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University of Colorado – School of MedicineInstructor

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among thetop institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessionaleducation, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine,Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health SciencesLibrary; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus area biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CUAnschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and fivefirst-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside facultymembers who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expertclinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for researchand innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards eachyear and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since2002. 

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

TheDepartment of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, TheDivision of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children’s Hospital Coloradoinvites applications for two Behavioral Health Clinician positions.  The Division of Child and AdolescentPsychiatry is a vital and growing research and teaching section in theDepartment of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Based at the Anschutz Medical and ResearchCampus, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry benefits fromaffiliation with world class interdisciplinary professional education, researchprograms and clinical services.

Job Responsibilities:   

The Divisionof Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School ofMedicine seeks two experienced, licensed Behavioral Health Clinicians.  They will be responsible for direct patientcare and safety including diagnostic, assessment, treatment, and dischargeplanning for children, adolescents, and their families in Outpatient clinics atthe Anschutz Medical Campus and/or at one of the Children’s Hospital ofColorado Networks of Care.  Theseare faculty positions with rank commensurate with the applicant’s experience. 

Essential Job Functions:  

An employee in this position may be calledupon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples donot include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Provides direct patient care and management ofchildren and adolescents by developing and implementing treatment andintervention plans and conducting needs assessment to gather patientinformation.
  • Provides crisis intervention to familiesand provides interventions with families to support discharge to home andstabilization.  Also develops atherapeutic relationship with patients and families to assist withpsychological problems.
  • Completes diagnostic behavioral healthassessments for treatment or crisis intervention.  Compiles and analyzes data and prepares caserecords, reports, and documents that comply with state and federal standards inproviding case notes, treatment plans, and evaluations.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines ordepartments on patient care and unit safety and serves as a liaison withmulti-disciplinary care teams and external community agencies to identify,implement, and monitor treatment goals. Presents case presentations andprovides consultation to medical teams and callers.
  • Coordinates admissions to programs withinthe Pediatric Mental Health Institute or community programs and coordinatestreatment with internal and external services.
  • Leads, monitors, evaluates, and collaborateseducational and therapeutic groups for patients; participates in clinicalrounds and maintains communication with unit or department leadership.
  • Attends educational in-services for BehavioralHealth Clinicians.
  • Participates in unit committees and educationalofferings; complies with all policies and procedures related to the PediatricMental Health Institute and the hospital; and provides customer service asrelated to the Mental Health field.



  • Master’s degree inpsychology, social work or related field.
  • 2 years in a mentalhealth setting/agency
  • HealthcareProvider BLS/CPR certification
  • Licensed ProfessionalCounselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Salary andBenefits:


Salaryis commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secureenvironment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospectiveemployees.

TheUniversity of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. Weencourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilitiesand all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity andequality in education and employment.

TheImmigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employmenteligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day ofwork. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for personswith disabilities.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Dec 12, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 2/9/2019
Application Due: 4/10/2019
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