Dir., Mental Health Services with United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee in Colorado Springs · CO

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Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Director, Sports Medicine, the Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of mental health services and programming for Team USA.  The Director will develop and implement the clinical pathways for mental health assessment, referral, treatments, and management.  The Director will perform as the lead for management of mental health crisis as well as development and execution of mental health emergency action plans.  The Director is clinically competent and continuously maintains current licensure/certification in their field.

The Director is experienced in the care of elite and diverse athlete populations and in creating and completing medical documentation.  The Director will demonstrate the ability to provide treatment that spans the spectrum of care for athletes ranging from debilitating mental illness to optimization of performance.  The Director will possess knowledge and the ability to conduct a substance use evaluation and referral based on ASAM criteria.  Good communication and collaboration amongst the sports medicine and sport performance teams, including sports psychology, is essential.  The Director will possess elite sports experience with athletes from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Serve as point person to direct provision of USOPC Mental Health Services for Team USA athletes. Lead a cross-functional team of USOPC staff to determine and deliver the appropriate services based on each athlete’s situation.
  2. Provide crisis intervention, mental health assessment, and referral services to Team USA athletes. Stay up to date on current trends in the mental health space to ensure that the USOPC is providing cutting-edge, evidence-based resources and techniques to athletes.
  3. Provide a high level of service and communication at all times to all entities.
  4. Serve as the subject matter expert on issues of mental health and collaborate across USOPC departments and stakeholders on improvements to the mental health and wellness landscape for athletes and staff.
  5. Participate on a multi-disciplinary team with USOPC Sports Medicine and Sport Psychology staff and external medical and mental health experts in the management of athlete mental health needs (e.g., significant mental health issues, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, etc.).
  6. Provide consultation, training, and educational resources for coaches and NGBs to facilitate the mental health needs of their athletes and teams.  
  7. Contribute to the development of an environment for USOPC team members and Olympic and Paralympic athletes that is healthy, safe, equitable, and culturally diverse.
  8. Lead the development and implementation of athlete mental health policies and procedures for the Olympic & Paralympic Games including mental health emergency action plans. Train Games staff on the mental health policies and procedures.
  9. Adhere to HIPAA-compliant documentation and recordkeeping including recording and entering all patient athlete medical interactions and related data in the electronic medical records in a complete and timely manner.
  10. Adhere to the Code of Ethics and credentialing requirements of the Professional State Licensing Board in field of practice.
  11. Provide for patient management in accordance with licensure, scope of practice, standards of care, and functions of individual professional licensure permitted by State law. Maintain continuous compliance with medical and legal requirements for the states of employment as well as any other states in which the individual provides or supports the USOPC or NGB at sporting events or assigned activities.
  12. Maintain compliance with IOC, WADA, USADA, and the Olympic/Paralympic Code to provide for maximum sports performance for each athlete.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Ph.D, Psy.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Master’s degree in a psychology or counseling related field

Licensure & Certification:
  • State Licensure as a Mental Health Provider
  • AASP Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) Certification preferred
  • Board Certifications per specialty, if applicable
  • Current CPR certification

  • 7+ years of clinical experience in specialty field and sport
  • Electronic Medical Record experience
  • Current training in SafeSport
  • Completion of USADA Antidoping training

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population including, but not limited to, athletes (both able-bodied and Paralympians), coaches, administrative staff, physicians, volunteers, and other medical personnel
  • Continuously comply with local, state, and federal health and safety standards, rules, and regulations

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions
  • Standard office equipment
  • Health care facility
  • Work irregular hours and after hours on call duty
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally
  • Must maintain clean, organized, and safe work areas
  • Regular attendance at work is an essential job function

Work Location
Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center

Salary Range
$106,815 - $135,655 per year

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