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Director of Psychology - Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan - Health Professional VI   

JOB TITLE:

Director of Psychology - Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan - Health Professional VI

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Denver Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Department Information



This position has a residency waiver and will be accepting applications from residents and non-residents of Colorado.
This announcement is open to potential candidates who are legal residents of the United States.
All legal residents of the United States are eligible to apply and compete.
If appointed to a position, applicants from outside of Colorado will be required to relocate to Colorado prior to their start date, at their own expense.

Most State of Colorado employees are eligible for a great benefits package! Please see the Supplemental Information section below for details!

The Colorado Mental Health Institute in Fort Logan (CMHHIFL) is one of two state hospitals serving our community.
The vision of CMHHIFL is to provide the highest quality mental health services to persons with complex, serious, and persistent mental illness within the resources available.
Our mission is to support those individuals in achieving their recovery goals and reaching their full potential.
CMHHIFL provides inpatient treatment to adult patients, generally between the ages of 18-59.
The hospital currently has 138 adult inpatient beds and over six treatment milieus serving civil and forensic individuals.
Medical services, occupational therapy, neuropsychological-rehabilitation services, and trauma-informed care services are available for all patients throughout the hospital.

Through our core values listed below, CMHHIFL staff is committed to:
Individual dignity and respect;
  • Person-centered, evidence-based care;
  • Trauma-informed recovery;
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration;
  • Diversity and inclusion;
  • Strong family and community partnerships.

The Psychology Department consists of psychologist candidates, clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists, psychology supervisors, and a neuropsychologist.
In addition, there is a robust psychology student training program for both externs and predoctoral interns.
These staff work in the 24-hour State psychiatric hospital with individuals voluntarily and involuntarily committed for treatment.
Patients receiving treatment at CMHH-FL have severe and persistent mental illness and may have a traumatic brain injury, trauma disorders, and other complex dynamics.
Each treatment team is multidisciplinary, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and mental health clinicians.
In addition, the hospital offers addiction specialists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, creative arts therapists, peer support, safety, dietary, and chaplain services.

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Description of Job

The Director of Psychology exists to provide leadership and oversight to the Psychology Department, which includes all psychologists within the hospital and the training program.
The Director of Psychology informs management decisions through specialized knowledge and experience within the psychology profession and contributes to the planning, developing, and implementation of program operations.
In collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer, this position oversees and ensures the efficacy of the services provided by the psychology team via program evaluation, program development, and program implementation.
The Director is required to have a good working knowledge of multiple specialties within the discipline, including specific licensing and certification requirements, as well as ethical and practice-specific guidelines.
Importantly, this position must have strong knowledge of the Colorado Revised Statute, specifically the civil commitment criteria and processes under Title 27 Article 65.
The Director is responsible for the employee supervisory responsibilities of this work unit.
In addition, this position develops and contributes to the provision of training and educational materials for the work unit and for hospital-wide in-services to staff and patients.
Lastly, this position will provide discipline-specific services to our patients across the hospital on an as-needed basis and serve as a hospital consultant specific to the respective area of expertise.


Work Unit Leadership:
The Psychology Director provides leadership and direction to the daily operations of the work unit, consisting of various levels of psychology staff.
In collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer, this position assesses the needs for the work unit based on program evaluation, patient treatment needs, the overall hospital mission, and resource allocation.
The Director of Psychology supports consistent implementation and compliance with related treatment standards and external agency rules/regulations (e.
g.
The Joint Commission TJC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services CMS), reports any deficits to leadership, and collaborates in developing operational procedures to ensure patient care.
This includes the development, oversight, and management of department-specific policies, protocols, and processes that are in line with those standards, as well as hospital expectations, and discipline ethics.
The Director serves as an advocate for the work unit and communicates needs and plans to leadership, which includes analyzing issues related to the therapeutic treatment services offered by this work unit.
This position must have good working knowledge of the clinical disciplines' training, regulatory, and licensure/certification requirements and practices to ensure they are upheld.
The Director ensures effective services are being provided by developing, implementing, and monitoring patient assessments, treatment planning, group sessions, individual therapy, psychological assessment, coordination of care with support system engagement, and individual interventions.
Should there be a need for quality improvement, the Director is responsible for identifying those needs and developing a corrective plan of action to present to leadership.
To support efficacy, this position will create work unit protocols and audit tools.
This position will monitor all department-related expenditures and individual clinicians budgets by approving P-card purchases and overseeing annual operating funds assigned to the work unit.
Monitor the testing budget.
A specific budget line for psychological testing materials.
The Director will make efforts to develop and maintain student training opportunities when possible, which will require familiarity with discipline-specific educational requirements and relationships with educational institutions.
This position will lead all interviewing, hiring, and training of employees, and organizing and leading department meetings.
The Director of Psychology possesses specialized knowledge within the discipline and regularly participates in hospital committees and work groups.
This position is responsible for all work unit-related needs during business hours and after hours as needed.


Clinical Supervision and Personnel:
The Director is responsible for employee supervisory responsibilities for the work unit.
This includes the provision of clinical and administrative supervision, professional development, employee performance evaluations, employee performance plans, corrective and disciplinary actions, staff scheduling, position descriptions, recruitment, retention, interviewing and hiring, onboarding, and training all staff, maintenance of competencies, and ensuring hospital wide required training has been completed.
This position will ensure student training opportunities are available and the associated supervision is provided as required by the Hospital, educational institution, and respective discipline.
In addition, and in collaboration with leadership, this position is responsible for developing work unit competencies and continuing education as needed for the work unit.
Currently, direct supervision includes three Psychologist II (one clinical, one forensic, and one neuro) who are responsible for their own direct reports, with a total of 10 Full Time Employees (FTE) within the work unit.
This position serves as the appointing authority for actions and decisions that directly impact the pay, status, and tenure of employees.


Clinical Services and Hospital Consultation:
Clinical services may include the application of discipline-specific theories, frameworks, and/or models of practice, which are applied during assessments, as well as group and individual treatment planning and intervention.
The position engages in discipline-specific assessments, treatment planning, and therapeutic intervention.
Interventions are created, reviewed, modified, or discontinued as needed by the individual in care.
In addition, this position will consult hospital-wide as needed and as referred by the various treatment teams to inform individualized treatment and/or programmatic needs.
This position will develop and deliver hospital-wide in-service training regarding the work unit, as well as areas of specialization.
This position may help facilitate and participate in community outings (requiring a valid Colorado drivers license), hospital-wide activities, and training in hospital-approved crisis management techniques.
All therapeutic services require detailed and individualized documentation in the electronic health record.


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Special Qualification:

Must be licensed as a psychologist

Experience Only:

Nine (9) years of relevant experience in an occupation related to the work assigned to
this position
OR
Education and Experience:
A combination of related education and/or relevant experience in an occupation
related to the work assigned to this position equal to nine (9) years

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience with forensic psychology

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be licensed as a psychologist.
  • Incumbents of this position must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid, unrestricted U.
    S.
    Driver's License
  • On-call - There are times your team may reach you after hours, as well as times when the hospital may contact you after the hours for clinical or staffing emergencies.
  • Travel- Potential travel to off-campus meetings, site visits, community outings
  • Full Background check
  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must (1) disclose that information on the application (2) provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position, (3) provide the employee number from the applicants prior State employment.
    Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination and failure to provide this information will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

Appeal Rights:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative.
This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.
personnelboard@state.
co.
us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.
866.
5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.
colorado.
gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.
colorado.
gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information


How to Apply

The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please contact
brennon.
watts@state.
co
.
us

About Us:
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS).
Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado.
In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.
    copera.
    org plus 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • BenefitHub state employee discount program
  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions


  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
    For more
information, go to https://www.
colorado.
gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.
.

Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services.
Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


ADAA Accommodations:
CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.
If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.
co.
us or call 1-800-929-0791.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~


Toll Free Applicant Technical Support

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

127452 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707242883-0518f2c6bc24fc1ef4553b2726dfd2f3

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Denver

Job Origin:

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Department Information



This position has a residency waiver and will be accepting applications from residents and non-residents of Colorado. This announcement is open to potential candidates who are legal residents of the United States. All legal residents of the United States are eligible to apply and compete. If appointed to a position, applicants from outside of Colorado will be required to relocate to Colorado prior to their start date, at their own expense.

Most State of Colorado employees are eligible for a great benefits package! Please see the Supplemental Information section below for details!

The Colorado Mental Health Institute in Fort Logan (CMHHIFL) is one of two state hospitals serving our community. The vision of CMHHIFL is to provide the highest quality mental health services to persons with complex, serious, and persistent mental illness within the resources available. Our mission is to support those individuals in achieving their recovery goals and reaching their full potential. CMHHIFL provides inpatient treatment to adult patients, generally between the ages of 18-59. The hospital currently has 138 adult inpatient beds and over six treatment milieus serving civil and forensic individuals. Medical services, occupational therapy, neuropsychological-rehabilitation services, and trauma-informed care services are available for all patients throughout the hospital.
Through our core values listed below, CMHHIFL staff is committed to:
Individual dignity and respect;
  • Person-centered, evidence-based care;
  • Trauma-informed recovery;
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration;
  • Diversity and inclusion;
  • Strong family and community partnerships.

The Psychology Department consists of psychologist candidates, clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists, psychology supervisors, and a neuropsychologist. In addition, there is a robust psychology student training program for both externs and predoctoral interns. These staff work in the 24-hour State psychiatric hospital with individuals voluntarily and involuntarily committed for treatment. Patients receiving treatment at CMHH-FL have severe and persistent mental illness and may have a traumatic brain injury, trauma disorders, and other complex dynamics. Each treatment team is multidisciplinary, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and mental health clinicians. In addition, the hospital offers addiction specialists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, creative arts therapists, peer support, safety, dietary, and chaplain services.

Opt-in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events!
CDHSCareers

Description of Job

The Director of Psychology exists to provide leadership and oversight to the Psychology Department, which includes all psychologists within the hospital and the training program. The Director of Psychology informs management decisions through specialized knowledge and experience within the psychology profession and contributes to the planning, developing, and implementation of program operations. In collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer, this position oversees and ensures the efficacy of the services provided by the psychology team via program evaluation, program development, and program implementation. The Director is required to have a good working knowledge of multiple specialties within the discipline, including specific licensing and certification requirements, as well as ethical and practice-specific guidelines. Importantly, this position must have strong knowledge of the Colorado Revised Statute, specifically the civil commitment criteria and processes under Title 27 Article 65. The Director is responsible for the employee supervisory responsibilities of this work unit. In addition, this position develops and contributes to the provision of training and educational materials for the work unit and for hospital-wide in-services to staff and patients. Lastly, this position will provide discipline-specific services to our patients across the hospital on an as-needed basis and serve as a hospital consultant specific to the respective area of expertise.

Work Unit Leadership:
The Psychology Director provides leadership and direction to the daily operations of the work unit, consisting of various levels of psychology staff. In collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer, this position assesses the needs for the work unit based on program evaluation, patient treatment needs, the overall hospital mission, and resource allocation. The Director of Psychology supports consistent implementation and compliance with related treatment standards and external agency rules/regulations (e.g. The Joint Commission TJC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services CMS), reports any deficits to leadership, and collaborates in developing operational procedures to ensure patient care. This includes the development, oversight, and management of department-specific policies, protocols, and processes that are in line with those standards, as well as hospital expectations, and discipline ethics. The Director serves as an advocate for the work unit and communicates needs and plans to leadership, which includes analyzing issues related to the therapeutic treatment services offered by this work unit. This position must have good working knowledge of the clinical disciplines' training, regulatory, and licensure/certification requirements and practices to ensure they are upheld. The Director ensures effective services are being provided by developing, implementing, and monitoring patient assessments, treatment planning, group sessions, individual therapy, psychological assessment, coordination of care with support system engagement, and individual interventions. Should there be a need for quality improvement, the Director is responsible for identifying those needs and developing a corrective plan of action to present to leadership. To support efficacy, this position will create work unit protocols and audit tools. This position will monitor all department-related expenditures and individual clinicians budgets by approving P-card purchases and overseeing annual operating funds assigned to the work unit. Monitor the testing budget. A specific budget line for psychological testing materials. The Director will make efforts to develop and maintain student training opportunities when possible, which will require familiarity with discipline-specific educational requirements and relationships with educational institutions. This position will lead all interviewing, hiring, and training of employees, and organizing and leading department meetings. The Director of Psychology possesses specialized knowledge within the discipline and regularly participates in hospital committees and work groups. This position is responsible for all work unit-related needs during business hours and after hours as needed.

Clinical Supervision and Personnel:
The Director is responsible for employee supervisory responsibilities for the work unit. This includes the provision of clinical and administrative supervision, professional development, employee performance evaluations, employee performance plans, corrective and disciplinary actions, staff scheduling, position descriptions, recruitment, retention, interviewing and hiring, onboarding, and training all staff, maintenance of competencies, and ensuring hospital wide required training has been completed. This position will ensure student training opportunities are available and the associated supervision is provided as required by the Hospital, educational institution, and respective discipline. In addition, and in collaboration with leadership, this position is responsible for developing work unit competencies and continuing education as needed for the work unit. Currently, direct supervision includes three Psychologist II (one clinical, one forensic, and one neuro) who are responsible for their own direct reports, with a total of 10 Full Time Employees (FTE) within the work unit. This position serves as the appointing authority for actions and decisions that directly impact the pay, status, and tenure of employees.

Clinical Services and Hospital Consultation:
Clinical services may include the application of discipline-specific theories, frameworks, and/or models of practice, which are applied during assessments, as well as group and individual treatment planning and intervention. The position engages in discipline-specific assessments, treatment planning, and therapeutic intervention. Interventions are created, reviewed, modified, or discontinued as needed by the individual in care. In addition, this position will consult hospital-wide as needed and as referred by the various treatment teams to inform individualized treatment and/or programmatic needs. This position will develop and deliver hospital-wide in-service training regarding the work unit, as well as areas of specialization. This position may help facilitate and participate in community outings (requiring a valid Colorado drivers license), hospital-wide activities, and training in hospital-approved crisis management techniques. All therapeutic services require detailed and individualized documentation in the electronic health record.


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Special Qualification:

Must be licensed as a psychologist

Experience Only:

Nine (9) years of relevant experience in an occupation related to the work assigned to
this position
OR
Education and Experience:
A combination of related education and/or relevant experience in an occupation
related to the work assigned to this position equal to nine (9) years

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience with forensic psychology

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be licensed as a psychologist.
  • Incumbents of this position must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid, unrestricted U.S. Driver's License
  • On-call - There are times your team may reach you after hours, as well as times when the hospital may contact you after the hours for clinical or staffing emergencies.
  • Travel- Potential travel to off-campus meetings, site visits, community outings
  • Full Background check
  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must (1) disclose that information on the application (2) provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position, (3) provide the employee number from the applicants prior State employment. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination and failure to provide this information will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

Appeal Rights:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information


How to Apply

The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please contact
brennon.watts@state.co.us

About Us:
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • BenefitHub state employee discount program
  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions


  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.
.

Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


ADAA Accommodations:
CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~


Toll Free Applicant Technical Support

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