The Chief Behavioral Health Officer (CBHO) will oversee all mental health and substance abuse services in the Clinic. CBHO is responsible for BH program development, the BH department budget, BH related grants and BH service delivery at all clinic sites. The CBHO is also a member of the executive team and in this role is responsible for clinic-wide leadership. As part of the primary care treatment team, the CBHO manages patients with medical and behavioral health problems within the primary care setting and supports all BH staff in clinical skill development and supervision.
1. Provide general administrative coordination for all aspects of the behavioral health program
2. Oversee all behavioral health staff, and act as clinical supervisor when needed
3. Conduct quality assurance activities including: conducting chart reviews, reviewing unanticipated outcomes reports, developing and monitoring practice protocols and procedures
4. Act as community liaison for the Clinic on all behavioral health initiatives
5. Organize and manage community partnerships (e.g. Mind Springs Health, Public Health)
6. Manage and assist in writing BH related grants
7. Team with Clinic staff to monitor and inform operations and workflows
8. Work with internal and external evaluation teams to complete evaluation efforts
9. Coordinate training activities as needed to serve the community and providers
10. Monitor training and proficiency of behavioral health staff
11. Monitor treatment measures and outcomes
12. Complete all requirements of local and state funders
13. Assist Executive leadership issues such as strategic planning, site visits, etc.
14. Stay current on BH best practices and initiatives at the local and national level
15. Maintain APA accredited internship program and Master’s level training program for students completing practicum and internships
16. Assist in development of BH department budget, organizational budget and review of monthly financials
17. Work with Region 1 RAE on quality and measures related to Medicaid population
18. Oversee BH crisis response for Clinic patients and some community partners
*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties requested by their supervisor.
Experience & Education Requirement:
§ PhD/ PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (or closely related field) from an APA accredited program, Completion of APA accredited internship, May consider Master’s level degree as equivalent if extensive work experience in the field is evident.
§ Active and unrestricted Colorado license or ability to transfer license within 1 year
§ At least three (3) years progressive leadership experience in community health, integrated care, or community mental health
§ Experience in program management and staff supervision
§ Experience in grant writing
§ Experience in budgeting
Language Ability: Ability to read, write and clearly speak the English language. Ability to read, write and clearly speak the Spanish language preferred. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and deal with multiple linguistic cultural variables.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management.
Reasoning and Mental Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Self-directing and organized. Ability to reason objectively. Ability to assess, project and plan for patients needs. Ability to interpret state/ federal/agency regulations. Ability to document concisely, accurately and in timely manner. Ability to handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, co-workers, administration, physicians and providers, community agencies, referral sources, regulators and other health team members. Demonstrate ability to enlist the cooperation of others. High tolerance for stress.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a solid knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software and database software.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and email
Certificates and Licenses:
MA/MS, LPC, or PHD in psychology or social work
OSHA required courses for positions, CPR.
Licensed by a mental health governing body
Supervisory Responsibilities: Behavioral Health Team