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Director, Behavioral Health Services

UNM Medical Group, Inc.
life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 403(b)
United States, New Mexico, Albuquerque
Jul 09, 2024

The UNM Medical Group, Inc. is hiring a Director, Behavioral Health Services. This opportunity is a full-time, Monday-Friday day shift opening located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This position will include 0.2-0.4 FTE administrative time plus additional clinical time of up to 1.0FTE, if desired.

Minimum $106,516 - Midpoint $135,761*

*Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.

*Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.


In collaboration with leadership, plans, organizes, and manages the day-to-day integrated clinical

activities of assigned ambulatory clinic(s). Develops and implements strategies, policies,

protocols, and systems that improve operational productivity, efficiency, and customer service of

assigned area. Adheres to and promotes the core expectations of the clinic's operational model(s).

Plans, develops and implements all clinical expansions related to behavioral health services,

including mental health and substance use disorders, as they pertain to new service lines and/or

locations. Serves as a member of assigned area's management team; participates in decision-making

related to organizational operations, strategies, and goals, and implements and enforces operating

policies, procedures, and standards. Provide clinical behavioral health services to patients.

Minimum Job Requirements of a Director, Behavioral Health Services:

Doctorate or terminal degree in Psychology, and completion of Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship; at

least 7 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

State of NM Licensed Psychologist, or eligibility for NM licensure, as documented by out-of-state

licensure. Verification of education and licensure will be required if selected for hire.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Director, Behavioral Health Services:

1. Plans, organizes, and manages integrated clinical operations ensuring the maintenance and parity

of day-to-day behavioral health operations and ensures the continuity of exceptional customer

service among patients, staff, and health care providers.

2. Manages daily behavioral health operations including establishing work priorities, overseeing

workflow, assisting in the resolution of issues including patient concerns, and ensuring that the

practices of the clinic follow organizational and departmental policies and procedures,

accreditation standards and requirements.

3. Analyzes practice management reports to identify practice patterns and issues that are utilized

for problem resolution.

4. Supervises and trains staff in performance of programmatic and administrative activities, as

appropriate to the position; interacts with and guides clinic personnel in the enhancement of

operating efficiency and improvement of responsiveness to patients.

5. Participates in development and management of operating budgets and ensures that the fiscal

practices of assigned areas follow appropriate policies and procedures.

6. Provides direct supervision; responsible for hiring, clinic orientation, scheduling, discipline,

performance evaluations, training, work allocation, staff competencies, and problem resolution.

7. Collaborates with appropriate departments to optimize behavioral health billing and collections.

8. Works with quality team to implement best practices in quality process for behavioral health

services offered.

9. Diagnoses or evaluates mental, emotional and substance use disorders of individuals and

administers programs of treatment, interviews patients in clinics, hospitals, and other settings

and studies medical and social case histories.

10. Treats psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments utilizing various psychological

techniques; selects appropriate treatment approach and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of

individual, group, and family therapies.

11. Conducts individual therapy programs and performs a range of direct assessment, diagnosis,

treatment, and crisis intervention for individual patients, groups, and families.

12. Documents and/or oversees the documentation of therapy in accordance with policies and

procedures regarding medical records; implements and adheres to policies which ensure patient


13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

About UNM Medical Group, Inc.

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment:

We will strive as an institution and as individuals to recognize, cultivate and promote all forms of diversity and to foster health and well-being throughout New Mexico by weaving cultural humility and respect for all people.


UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off plan and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees (0.5FTE or greater).

We are looking for a dedicated Director, Behavioral Health Services who is passionate about providing exceptional healthcare services and improving patient outcomes. We encourage you to apply today!

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