Instructor/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - CeDAR Center

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Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry 

Instructor/ Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerCeDAR Center 

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

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 University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department ofPsychiatry has just welcomed their new Department Chair, C. Neill Epperson, MDand is in the process of growing the Department of Psychiatry with new programsand expanding existing programs.

Position Summary:Managespsychiatric and substance abuse treatment needs of adult populations primarilyin an outpatient setting at The Center forDependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) clinic. Participates inclinical research and dissemination of findings, including presenting andscholarly writing.

 Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Managespsychiatric and substance abuse treatment needs of adult populations primarilyin an outpatient setting.
  • Usesprescriptive authority, procedures, and treatments in accordance withregulations and institutional guidelines.
  • Ordersand interprets laboratory and other investigative studies.  Provides initial assessment, follow-up careand discharge summaries. Provides consultation on patient are issues to staff.
  • Maintainsclinical competencies in specialty area. Delegates appropriately to other practice providers.
  • Performstriage functions and monitoring patients, crisis management, early interventionand consultation for treatment planning.
  • Assistsin referral and of scheduling patients for appropriate clinical support orcommunity referral
  • Participatesin performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safetyactivities; assists in maintaining compliance with JCAHO accreditation andother internal and external regulatory standards including the code of conduct.
  • Participatesin clinical research and dissemination of findings, including presenting andscholarly writing.
  • Participatesin call coverage for the CeDAR residential program, including on weekends andholidays
  •  Salary and Benefits:Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

     University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe andsecure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees priorto their employment.

     The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons withdisabilities.

     Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.

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     TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


    QualificationsMinimum Qualifications
    • Licensed (or eligible for CO Licensure)to practice as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the State of Colorado 
    • Certificate of completion from anurse practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation ofAllied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 
    Preferred Qualifications
    • The employee will have skills towork effectively on a psychiatric behavioral health team.
    • The employee will have experienceand interest in working with persons with addictive disorders and will becomfortable prescribing medication assisted therapy for substance usedisorders.
    • DEA licensure and X waivercertification.
    *Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the timeof hire. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Aug 17, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 8/20/2020
    Application Due: 10/14/2020
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