Medical Director, Intensive Psychiatric Services

Aurora, CO
Apr 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Medical Director

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children's Hospital Colorado invites applications for the position of Medical Director of Intensive Psychiatric Services. The Section of Pediatric Behavioral Health is a vital and growing research and teaching section in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This section has recently completed an ambitious strategic plan which includes recruitment of more than 6 faculty positions over the course of the next year. Based at the Anschutz Medical and Research Campus, the Section of Pediatric Psychiatry benefits from affiliation with world class interdisciplinary professional education, research programs and clinical services.

Job Responsibilities: The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine seeks an experienced, licensed child and adolescent psychiatrist with demonstrated leadership skills to direct, administer and supervise Intensive Psychiatric Services at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado. The Medical Director of Intensive Psychiatric Services will work with the Institute's Medical and Clinical Directors to manage the intensive psychiatric unit as it continues to expand dramatically within Children's Hospital of Colorado. The Medical Director of Intensive Psychiatric Services will work collaboratively with the Medical Director of the PMHI, the Director of Program Development for Intensive Services, and the Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization Managers to set and implement clinical standards within the intensive services units. This includes implementing and monitoring safety and quality outcomes, designing staffing models, training for faculty, staff, and trainees, and providing leadership to design, implement, and oversee clinical programs. The Medical Director of Intensive Psychiatric Services will be responsible for mentoring junior faculty on the service, establishing scholarly activities and data collection as they relate to best practices, clinical outcomes, creating a family friendly experience, etc. In addition, this position will be involved in space planning and potential expansion opportunities as the need for these services continues to grow within the community. Creative thinking and collaboration with services throughout the hospital and community organizations will be a crucial component of the role. The position includes direct clinical care, teaching, supervision, and administrative duties. The Medical Director of Intensive Psychiatric Services candidate will have the opportunity to participate in clinical and/or leadership opportunities relevant to his or her expertise and interests. This position is a faculty position with rank commensurate with the applicant's experience.


Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Colorado Medical License, DEA Certificate, Board Certified in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. Must obtain Medical staff privileges within Children's Hospital Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications: Three to five years of experience that includes intensive services clinical duties, administrative and teaching responsibilities. Strong administrative, interpersonal, oral and written skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups. Experience and skill in consulting with professional colleagues and staff. Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and experience with diverse populations.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Questions should be directed to Melissa Sinclair *A background investigation is required for all prospective employees prior to their employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 06870

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20281 - SOM-PSYCH-Child SP/G

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Melissa Sinclair

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00706145


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