Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

    • Denver, CO

EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.


HIRING RANGE: $325,000 - $365,000 per year


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POSITION SUMMARY:  Establish, ensure, and oversee all medical practices and medical standards of care for the organization.  Oversee all medical staff.  Oversee all medical-related services, medical care protocols and methodologies, medications, and interventions to ensure these are provided in a safe, effective, and well-coordinated manner.  With goals of well-being and an extraordinary experience for each person served, work closely with the COO, Vice Presidents for clinical services and other Executive Team members with oversight of clinical programs, and all Medical Providers within the organization, regarding procedures, policies and standards of care.



  1. Supervise all medical staff (directly or indirectly), including, but not limited to Medical Directors, all psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants.
  2. Establish, update, and oversee all medical standards of care, integrating cutting-edge science into practical service delivery.
  3. Coordinate decisions regarding individuals moving into or moving from community-based to/from inpatient environments. Work closely with clinical teams to ensure smooth transitions and effective care.
  4. Supporting the CEO, act as the lead medical services representative and liaison with other medical and clinical agencies, organizations, and educational institutions toward a more integrated system of care. Communicate well to maintain effective partnerships, prevent and resolve any inter-agency disputes.
  5. Coordinate with COO and other executives to support quality internal systems of care for each person served. Toward this goal, meet regularly with the leadership, medical, and managerial staff.
  6. Promote, respect and value the principles of the organization: well-being, recovery, and resiliency-focused care; diversity and inclusiveness, and trauma-informed services and environment.
  7. Oversee and support programs integrating primary medical care and mental health care within the organization and promote integrated care opportunities within the healthcare community.
  8. Provide direct clinical services to a small group of people served (maintain clinical practice).
  9. Oversee and support in-house pharmacy programs, in both the clinical and administrative areas, and collaboration of pharmacy and medical staff.
  10. Direct, coordinate and oversee medical staff practice and procedures regarding complex medical issues, compliance with best practices, standards and protocols.
  11. Participate in and coordinate with the COO on Risk Management activities involving medical and clinical care, including critical incident reviews and utilization reviews.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by the CEO.


EDUCATION:  Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Osteopathy, Colorado License to Practice Medicine and Board Certification in Psychiatry.


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of three years of senior medical management experience in a mental health organization.  Experience with a broad spectrum of care including working with those with mental health issues, including, but not limited to severe and persistent mental illness, along with an understanding of “whole-person treatment.”  Understanding of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based mental health services. 



  • Medical expertise, administrator and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to communicate with staff, community, and other agencies and providers in a professional, effective manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications.
  • Computer literate and comfortable with the use of technology.
  • Understanding of research, quality care, and recovery/resiliency-focused treatment.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   Directly supervise Medical Directors, some Psychiatrist staff, Director of Clinical Nursing Services, and Director of Pharmacy Programs.


MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:  Office-related equipment, such as phone, computer/laptop/devices, printer/copier/facsimile/scanner, etc. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lead, facilitate, and attend large meetings, deliver presentations, drive to various locations, and similar physical functions.  

TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS:  Ability to give, receive, and analyze and prioritize information, formulate work plans and strategic goals, prepare written materials and articulate these goals and action plans.  Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to interact and communicate effectively with them.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  May be called upon to work long hours from time to time.  Requires some local and long-distance travel (necessitating a car and a valid Colorado driver license).


The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience, and well-being, known locally and nationally for innovative and effective community behavioral healthcare.

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