Director, GME Mental Health Services/Behavioral Health Counselor IV

Tucson, AZ
Mar 31, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



COM Academic Affairs

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

This position is responsible for managing and maintaining a comprehensive mental health services program for residents and fellows in the University of Arizona College of Medicine. This position will develop and implement strategies for a longitudinal approach to resident and fellow mental health through the implementation of workshops, curriculum, programs and resources, including development and implementation of policies and procedures. It is also responsible for the administration and evaluation of the effectiveness of program outcomes. This position will provide clinical psychotherapy, and oversight and guidance of the Housestaff Counselors' work.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the quality of the organization's mental health care program for residents and fellows. Ensures compliance with ACGME (accrediting body) requirements regarding resident and fellow well-being. Collaborates with multiple departments with UAHS, UA and community agencies to maintain and manage core program components. Develops resources for referrals and networks with community mental health agencies. Engages and communicates with internal and external stakeholders to formulate program strategies. Evaluates and proposes institutional policies and protocols for mental health care program and services for GME.
  • Provides clinical psychotherapy services to residents and fellows. Facilitates individual and group psychotherapy. May address life skills and the treatment of mental illness, as well as substance abuse.
  • Teaches seminars and workshops. Provides mental health training and instruction for faculty, staff, residents, and fellows. May provide instruction in Mental Health First Aid, QPR Suicide Prevention, and Substance Abuse trainings. Develops presentations and program curriculum on mental health and substance abuse topics. Collects and analyzes data to assess and evaluate effectiveness of the program components.
  • Provides training, direction and instruction to mental health care services program staff. Provides oversight and guidance to GME Housestaff Counselors. Represents GME in UAHS/Banner Health wellness initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required; OR a Master's degree in related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Independent clinical license and clinical liability insurance.*Instructor certifications for Mental Health First Aid and QPR training.*Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Health Care and Wellness

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Behavioral Health

Job Function:

Health Care & Wellness

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Jerie Schulz | [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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