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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S7016 / Mgr,Clinical Therapy Programs
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under limited supervision, organizes, administers, and oversees the operation of a clinical therapy, social work, and/or interdisciplinary evaluation program or set of programs designed for a specified patient population. Oversees and coordinates the work of clinical professionals and/or support staff, and provides a range of direct patient evaluation and counseling and/or social work services, as appropriate to program objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees, coordinates, and provides professional leadership in the provision of clinical therapeutic services provided by the program, in accordance with program objectives and clinical guidelines, procedures, and standards.
  2. Develops, implements, and/or modifies treatment protocols and clinical procedures in accordance to clinical objectives and standards.
  3. Provides direct patient consultation and care; develops, evaluates and modifies rehabilitative therapy programs as required.
  4. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  5. Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit.
  6. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  7. Performs and/or oversees academic/clinical research and associated activites, as appropriate, ensuring data integrity and compliance with protocol and standards.
  8. Prepares grant proposals and manages contracts and grants for various projects.
  9. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  10. Conducts clinical evaluation activities as appropriate to the specific objectives of the program.
  11. Works collaboratively with University, State, and/or local agencies and constituencies to enhance existing services and build capacity through shared knowledge and training.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
  • Knowledge of current principles, concepts, and approaches within specified area of therapeutic expertise.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of clinical protocol, procedures, and standards.
  • Ability to develop, implement, evaluate, and modify psychosocial rehabilitation programs for patients.
  • Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles, methods, and techniques
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of clinical research.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of developmental evaluation and intervention methods and techniques, as appropriate to the program.

Conditions of Employment

  • Clinic-specific professional licensure and/or certification, as designated by the department, is a requirement for this job.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017