Associate Professor - FSMH Psychologist

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor


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.

DOPsych Diversity Equity Inclusion Information:

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to hold the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty, staff, and trainees accountable for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence and respect.  We are committed to continuous education, sustaining cultural humility, and action related to DEI topics including systematic review of policies and procedures to ensure they are in alignment with the DOPsych DEI mission and vision.

Nature of Work

The Clinical Psychologist for the Faculty and Staff Mental Health of Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) will join the team with responsibilities for mental health care of the faculty and staff of the University of Colorado who work on our campus. Responsibilities include clinical care, leadership in program development, outreach and liaison with various divisions and departments, and some administrative functions. Faculty and Staff Mental Health (FSMH), located in Fitzsimons Building (formerly Building 500) on the AMC campus, is a clinical service recently started June 1st, 2020. We provide and coordinate mental health and wellness services to approximately 10,000 faculty and staff across schools, clinical care, and researchers on the AMC in Aurora, Colorado.

The FSMH team members include clinicians with different training backgrounds which provide different perspectives and expertise to the team. The team provides initial psychiatric evaluations, ongoing mental health care, and referrals, as necessary. FSMH supports the mission of our medical campus to help effectively address mental health issues that arise for faculty and staff employed by the University of Colorado. Since we are a new service, the psychologist will have input about the structure of the service and innovative programming to be developed. The clinical psychologist will also help engage with other stress and wellbeing programs on campus so that our service engages as seamlessly as possible with these other initiatives.

Examples of Work Performed

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in concert with other mental health providers to provide care to patients
  • Provide initial evaluations as well as ongoing treatment
  • Provide same-day, walk-in appointments, if needed
  • Chart patient visits using an electronic medical record. 
  • Triage and refer patients as needed to appropriate level providers.
  • Provide psychological testing, if needed
  • Develop a clinical vision for the development of programs
  • Develop goals and objectives for the services and programs and all associated practice management duties.
  • Develop programmatic benchmarks and outcomes of effectiveness.
  • Participate in quality and performance assessment projects.
  • Develop and/or organize wellness talks, courses, and consultations process.
  • Participate in the development of and administration of group programs
  • Provide outreach to the different departments and divisions.    
  • Participate in Mental Health First Aid or another peer counseling program
Salary and Benefits:

Associate Professor: The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $113,000 to $130,000.

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  

  • Education: Doctoral degree in Psychology (PhD or PsyD)
  • Experience: Associate Professor: 4-7 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. 
  • Special Skills:  Must be eligible for licensure or a licensed Psychologist in Colorado
Preferred Qualifications

    Training and experience in neuropsychological testing preferred.
  • Experience with integrated team-based care in a behavioral based setting that promotes an inclusive environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team model and with colleagues, medical specialists, and trainees.
  • Experience and skill in consulting with professional colleagues and staff. 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  • Must be knowledgeable and experienced with many types of diagnoses and psychotherapeutic techniques.
  • Must have skills in risk assessment including suicide and violence risk assessment.
  • Must have experience differentiating short, middle, and long-term therapies with patients
  • Must develop knowledge about different stakeholders on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in the Department of Psychiatry including Departmental Chair, Program Directors, and coordination staff.
  • Should be comfortable with program development and with public speaking.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 20, 2021
Unposting Date: Jan 25, 2021, 11:59:00 PM




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Posted: 1/21/2021
Application Due: 1/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time