Chief Clinical Officer

Posted: August 31, 2020

Lorenz Clinic seeks a licensed psychologist to serve as Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) of a growing, multi-site psychology system. The position is full-time and will be housed at the system’s flagship clinic in Victoria, Minnesota.

Position Overview

Under the general direction of the CEO, the CCO plans, develops, manages, and oversees the administration and growth of behavioral health service lines and clinic operations. Through subordinate professional-level and supervisory-level staff, the CCO establishes, maintains, and enforces acceptable professional and ethical standards of the facility’s clinical staff according to the CEO’s clinical vision. The CCO serves in a consultative role to the system’s clinical leadership regarding both clinical and organizational development. They participate in strategic planning and committee activities. The CCO also monitors program and provider activity and manages for clinical effectiveness, productivity, provider experience, compliance, profitability, program utilization and reach.

The CCO assists the Chief Executive Officer in ensuring the facility meets all related local, state, federal and accrediting-body rules and regulations. The CCO assists the CEO in coordinating and directing patient care in the facility according to adopted policies/procedures, state and federal regulations, and accepted accreditation standards. The CCO also serves as privacy officer and the primary liaison between the clinical staff and clinic ownership.

Distinguishing Features

The CCO oversees diversified service lines, each multiple levels of care. The CCO is distinguished from the lower level of service line leads, Associate Clinical Directors, in that the latter does not have overall responsibility for program planning, development and evaluation, program reporting and statistics, and program outcome monitoring. The CCO is further distinguished from the CEO in that the latter has authority of all clinical operations.

Ideal Candidates

In addition to the qualifications, knowledge, and skills listed below, ideal candidates for this position will also exemplify the following essential attributes for success:

  • An experienced health system administrator who is compassionate and emotionally differentiated and has an uncommon ability to simultaneously support and challenge those they lead
  • A decisive leader and competent decision maker capable of solving problems and taking appropriate action that is consistent with professional and managerial best practices
  • A builder with a history of setting and achieving ambitious programmatic goals, with an evidenced history of measuring, presenting, and positively impacting program and healthcare outcomes
  • A passionate policy maker who is intrinsically motivated to keep abreast of and integrate an ever shifting macrosystemic regulatory environment into pragmatic clinic policy
  • A leader for whom follow-through and a high level of accountability for others are de rigueur and for whom fluidly changing tasks and responsibilities are energizing
  • An engaging, charismatic personality and voracious networker who possesses an air of confidence and creates a good first impression of the clinic by commanding attention and earning the trust and respect of others
  • Someone who can demonstrate to and require accountability from others at every level of an organization
  • A doctorally-prepared behavioral health clinician with uncommon clinical acumen and broad professional competencies, capable of inspiring and educating other clinicians about their chosen profession and modeling the integration of science into practice
  • Someone experienced in the design, implementation, and management of large, complex mental healthcare programs and/or clinics and who is able to oversee and direct the resources, personnel, and activities of a multidisciplinary team

Knowledge & Skills

The most suitable candidates will possess the following knowledge and competencies:

  • Managerial principles and best practices including work planning, budgeting, employee supervision, and resource allocation within a complex, integrated behavioral health system
  • Principles and practices for maintaining and expanding funding sources while adhering to payer administrative requirements
  • Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation as well as healthcare outcomes measurement, tracking, reporting, and presentation-Practices and techniques of programmatic analysis and reporting
  • Psychological diagnostic methods and terminology-Cultural and ecosystemic factors affecting mental health
  • Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements
  • Principles and practices of direct client service delivery
  • Knowledge of current theories, principles, and practices for providing psychological services to clients
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
  • Office administrative practices and procedures including records management and the operation of standard office equipment
  • Computer applications related to the work including the Clinic’s Electronic Health Record

For a complete list of job duties, view the unabridged position listing on the clinic website here: