Behavioral Health Provider

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing

Instructor Clinical Practice (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

College of Nursing has an opening for a full-time benefits eligible Faculty (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) position.

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 Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

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 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.

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) benefitted, position with the University of Colorado, College of Nursing primarily at our Campus Health Center, in Aurora, CO. This position is clinic based as a mental healthcare provider, 40 hours a week. This position may also assist other clinics in our Faculty Practice Plan when the need arises.

Clinic Descriptions:

The Campus Health Center, with both physical and behavioral health care delivered by varied health disciplines through CU Health Partners, is designed to meet CU Anschutz student health and wellness needs. In addition, surrounding community members are welcome to access health services at this clinic. The practice consists of ~five employees.

Belleview Point Clinic is an integrated Advanced Practice Nursing practice consisting of ~five employees. We strive to give quality care in a nurturing relaxed environment, as opposed to a typical 5-10 minute rushed, doctor's office visit. We will provide a broad range of primary care services to patients of all ages. Patients can receive physical and behavioral health care at this clinic.

Supervision Received:

Work is performed independently under the general direction of the Clinical Director and authority of the Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs as part of the College of Nursing (CON) faculty practices.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Provide case management and care coordination with providers of service including but not limited to primary care providers, school personnel, family members, and other mental health and community partners.
  • Evaluate crisis situations and take appropriate action to ensure client safety and the safety of all clinic users.
  • Develop a treatment plan with each patient to include: health promotion, disease prevention, patient education, appropriate use of psychotropic medications, self-care, provision of appropriate follow-up and referral to other needed services and therapies.
  • Provide general outpatient treatment via individual and group therapy, case management, crisis management, skill building, and psycho-education.
  • Participate in scheduled individual supervision, health team meetings, interdisciplinary work groups, monthly staff meetings, and other required meetings.
  • Complete all required clinical and administrative documentation to accepted standards of practice, accurately, legibly, and by established timelines on electronic health record (EHR) system and paper as needed.
  • Utilize best practices and provide all treatment within appropriate limits. Complete and follow through with financial and clinical information necessary to ensure reimbursement for provided services.
  • Expected to demonstrate high quality customer service focus, excellent communication and professionalism with clinic users, co-workers and representatives from outside agencies and to enhance community relationships.
  • Actively participates in marketing and patient recruitment
  • Active participation in health plan contracts.
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of staff, faculty, community members, and clients.
  • Expertise in clinical assessment and therapeutic interventions with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of primary care-behavioral health integrated programs, including fundamental elements of co-located and/or fully integrated services.
  • Actively participates in marketing and patient recruitment
  • Active participation in health plan contracts.
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer and electronic medical record.

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 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.

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.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field.
  • Current LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) licensure in good standing (Any State) (Must have all CO licensure by date of hire. Could be working toward CO clinical license during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies.) No grievances filed with DORA or any other state licensing governance board, Medicaid, or Medicare.
  • Minimum One year experience as a licensed practicing therapist.
  • Experience providing substance abuse treatment services.


  • Experience working with population based outcomes.
  • Prior Electronic Health Record (EHR) experience.
  • Experience using brief treatment modalities with an emphasis on time effective, recovery oriented, and evidence-based treatment.
  • Experience with prevention and early intervention approaches, utilizing trauma informed care, and working with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Experience with, working knowledge of, or commitment to care delivery that incorporates a social justice perspective around the intersectionality of racism, classism, LGBTQ issues, and other forms of oppression.

Conditions of employment:

  • Must have current BLS/CPR certification by date of hire
  • Must have valid CO Medicaid Provider number by date of hire
  • Must have valid CAQH provider number by date of hire

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:

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

When applying, applicants must include: 14866
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV, Attach a copy of current BLS/CPR certification.
  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 - 20468 - College of Nursing

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 8, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rod DeVriendt

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00008053





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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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