Quality Assurance Coordinator – Behavioral Health


Requisition Number: 15-3531
Job Title: Quality Assurance Coordinator – Behavioral Health, Time Limited
Salary: $48,942.40
Salary Grade: 28
Opening Date: 08/25/2015
Closing Date: 09/08/2015
Position Type: Time-Limited (Appointed)
Work Hours: 40
Department: Human Services
Division: Behavioral Health Services-2250000000
Work Location: Salt Lake County Government Center – 2001 South State Street
Important Information: Behavioral Health Services has a wonderful opportunity for a highly skilled and detail-oriented Quality Assurance Coordinator.

This is a benefited position that will be contracted for 3 years with the potential to be extended further if additional funding is available.  Click here to view Salt Lake County’s attractive benefit package.

Time limited employees serve for a maximum of three (3) years. They are exempted by law from the rights of a merit employee and work at the will and pleasure of the hiring agency. An agency head or hiring official may dismiss or demote a non-merit employee at any time, without just cause, and without right of appeal.

Position Description: JOB SUMMARY

Assists in providing oversight to county Behavioral Health contracts to ensure adherence to local area contracts and utilization of Best Practices. Offers training and support to local providers to assist in meeting such contractual obligations.  The successful candidate will have high attention to detail and will be comfortable performing the vast majority of their work at a desk.


Master’s degree from and accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Educational Psychology or other closely related field, plus one (1) year of related experience.

Licensed in the State of Utah as a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LCSW and CSW, LPC and LPCi, or LMFT).

Must pass a criminal background check.

Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of hire.

Experience in behavioral health treatment, especially inpatient mental health and outpatient substance abuse treatment, and electronic medical records is preferred.


  • Reviews clinical files from providers as part of the appeal process, and with the team, renders a decision
  • Monitors treatment program compliance with the Division of Behavioral Health’s contracts and Clinical Best Practice Standards.
  • Evaluates assessment, admission, and treatment planning information to ensure conformity with Salt Lake County contracts and Department of Health Medicaid standards.
  • Reviews treatment program to ensure compliance with Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Scope of Practice regulations.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to local contracted treatment providers on documentation methods that accurately substantiate billing practices compatible with Corporate Compliance Standards.
  • Assists Quality Assurance Team in facilitating close collaboration with and between contracted Salt Lake County Behavioral Health treatment contractors.
  • Provides training specific to Person Centered Treatment Planning and/or the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria.
  • Provides technical assistance on utilization of County’s electronic medical record system.

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