Assistant Professor / Psychologist

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Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine

Assistant Professor / Psychologist

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusseeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusivelearning and working environment.  We value the ability to engageeffectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one offour campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academicmedical center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus ishome to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and anew Veterans Affairs Hospital, making it one of the largest and mostcomprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the westernUnited States. With world-class health sciences research, educational andclinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive andhighly productive programs, receiving research awards of more than $350 millionper year, including more than $200 million from National Institutes of Healthand other federal agencies. The School's total annual clinical and researchrevenue exceeds $1.2 billion per year.


The faculty of the Division of Hematology are responsiblefor teaching, clinical care and research in all aspects of HematologicDisorders. Our division has physicians and advanced practice providers who aredevoted primarily to clinical care and clinical research, physician scientistswho divide their time between the lab and the clinic and scientists who spendtheir time focused primarily on laboratory research. Because we take such anintegrated approach to the diagnosis, treatment and curing of blood disorderswe are able to move treatments from the bench to the bedside in a significantlymore timely fashion.

Our patients have access to clinical teams assembledspecifically for each type of cancer – and all of these specialists are seen atone location, in one visit. Our medical teams meet regularly and work togetherto evaluate all cases, plan and deliver treatment, manage side effects andprovide support for the entire treatment arc, including helping our patientsstay healthy and tackle physical and emotional challenges after treatment.


This psychologist (PhD or PsyD) will be faculty in theDivision of Hematology and will serve the clinical needs of the Blood Disordersand Cellular Therapies Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus. This populationincludes those with hematologic malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiplemyeloma, as well as those undergoing bone marrow transplant or treatment withimmune effector therapy such as those using Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell(CAR-T) to treat cancer.

This is a clinical position and is highlyintegrated with the medical team. The psychologist will provide assessmentincluding pre-transplant evaluation, health and behavior interventions, andpsychotherapy to individuals and families across both the inpatient andoutpatient environment. This psychologist will join a dedicated psychosocialteam comprised of psychologists, social workers, and spiritual care providers andwill spend a portion of their time coordinating with the medical andpsychosocial teams to assure the needs of patients and families are met. Theexpectation is that this is a predominately clinical position. There will beopportunities for teaching, scholarship, and research as part of the assistant professorrole; however, this position includes no protected time for non-clinical activities.


Contributes as part of the UCH multidisciplinary inpatientpsychiatry consultation team including:

  • Provide Behavioral Health Services for inpatients at University of Colorado Hospital and outpatients in the Blood Disorders and Cellular Therapy Center for example brief psychotherapies, adjustment to illness, trauma informed approaches, safety evaluations, pre-transplant evaluations and capacity evaluations for medical decision making
  • Assist with unit/patient/staff relational dynamics and provide recommendations to help in cases of difficult patient interactions, including the creation and implementation of behavioral care plans
  • Develop educational programming and present at Division of Hematology Grand Rounds
  • Participate in quality review activities and process improvement
  • Contribute to the academic advancement of the discipline
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in field, both academically and through applied skills 
  • Maintain collaborative engagement with the medical and psychosocial teams
  • Maintain eligibility for SOM faculty appointment  
  • Specific Additional Responsibilities or Duties

  • Occasional crisis intervention for difficult patient situations 
  • DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describethe general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned tothis position.  They are not intended to be construed as anexhaustive list of responsibilities.

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. TheUniversity of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information onUniversity benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at EmployeeServices.

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    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on yourpaycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans andretirement 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 Campusis committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty andadministrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture ofinclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment.


    Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling psychology from a regionally accredited university with an APA-accredited clinical psychology training program.
  • Completion of an APA-accredited psychology internship training program
  • Postdoctoral fellowship or postdoctoral training in clinical health psychology OR equivalent work experience in a related specialty
  • Experience on an integrated medical team
  • Full, unrestricted license to practice psychology in the State of Colorado
  • Eligibility for credentialing at UCHealth 
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral training as a clinical health psychologist or with a focus on health psychology
  • A post-doctoral fellowship as a clinical practitioner in an integrated behavioral health position
  • At least two years of clinical experience as a licensed psychologist in an integrated medical setting 
  • Prior psycho-oncology or bone marrow transplant experience

  • Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 26, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 4/28/2019
    Application Due: 8/21/2019
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