OTC Clinic Coordinator

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry/ARTS
Health Care Principal Professional - OTC Clinic Coordinator
Position #741372 – Requisition #19554

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Department of Psychiatry - ARTS has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) OTC Clinic Coordinator position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here. 

Job Summary:
The University of Colorado Denver and the School of Medicine’s Addiction Research Treatment Services (ARTS) department is seeking applications for the full-time position of Clinic Coordinator for the Outpatient Therapeutic Community (OTC). Addiction Research and Treatment Services is located on the Ft. Logan campus in southwest Denver. OTC provides drug and alcohol treatment services to adult men and women who have completed the residential portion of their treatment in a therapeutic community setting. Many of these clients are serving Community Corrections sentences.

Jobs in this career family are responsible for performing a wide range of professional duties to support the university's teaching, research and/or service missions through the provision of health and wellness services, dealing with general, indirect patient care operations and management of healthcare services.  Functions include hospital administration, healthcare regulatory compliance, patient relations, operational services, admissions, and medical records. Includes professional assignments in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, counseling and behavioral health, public health, dietetics and nutrition, other allied health fields, alternative medicine and therapies, and related disciplines. 

Principal Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial, and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed at an advanced or expert level. 

Examples of Work Performed: 

  • The Clinic Coordinator position is responsible for the day-to-day coordination, functioning and oversight of the intensive outpatient treatment component based on the principles of a therapeutic community treatment environment.  
  • Coordinates the work functions and schedules of 5 staff and ensures client safety and facility security.
  • Works in conjunction with Director to oversee quality of clinical care, including adherence to evidence-based practices that include behavioral, psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments. Responsible for adjusting treatment methods and technologies, as indicated by available resources and clinical research. 
  • Has a thorough understanding of the Division of Criminal Justice Standards and Office of Behavioral Health Rules and works with the Director to maintain compliance to both. Educates program staff on these standards and rules and assists in implementing changes to the program to achieve on-going compliance.
  • Regularly reviews paperwork and clinical processes to evaluate program’s adherence to rules and standards.
  • This Clinic Coordinator position promotes an environment of support and encouragement among program staff, ensuring appropriate supervision of clinical programming as identified in assigned credentials. Morale and employee productivity are essential conditions to be maintained.
  • Assists Director to ensure adherence to various licensure, regulatory, and clinical requirements from state and federal entities including the Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Criminal Justice, Department of Corrections, Signal Behavioral Health Network, etc. 
  • Collaborates on the development and revisions of program policies and procedures to meet changing demands of external entities and internal processes.
  • Reports and monitors critical incidents and corrective action plans as needed.
  • Provides trainings to OTC staff.
  • Manages reporting and documentation for all escapes and return to custodies.
  • This position is the direct contact with stakeholders, such as the Department of Corrections liaison, various county liaisons, Office of Behavioral Health, and personnel within the Division of Criminal Justice to facilitate client placements, billing, conducting educational presentations, as well as collaborating with various community-based organizations to access services beneficial to our clientele.
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position begins at $55,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits
Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected] 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, criminal justice, psychology, or other human services related field.
  • Three (3) years of related professional experience in a clinical setting
  • Certified Addictions Counselor III (CAC III) or Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC)
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a human services related field, such as counseling, social work, criminal justice, or psychology.
  • Licensure in clinical social work, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy.
  • Experience working with an offender population. 
  • Prior work experience that demonstrates abilities related to customer relations and/or customer service.
  • Experience in Therapeutic Community treatment. 
  • Clinical supervision experience.

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of patients, staff, faculty, community members, and vendors. 
  • Knowledge of multiple Evidenced-Based Practices for substance use disorders, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, Motivational Interviewing, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated history of professionalism and superb customer service skills. 
  • Microsoft office skills including Word, Excel, & Outlook 
Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid State of Colorado Driver’s License. 
  • Must agree to fingerprinting, criminal background check, and child abuse registry check. Individuals in recovery from substance abuse must have one year’s abstinence from alcohol and drug problems, agree to continued abstinence, and provide urine samples upon request and under observation.
  • Must be willing and able to work with clients with significant drug/alcohol use disorders and extensive legal histories. 
  • Must be willing and able to project authority with confidence.
  • Must be willing and able to work in a fast-paced, high stress environment
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Nov 11, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 2/10/2021
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