Open Rank- Health or Rehabilitation Psychologist for Burn and Frost Bite Center-Instructor Seri...

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Open Rank


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 Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center, 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, and receives 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.

In 2019, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, welcomed their new Department Chair, C. Neill Epperson, MD. Dr. Epperson is expanding existing programs and launching new initiatives within the growing Department and through clinical, research and training collaborations across the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Department of Psychiatry 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 Department of Psychiatry DEI mission and vision.

Position Summary:

The Department of Psychiatry collaborates closely with a broad range of clinical departments at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to provide integrated behavioral health care in primary and specialty medical settings.  Our Department is committed to hiring a health or rehabilitation psychologist with competencies to provide interprofessional program development, clinical services and outcomes assessment in the Burn and Frost Bite Center, University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).  This position is primarily on the inpatient Burn and Frost Bite unit, although some care may also be provided in the Center’s ambulatory service.  The psychologist in this role will also be a team member on the Department of Psychiatry’s Adult Division Integrated Behavioral Health Service as well as the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service at UCH.

The health or rehabilitation psychologist recruited for this full-time position will become part of the Department of Psychiatry’s growing and dynamic Adult Division. This is an open rank position and could be categorized as Instructor, Senior Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop an evidence-based, integrated behavioral health program in the Burn and Frost Bite Center using best practice models.
  • Develop goals and objectives for the behavioral health services and programs and all associated practice management duties.
  • Provide the full range of psychological screening, assessment, psychosocial & behavioral interventions (e.g., individual, group, family), and education to patients seen in the Burn and Frost Bite Center. Provide assessment and treatment to patients in the Burn and Frost Bite Center with histories of self-harm, addiction, mental health conditions and prior trauma as well as individuals now at increased risk for depression, PTSD, diminished body image and sexual health concerns and relational, financial and other challenges. Demonstrate sensitivity to the special needs of all patients, families and colleagues with respect to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, ability status, religion, political beliefs, socioeconomic status and any other factors related to systemic oppression.Provide education for family members and the Burn and Frost Bite Center team regarding the psychosocial status of and behavioral health treatment recommendations for patients.Consult and collaborate with Burn and Frost Bite Center interprofessional team members to develop intervention strategies related to physical and psychosocial challenges.
  • Actively participate in treatment and follow-up planning for patients and families.
  • Chart patient visits using an electronic medical record. 
  • Triage and refer patients as needed to collaborating colleagues across disciplines, Departments and communities.
  • Collaborate with the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service as a team member.
  • Participate in Burn and Frost Bite Center quality and performance assessment projects.
  • Develop and implement a programmatic evaluation plan including patient and provider benchmarks.
  • Participate in training Department of Psychiatry Post-Doctoral Fellows in Clinical Health Psychology as well as Residents and Fellows in the specialty clinical Department.
Supervision Received

The health or rehabilitation psychologist hired in this role will report to the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, and the Director of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Services, Adult Division, Department of Psychiatry. Supervision and mentorship will also be available from other senior health psychologists in the Department.

Supervision Exercised

The health or rehabilitation psychologist in this position may supervise Department of Psychiatry Post-Doctoral Fellows in Clinical Health Psychology and other behavioral health trainees.


Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at

Instructor: $90,000 to $105,000.

Senior Instructor: $90,000 to $105,000.

Assistant Professor: $90,000 to $105,000.

Associate Professor: $113,000 to $130,000.

Professor: $162,000 to $200,000.

This information 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 (or hiring 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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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:

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program with an APA or APPIC approved internship. Post-doctoral fellowship focused on health psychology, rehabilitation psychology, consultation-liaison services and/or integrated behavioral health care in specialty settings such as burn and frost bite, medical trauma or other complex in-patient units.Eligible for licensure or a licensed Psychologist in Colorado.Ability to obtain and maintain credentialing through the University of Colorado Health system.Clinical experienceInstructor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Senior Instructor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Assistant Professor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Associate Professor: 4-7 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. Professor: 7+ years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.    
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training and experience in integrated specialty care including inpatient or outpatient behavioral medicine and/or Consultation Liaison services.
  • Training and experience on inpatient and outpatient burn and frost bite settings.
  • Understanding of the biomedical, psychological, and social factors impacting patients at risk for and seen in burn and frost bite settings.
  • Experience on integrated teams in specialty medical settings that promotes an inclusive environment.
  • Experience related to the impact of trauma, substance abuse and social determinants related to health, complex physical conditions and recovery.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team model and with diverse colleagues, medical specialists, and trainees across disciplines.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
  • Strong commitment to interprofessional, team-based care within the Department of Psychiatry and in integrated specialty  settings.
  • Interest in developing a collaborative program of research in specialty medical settings, although research interest is not required for this position.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 3, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time