Primary Care Psychologist

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Primary Care Psychologist

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Pediatric Mental Health Institute (PMHI) of Children's Hospital invite applications for the position of Primary Care Psychologist in the Special Care Clinic. Integrated behavioral health services have been integrated into the Special Care Clinic for the past year. The clinic would like to expand these services further. The PMHI is a rapidly expanding clinical, research and teaching section in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Based at the Anschutz Medical and Research Campus, there are ample opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary professional education, research programs and clinical services.

Job Responsibilities:

This position includes direct clinical care, teaching, and program development duties, with a focus on providing integrated behavioral health services to patients of the Special Care Clinic and their families. The Special Care clinic provides primary care services to patients with complex medical needs and is an academic medical center. The appropriate candidate will have experience and expertise working in pediatric healthcare settings, specifically providing integrated behavioral health services to children with special health care needs. Additional qualifications include expertise in infant mental health and development. The Primary Care Psychologist will work closely with other members of the behavioral health team and other pediatric health team members to deliver individual, family, and group-based services, consult with pediatric teams regarding addressing behavioral health and environmental factors that impact child well-being, and collaborate closely with resource partners including social work, family navigators, and community health liaisons. The Primary Care Psychologist in the Special Care Clinic will engage in teaching and scholarship, including collaboration on grants and contracts with hospital and community partners. This is a faculty position with rank commensurate with the applicant's experience.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program with an APA or APPIC approved internship. Applicants must have experience working with early childhood and populations with complex medical diagnoses in primary care, and with families. Applicants must possess a Colorado Psychologist License or be eligible for licensure within the state of Colorado. Must obtain Medical staff privileges at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience and interest in providing behavioral health services in a primary care setting, delivering early childhood mental health services, using evidence-based treatment models including but not limited motivational strategies, consultation models such as HealthySteps, and flexible application of behavioral and developmental therapies. Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team model and with colleagues, medical specialists, and trainees. Experience and skill in consulting with professional colleagues and staff. Commitment to multiculturalism and experience with diverse populations. Bilingual candidates are preferred.

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.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Questions should be directed to Melissa Sinclair [email protected]

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 13852

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 - 21232 - SOM-PSYCH HARRIS RSCH SPG/GIFT

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 11, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Melissa Sinclair

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00747702





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Posted: 8/11/2018
Application Due: 9/6/2018
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