming and comfortable for optimal healing and recovery. Many describe our facilities as world-class, but however they may be described, it is a healing environment that engenders longer term connections with a community of like-minded people who first come into treatment not wanting to be there, who find our facilities to be where they want to be.

Our acute care detox and residential facility is strategically located on a stunning, serene and private 55 acres just west of St. Louis, MO. We offer the only dedicated 24/7 medically monitored and staffed detox unit of its kind in the region. Urgent access to medical, psychiatric and behavioral assessments and outpatient services are housed in modern state-of-the-art Behavioral Wellness Centers in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri. Our recovery supportive housing is located in safe neighborhoods in St. Louis with one- and two-bedroom multi-family units with 24/7 staff supervision and transportation provided for Behavioral Wellness and other recovery supportive services.

As amazing as our properties and programming might be, the most important part of Sana Lake is our staff. We are blessed to have people at all levels in the organization who are deeply passionate about helping others find recovery for life. This passion cannot be manufactured. It happens every day in many small unknown actions when a staff member goes above and beyond to connect with the member, or in big ways where a life is saved. Staff have the freedom to do what they believe our members need to achieve their treatment and recovery goals. Freedom is an amazing gift that we cherish and earn every day.

-Paul D. Melnuk, CEO-

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall leadership of clinical programming in the development and implementation of short- and long-term imperatives.
  • Oversight and implementation of evidence-based curriculum.
  • Oversight of all clinical areas of focus at the assigned location and maintaining budgeted daily census.
  • Responsible for organizing and executing weekly clinical team meetings and individual clinical supervisions.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and accomplishment of the clinical department’s annual goals.
  • Assure that the clinical department is complying with and maintaining appropriate standards for overseeing external agencies such as Missouri DBH state standards and The Joint Commission.
  • Work in coordination with UR team to ensure documentation is in compliance with ASAM standards and oversite of documentation being completed in timely manner to ensure information is provided for review.
  • Works in coordination with other residential supervisory staff (ie. Nursing Director, Operation Director, Shift leads etc.) to ensure collaborative approach is taken.
  • Ensure completion of biopsychosocial assessments and treatment plans accurately, according to state and TJC standards.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • (Please include required licensure for this role)
  • Master’s Degree in social work, professional counseling, psychology or a related human services field or master’s degree in business, healthcare management or a related field.
  • License to practice in Missouri (i.e., LCSW, LPC, LMFT) preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • CPI Certified

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrates proficiency in communication and written skills
  • Knowledge of curriculum building and implantation
  • Knowledge of State and Federal statutes regarding Patient Confidentiality laws
  • Knowledge of Drug-Free Workplace Policies
  • Knowledge of Workplace Violence
  • Knowledge of Corporate Integrity and Compliance program
  • Knowledge of SUD and MH facility operations

Sana Lake Recovery, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.