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Outpatient Program Manager

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry/ARTS

Outpatient Program Manager

Position #741372 Requisition #22258

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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) [Outpatient Program Manager] 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.

The University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Addiction Research Treatment Services (ARTS) program is seeking applications for a full time Program Manager for an Outpatient Clinic located on the Ft. Logan campus in southwest Denver. This ARTS clinic provides substance use and co-occurring mental health treatment services to adult men and women who have successfully completed residential substance use treatment.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • The Program Manager position is responsible for the day-to-day coordination, functioning and supervision of the Outpatient Clinic located on the Ft. Logan campus.
  • This position will be part of the on-call crisis phone rotation.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of a minimum of 5 staff and will oversee a team of approximately 10-15 individuals.
  • Prepares and conducts annual performance evaluations and professional development plans for all assigned direct reports. Prepares and conducts disciplinary actions, such as performance improvement plans, for direct report(s), according to hiring authority guidelines.
  • Works in conjunction with the Program 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 Program 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.
  • Promotes an environment of support and encouragement among program staff, ensuring appropriate supervision of programming. Morale and employee productivity are essential conditions to be maintained.
  • Ensures adherence to various licensure, regulatory, and clinical requirements from state and federal entities including the Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Criminal Justice, Community Corrections, Department of Corrections, Signal Behavioral Health Network, etc.
  • Oversees transitional living housing program for both men and women.
  • Ensures client safety and facility security.
  • Develops and revises 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.
  • Oversees and provides training to program staff.
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated history of professionalism and superb customer service skills.
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this health care program manager position begins at $66,389 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.


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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.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field, such as counseling, social work, criminal justice, or psychology.  Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS). 
  • The position requires 2-3 years of diverse and progressively responsible experience at the management level, including direct responsibility for clinically appropriate programming activities.
  • Requires a minimum of 2 years supervisory 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.
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 individuals with significant substance 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.

Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

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 (LCSW), professional counseling (LPC), or marriage and family therapy (LMFT).Experience working with an offender population. Experience with gender responsive treatment and programming.
  • Experience growing outpatient substance use and co-occurring treatment programming and services.
  • Prior work experience that demonstrates abilities related to customer relations and/or customer service.
  • Microsoft office skills including Word, Excel, & Outlook

Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 27, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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