Adult Psychiatry Division Program Director

University of Colorado

  • Full Time
  • Aurora, Colorado

  • Published : 2022-11-24
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Job Description

  • Job Title Mental Health



University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Psychiatry

Adult Psychiatry Division Program Director

Position # 00799844 – Requisition #26956

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Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
  • 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 Psychiatryhas an opening for a full-timeUniversity Staff (unclassified)Adult Psychiatry Division Program Director 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.

    Professional Field

    Personnel Management, Financial Management, Clinical Practice Management, Grants Administration, Strategic Planning, Development

    Supervision Received

    The position will be under the supervision of the Division Head for Adult Psychiatry (Dr. Christopher Schneck), Medical Director of Student and Resident Mental Health and Faculty Practice (Dr. Rachel Davis) and the UC Denver Department of Psychiatry Administrator (Melissa Sinclair).

    Supervision Exercised

    Direct supervision of the SOM Psychiatry CUMedicine Freestanding Practice Manger, the Women’s Behavioral Health Program Manager, and the UCH Services Program Manager. Matrixed supervision of Finance and HR/Recruitment Specialists within the department’s Finance and HR Cores. This position will assist and provide joint supervision with the Managers and the Community Practice Division of a minimum of 11 patient access representatives and Care Coordinators.

    Programs Supported

    Division of Adult Psychiatry (sections include Johnson Depression Center, Women’s Behavioral Health, Student Resident Mental Health, START Program, UCH intensive level of care Services, UCH Psychology services, Faculty Practice, and freestanding outpatient clinics.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Program Director of the Adult Division is responsible for the operations of multiple specialty clinics as well as the Johnson Depression Center, and the behavioral health programs located within University of Colorado Hospital. This is a growing and complex division which has increased to over 100 faculty and staff over the past year and continues to expand rapidly. This division hosts a large number of CUMedicine freestanding clinics which include responsibility for daily operations in conjunction with the Community Practice Division of CU. Patient access is a top priority as is the development of structures to better coordinate one access point for all behavioral health care within the Division and the increase in lives served through better scheduling and access processes.

    The Program Director is responsible for developing and directing the long-range strategic business plan for the Program in conjunction with the division’s managers, the department and Finance team. This includes preparation of business analyses, proposals, implementation plans for new programs, and designs and implementation of changes to existing programs. The Director is responsible for processing and monitoring all UC Denver and UCH faculty related budgets. The Director is expected to collaborate with the department Finance Team, UCH administration and Senior Management to review faculty related expenditures and negotiate for “funds flow” expenditures quarterly or as needed. The Director is also responsible for monitoring collections, the implementation of UPL projects, and the establishment of new contracts and income generating opportunities. The Director has decision making authority and must exercise independent judgment to facilitate the optimal use of division resources and is responsible for regular financial reporting and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Department, and federal and other funding sources. The Director shall use their judgement to determine appropriate divisional and departmental resources and delegation of duties to those resources. The Director is responsible for being the subject matter expert for budgets and processes to serve as a source of guidance, training, and mentorship for staff within the division.

    The Director is responsible for direct and indirect oversight of sponsored research administration, post award, and collaboration with the Psychiatry Research Innovations (PRI) group in developing budgets, preparing proposals for processing, and monitoring grant renewals and progress reports and post award. The Director is responsible for working with CU MEDICINE, UCH, and other funding agencies for the creation and management of external contracts in collaboration with the department’s Finance Team and the Department’s Director of Finance and Administration. Works with CU MEDICINE and UCH to develop contract rates and fee schedules in collaboration with the department and the Revenue Cycle Analyst. Responsible for labor planning (“Table 1”) for the division and for training division managers in this process.

    Oversight and monitoring of the clinical practice including direct, continuous contact with the department’s Revenue Cycle Analyst, Data Manager, CU MEDICINE and UCH to ensure appropriate education of providers, documentation templates, coding, collections and productivity in all clinical areas. Direct and oversee the development of guidelines to provide feedback to physicians and solicit suggestions and feedback from physicians to improve the clinical enterprise. Responsible for overseeing and approving the monitoring and refining of productivity standards for clinical faculty including updating job descriptions as needed. Work with Clinic operations staff to ensure clinical excellence and efficiency. Responsible for reporting CFTE data and participating in practice evaluations as requested. Keep abreast of changes to healthcare policy, coding, and specific issues related to Behavioral Health to develop proactive solutions and disseminate information.

    The JDC section has a complex funding structure including management of one of the largest endowments on the SOM campus. The JDC also has an external Advisory Board and large fundraising efforts within the community. The Director will be responsible for engaging with the Board to provide financial and productivity updates alongside the Director of Finance and Administration.

    The Director is responsible for assisting the Division Head with recruitment of faculty including management of salary expectations. Due to the growing nature of this program, the Director will continually refine and develop the Divisional administrative structure along with the Division Head and DFA. The Director must understand the complex personnel system of the University and UCH and follow appropriate policies and procedures for faculty, professional staff, temporary staff, and personnel. The Director is also responsible for oversight of personnel, providing advice and counsel to hiring managers, ensure proper maintenance of files and annual evaluations, counsel employees and supervisors regarding employee relations issues and follow through with disciplinary actions when appropriate, arrange training when needed, and review the work and performance needs of direct reports. The Director will also work in conjunction with the Division Head and the department HR Manager and Faculty Affairs office to consistently improve Faculty and Staff Development and mentorship programs. The Director will ensure accurate funding distributions, payroll, hiring, and recruitment practices. Participate in supervision of PRAs and financial duties delegated to them.

    Assist in Space and Facilities administration at UCH and UCD including space allocation, remodeling, reporting of use, management of capital equipment, etc. Ensure compliance and assist with management of information technology and regulatory agency reviews as needed.

    Develop and participate in fundraising initiatives within the Program, coordinating when needed with the Advancement Office and appropriate staff. The JDC Section has an annual fundraiser and is heavily subsidized by gift funds. The Director will be engaged, as needed, in the coordination of Official Functions and will be responsible for the management of funds raised for these clinics. In collaboration with the DFA, the Director will engage in the planning and use of endowment funds related to the JDC Section. The Director may assist in the cultivation of donors. Assist with development of marketing materials and website as well as develop processes to improve access. Participate in Diversity Committee and work to improve diversity within the Program. Identify and develop plans to eliminate inefficiencies and increase morale. Assist in the identification of opportunities for further development of the Program, coordination of strategic planning, special events, meetings, etc.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s degree in business, healthcare management, or a related field plus four years of high level management experience including working with clinical operations teams such as in a hospital or private practice setting.

    Substitution : A combination of education and 5 years of related management experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

    Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

    UCD Peoplesoft HR, Grants Management, and CU/CUMedicine financial experience highly preferred.

    Behavioral health knowledge and experience

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of revenue cycle, including billing, collections, and patient services
  • Highly organized and effective communicator who is able to train new staff and learn new services quickly.
  • Able to develop business plans and budgets
  • Knowledge of practice management and EHR software, such as EPIC
  • Working Conditions

    Applicants with UCD/UCH or other University work experience is strongly preferred for this position due to duties involving personnel, financial management, grants preparation, grants management etc.

    Salary and Benefits

    The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at -$80,777-$102,749

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

    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 ​.

    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.


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