Primary Care Psychologist - Assistant Professor

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Primary Care Psychologist - Assistant 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.

 Make a difference in the lives of patients around Metro Denver!The Department of Family Medicine provides primary health care, educates medical and psychology students and graduates, conducts research and engages with communities.  This position will provide therapeutic evaluation and treatment of patients with psychological disorders at Family Medicine clinic(s) coordinating with multi-disciplinary clinicians to provide team-based care in a patient-centered medical home setting committed to providing equitable care to a diverse population.

Ideal candidates will have experience with integrated team-based care, with additional expertise in motivational interviewing, evidence-based psychotherapies, and working with diverse populations.  Clinical skill is required for conducting assessments, brief psychotherapy, health and behavior change interventions, substance use treatment, and triage to the appropriate level of care.

Position Duties

Clinical Care

  • Provide consultations and recommendations for behavioral health questions and presenting concerns to family medicine providers.
  • Assess, diagnose and treat behavioral, mental, and emotional conditions.
  • Facilitate group visits as needed.
  • Design and implement health promotion/disease prevention interventions.
  • Support goal setting and patient self-management skills.
Teaching and Supervision

  • Directly supervise behavioral health trainees (graduate students, psychology interns, post-doctoral fellows, and pre-licensure psychologists).

  • Provide team-based care with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Coach physicians in communication skills and techniques of health behavior change.
  • Conduct hospital rounds as needed.
  • Facilitate referrals for more significant mental health conditions.
  • Participate in quality improvement and practice transformation initiatives, workflow modification, and the identification and deployment of new efficiencies.

  • Maintains eligibility for School of Medicine Faculty.
  • ­Keeps well-informed of the latest developments in field, both academically and through applied skill.
  • May participate in clinical research projects (but not required to be a clinician-researcher unless pursuing traditional promotion path).
    Accepts other responsibilities specifically assigned by the Director of Behavioral Health and Integrated Programs.
  • Attends and presents at conferences, meetings and trainings in order to maintain certification and enhance professional skills; participates in faculty development activities.
Salary and Benefits:The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $80,000 to $135,000.

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.

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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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology (PhD or PsyD)
  • Ability to obtain Colorado state licensure as a psychologist.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain credentialing through the University of Colorado Health system.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Clinical skill is required for conducting brief and targeted assessments to provide short-term psychotherapy interventions, health and behavior change, substance use treatment, and triage for appropriate level of care.
  • Demonstrated skill in supervision of clinical staff and trainees.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clinic faculty and staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, commitment to diversity, experience working with cultures other than their own, experience interacting with communities of color.
  • Experience training and developing staff.
  • Experience with incorporating diverse perspectives and fostering an inclusive environment.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with integrated team-based care, particularly in a primary care based setting that promotes an inclusive environment.
  • Expertise in motivational interviewing, and evidence-based psychotherapies. 
  • Experiences and interests with culturally diverse groups.
  • Success working with diverse populations of students.
  • Interest in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues with experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives.
 Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 4, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 3/5/2021
Application Due: 3/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time