Instructor (Clinical Psychologist)

Job description

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.

The University of Colorado's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas and liver. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has faculty and staff making contributions to research, clinical trials, and nationally recognized patient care. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery is one of the top ranked in the United States and our clinical partner, the University of Colorado Hospital, and is in the top hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is rapidly growing, with clinical practices throughout the state of Colorado and over 80 researchers, physicians and staff, all working toward its vision to prevent and treat disease while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.

Nature of Work

The Department of Medicine in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Colorado School of Medicine announces the availability of a full time licensed PhD clinical psychologist position through the Division of Gastroenterology (GI) and Hepatology, and Nutrition. The psychologist in this position will join others to develop a psychosocial team in GI that includes gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, psychologist, and social workers. The psychologist will provide primarily outpatient clinical care, consultation, and training of multidisciplinary learners in collaboration with the GI Division faculty, predominantly on the Anschutz Medical Campus. This position will provide treatment services for a variety of gastrointestinal presentations that include functional GI syndromes (including the Irritable Bowel Syndrome, visceral hypersensitivity, functional dyspepsia and heartburn), inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and constipation. The psychologist in this position will also provide assessment and follow-up services using established validated standard of care measures to aid in management of bariatric patients (undergoing medical and/or surgical/procedural obesity treatments) as well as patients with eating disorders. The psychologist in this position is expected to have strong expertise in the areas of bariatrics, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, psychotherapy, adjusting to new diagnosis, coping with chronic illness, pain management, adherence, and community reintegration. Inpatient hospital experience is required. Content expertise in GI is desired, and will be further developed in collaboration with the large multispecialty programs committed to these patients' disorders. This position is primarily clinical, however there are also opportunities for clinical research and program development in collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology and Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery. The successful candidate for this position may be considered for University of Colorado School of Medicine appointments as Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor commensurate with experience and achievements.

Examples of Work Performed

Clinical Activity

  • Practices effectively as a team member within the Department and with other Department/Division colleagues to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Responsive to feedback from supervisors and colleagues about clinical practice.
  • Provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services to patients and families in the outpatient and inpatient settings in a timely manner, and communicates with referral sources as indicated
  • Perform clinical services at a percent of effort as designated by supervisor.
  • In settings where patients are scheduled into appointments, presents an EPIC schedule that rolls out, per division guidelines, delineating availability and anticipated vacation and conference time. Works collaboratively with practice manager to assure there is sufficient scheduling availability and to ensure patients are scheduled appropriately. Schedule must include enough openings to cover productivity expectations plus anticipated late cancellations/no shows.
  • Assures that professional practice is in accordance with applicable state statute, professional and licensing body standards
  • Follows all UCH and Departmental policies and procedures regarding clinical and administrative activity associated with providing direct patient care


  • May provide supervision to trainees (including GI fellows) within the GI Division's training program
  • Lectures and provides training to other disciplines
  • Participates in activities of the training faculty


  • Maintain Licensure and hospital credentialing including completion of required continuing education
  • Establishes plans for professional growth with manager. Participates in clinical program development
  • Participates in outreach locally or regionally
  • Participates in community service
  • Participates as needed in telepsychiatry as service lines develop

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.


Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Clinical or Clinical Health Psychology from a regionally accredited university with an APA-accredited clinical psychology training program
  • Minimum one year internship at an APA-accredited psychology internship training program
  • Full, unrestricted license to practice psychology in the State of Colorado or able to be licensed as a psychologist in Colorado within 6 months of employment
  • Evidence of credentialing by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology OR evidence of eligibility for credentialing at UCH

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from a regionally accredited university with an APA-accredited clinical psychology training program with a focus in health psychology
  • Minimum one year internship at an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship training program with a focus in health psychology
  • Postdoctoral fellowship or postdoctoral training in clinical health psychology or equivalent work experience in a related specialty
  • Familiarity with models of inpatient consultation and liaison in a medical setting and service in medical specialty clinics (e.g., pain, transplant, endocrine)
  • Colorado Board of Psychologists Licensure

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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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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 14772

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 - 20189 - SOM-MED-Gastroenterology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 21, 2018

Closing Date: Oct 28, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Spencer LaFasto

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00754486





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Posted: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 12/9/2018
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