Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic Assistant Director/Senior Instructor

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Make a difference in the lives of veterans in Colorado!

Appointed in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, this faculty position will provide therapeutic evaluation and treatment of patients with behavioral, emotional and mental disorders at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Colorado. The clinic is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Position duties include providing overall clinic supervision, clinical care, training and supervision of behavioral health trainees, working with interdisciplinary teams to ensure coordinated care, providing case management as needed, and participating in quality improvement initiatives and research projects.

Specific duties include:


  • Provide, in coordination with the Clinic Director and Medical Director, overall clinical supervision for clinic, including 1:1 clinical supervision for therapists and leading the clinical case consultation meeting
  • Serve as lead for crisis management, including management of walk-in crises and supporting the intake coordinator for assessing and managing the risk of clients calling in seeking services.
  • Manages the assignment and monitoring of high risk clinical cases.
  • Makes day-to-day clinic decisions in line with the Clinic mission, Cohen Veterans Network Guidebook and in consultation with the Clinic Director, Medical Director, and Executive Director when necessary.
  • Helps to promote overall CVN national and local vision and mission to clinic staff, including supporting leadership communication and execution of CVN vision.
  • Facilitates communication between staff and leadership identifying issues and offering range of solutions for considerations.
  • Lead and be the champion for the clinic's measurement-based care strategy and ensure all clinical care provided is evidenced-based, of high quality, and that clients are receiving the value they need from the treatment.
  • Manage after-hours care and serve as primary liaison to Vets4Warriors.
  • Work with the EHR/Data Manager, and in coordination with the Clinic Director, to customize and manage the electronic health record.
  • Participate in clinical research projects, as appropriate (not required to be a clinician-researcher unless pursuing traditional promotion path).
  • Promote the clinic and the brand in the service of enhancing and maintaining a strong referral-base.
  • Attend and present at conferences, meetings and trainings in order to maintain certification and enhance professional skills; participate in faculty development activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including diverse interest groups, advocacy groups, and other governmental organizations.
  • On a continuous basis, interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve clinic related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • Accepts other responsibilities specifically assigned by Cohen Clinic Leadership.

Clinical Care
  • Provide evidence-based mental health treatments to Veterans and their families, families of Active Duty Service Members, and Reserve Component Service Members and their families.
  • Assess, diagnose and treat behavioral, mental or emotional conditions.
  • Facilitate group visits.
  • Design and implement health promotion/disease prevention interventions.
  • Manage intake process for new patients, including supporting intake workers as needed and leading weekly disposition meetings for the clinical team to assign and present cases.
  • Maintains eligibility for School of Medicine Faculty.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest developments in field, both academically and through applied skill.
  • Provides consultation to clinical team members on evidenced based practices and protocols.

Teaching and Supervision
  • Supervise clinicians.
  • Supervise behavioral health trainees (graduate students, psychology interns, post-doctoral fellows, and pre-licensure psychologists).
  • Support community partnerships by providing educational talks and training sessions.
  • Manage clinical training program in effective treatment modalities.

  • Coach others in communication skills and techniques of health behavior change.
  • Facilitate referrals for more significant mental health conditions.
  • Lead quality improvement and clinical practice transformation initiatives, workflow modification, and the identification and deployment of new clinical efficiencies.
  • Provide team-based care with multidisciplinary teams.

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.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Psychology (PhD or PsyD), or Medical Degree (MD or DO) with specialty in Psychiatry. A Master's in Social Work or Nursing (or related degree) will be considered.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate Colorado state licensure.
  • 5+ years' clinical experience in behavioral medicine.
  • 2+ years' leadership experience
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and reliable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience treating and diagnosing PTSD as well as co-morbid diagnoses (e.g., SUD, depression, anxiety), with evidence-based treatments and providing clinical supervision in these areas.
  • Experience working with Veteran and Military communities to include appropriate cultural competence.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Clinical skill is required for conducting brief and targeted assessments to provide psychotherapy interventions, health and behavior change, substance use treatment, and triage for appropriate level of care.
  • Demonstrated skill in supervision of subordinate staff and trainees.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department of Family Medicine and clinic faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks and maintain a well-organized work environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Capacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situations.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Experience training and developing staff.
  • Analytical skills, professional acumen, business ethics, thorough understanding of continuous improvement processes, problem solving, respect for confidentiality, excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong consultative abilities, conflict-resolution skills, and leadership abilities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with integrated team-based care, particularly in a primary care based setting.
  • Expertise in motivational interviewing, and evidence-based psychotherapies.
  • Current Colorado license.
  • Experience across a range of modalities beyond individual adult treatment to include child, couples, and family treatment is preferred.
  • 5+ years demonstrated progressive experience in leading, managing, and supervising within a clinical setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Gillian Kaag at [email protected] No phone calls please.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 15231

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcript(s)
  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 - 20148 - SOM-Family Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 28, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Deanna Schroder

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00756552





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Posted: 11/29/2018
Application Due: 1/28/2019
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