OPEN RANK - Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Staff Psychiatrist

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

OPEN RANK - Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Staff Psychiatrist 

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

Psychiatric providers employed by the University of Colorado to provide care to patients in the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo shall be responsible for offering professional psychiatric services to patients in compliance with Colorado Mental Health Institutes at Pueblo and mental health guidelines, to include psychiatric assessment of patient’s mental health needs, prescription and management of psychiatric medicine, clinical management of patients with mental illness, consultation with other staff regarding the mental health needs of patients, provision of training to ancillary staff regarding psychiatric needs and issues, and assisting in the care of patients presenting with psychiatric crises or emergencies.

Please note, this is an open rank position and could be categorized as Senior Instructor or Senior Clinical instructor which would be classified as an employment percentage less than 50%. 

There may be an opportunity to work at additional clinical and/or reserach settings based on skillset and program needs.  Additional clinics in this Division include: Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, Colorado Department of Corrections, Forensic Program.

Professional Field


Examples of Work Performed

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

  • Provides psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients. 
  • Collects, organizes and evaluates information from a variety of sources including patient, family members, outpatient providers and other members of the treatment team (e.g. nursing staff, social workers, psychologists, etc.). 
  • Prescribes medications as indicated and manages adverse reactions, effectively monitoring and changing treatment as needed.
  • Provides input for clinical and administrative programming of the treatment unit(s). 
  • Communicates effectively with team members and other hospital staff.
  • Follows proper documentation policies including medical necessity for patient treatments.  Remains up-to-date with documentation as described in policy.
  • Serves on various committees to assist the hospital in its mission and goals.
  • Participates in Peer Review activities.
  • Complies with Medical Staff Bylaws and Medical Staff Rules & Regulations. 
  • Maintains active clinical staff privileges and current license.
  • Performs other duties as reasonably requested. 
  • Provides clinical coverage to colleagues as needed.
Supervision Received

The Senior Instructor/ Senior Clinical Instructor reports to the Chief of Medical Staff: Al Singleton, MD  

Supervision Exercised

This position will not supervise other employees.  This position may include mentoring other providers, graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows. 

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at :


Senior Instructor: $220,000.

Senior Clinical Instructor:  $220,000.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate 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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Office of Equity:

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  

  • Senior Instructor: MD or DO with completion of General Psychiatry training program and licensure eligibility in Colorado
  • Senior Clinical Instructor: MD or DO with completion of General Psychiatry training program and licensure eligibility in Colorado
Preferred Qualifications

  • Board certification or board eligibility in forensics and licensed in Colorado
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry and the public.
  • Knows and applies best practices in diversity and inclusion practices or has knowledge and understands cultural differences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, residents, students, alumni, and administrative personnel at all levels including outside organizations and the public.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 28, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 7/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time