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Sr Dir Behavioral Health

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Executive/Senior Level Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 62788
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2022

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Directs administrative, financial, and business decisions for the behavioral health service line within the Metro Denver market in collaboration with UCHealth, Department of Psychiatry, and University of Colorado School of Medicine leadership.

Work Schedule: Full Time Days

Collaborates across key constituents to ensure clear communication and establish trust. Key constituents include, but are not limited to, leadership, staff, faculty, donors, advisory boards, community partners, and referring providers.

Develops and operationalizes plans for behavioral health programs with focus on regulatory compliance, staffing recruitment and retention, patient and staff safety, evidence based clinical models, and quality outcomes.

Develops comprehensive finance and operations plans for programmatic development of behavioral health service line in collaboration with UCHealth, Department of Psychiatry, and University of Colorado School of Medicine leadership and updates this plan periodically as the guiding strategic framework for the service line.

Routinely reviews financial data to ensure a balance of revenue and expense management, including billing, contracting, personnel management, staffing models, and new program performance.

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • Minimum Required Education: Master’s degree in related discipline. Preferred: Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, or Nursing Administration.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: None Required. Preferred: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist (LP).
  • Minimum Experience: 5 years of leadership experience in management of an inpatient behavioral health program.

The pay range for this position is: $63.32 - $101.31/ hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

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