Instructor/ Senior Instructor- Advanced Practice Nurse /Physician Assistant Faculty/Staff Menta...

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Instructor or Senior Instructor - Advanced Practice Nurse / Physician Assistant

Faculty/Staff Mental Health Clinic

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 Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and a new Veterans Affairs Hospital, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States. With world-class health sciences research, educational and clinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive programs, receiving research awards of more than $350 million per year, including more than $200 million from National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The School's total annual clinical and research revenue exceeds $1.2 billion per year.

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

Position Summary:

The NP/PA position for Faculty Staff Mental Health (FSMH) will join the team with responsibilities for mental health care of our faculty and staff on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This position Perform initial diagnostic interviews, develop and follow through with a treatment plan, and maintain appropriate documentation through the electronic medical record.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform initial diagnostic interviews, develop and follow through with a treatment plan, and maintain appropriate documentation through the electronic medical record.
  •  Identify when patients may move on from our treatment service as they complete care, transition back to primary care, or need specialty or long- term services located in the community.
  • Liaison with mental health services on campus or primary/specialty medical services may be required.
  • Carry own caseload and work with patients through telehealth/face to face depending on 1) needs of our patients and 2) restrictions due to the pandemic.
Please note, this is an open rank position and could be categorized as Instructor or Senior Instructor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below.

Along with open rank, there may be an opportunity to work at additional clinical and/or research settings based on skillset and program needs.  Additional clinics in this Division include:

  • UCH Outpatient services and resident clinic
  • UCH ED Coverage
  • UCH CL Services
  • Women’s Behavioral Health
  • START Center
  • Student and Resident Mental Health
  • Faculty and Staff Mental Health
  • OCD Services
  • Faculty Practice
  • Refugee services
  • Early Onset Psychosis Services
  • Geriatric Behavioral Health Services
  • Integrated services within but not limited to, Transplant, Burn Unit, Neurology, NICU
  • Cohen Military Clinics
  • Johnson Depression Center
  • Encompass Schools- Telehealth
  • Executive Functioning Clinic
Salary and Benefits:

Instructor/Senior Instructor (NP/APN): The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $104,000 to $120,000.

This represents the 25-50 percentile of the salary range which is reflective of a candidate with 1-7 years of experience. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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.

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

    Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Masters degree in Nursing and/or a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.Current license to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse and/or Physician Assistant with prescriptive privileges. Meets and maintains specific requirements of the Nursing Credential Review Board (Nurse Practitioner) and the Medical Review Board (Physician Assistant).  
Instructor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: Select the credentials that apply NP/APN or PA

Senior Instructor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: Select the credentials that apply NP/APN or PA

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate experience employing skills of prescribing medications with the ability to identify, recommend, and at times deliver brief or long-term psychotherapy.
  • Active before start date to practice as a NP or PA in the State of Colorado.
  • Current and active certification in basic like support (BLS)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge about the mental health impacts of oppression and effective intervention strategies for diverse communities.
  • Clinical skill is required for conducting brief and targeted assessments in integrated care settings, specific to stress- and trauma-related disorders.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Capacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentations to community audiences.
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks and maintain a well-organized work environment.
  • Demonstrates culturally accountable mental health practices and values.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 21, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 12/30/2020
Application Due: 2/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time