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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine

Instructor, Behavioral Health Clinician

Position #747875 – Requisition #20569


* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado 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 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine has an opening for a full-time Instructor.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Nature of Work:

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

The Behavioral Health Clinician in the Adolescent Medicine Primary Care Clinic will help coordinate integrated behavioral health services, track behavioral health data, and provide clinical services, including individual and family therapy, and care coordination.

Examples of Work Performed:

 - Coordinate Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) services in the Adolescent Medicine Clinic
- Develop treatment plans for clients
- Communicate with primary care providers and other members of the IBH team
- Provide initial comprehensive assessment of the behavioral health needs of clients
- Deliver individual and family therapy to clients
- Refer clients and families to higher levels of care, if indicated.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $59,000 to $75,000.

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 (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations.

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

- MSW (or equivalent) from an accredited university
- Licensure as a LCSW or LPC in the State of Colorado or ability to obtain licensure before start date
- Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy
- 1-3 years of experience with working with the adolescent population

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Conditions of Employment:

Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check

Preferred Qualifications:

- 2-3 years of experience working in a Patient Centered-Medical Home/Primary Care Practice
- 2-3 years of experience working in an integrated behavioral health system
- 2-3 years of experience working with gender diverse youth
- Training in Trauma Focused CBT

Competencies- Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Understanding of the adolescent population
- Systems knowledge of the behavioral health landscape of the Metro Denver Area

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 23, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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