Assistant Professor – Clinical Health Psychologist

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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Health & Medical, Medicine
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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Assistant Professor – Clinical Health Psychologist (2 open positions)

Position #00676247 – Requisition #24166


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The Division of Medical Oncology has two openings for a full-time Assistant Professor.


Job Summary

The University of Colorado Cancer Center is currently seeking a full time clinical health psychologist. The position will be at the Assistant Professor faculty rank and appointed in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology and located primarily at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. While working as a member of the oncology counseling team, this psychologist will function independently or with minimal supervision. The primary function of this role is to provide health and behavior interventions and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups within a diverse adult oncology population at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. The psychologist will work primarily in an outpatient context with the potential for some inpatient work to support medical oncology teams, patients, caregivers and their families. Dependent on the psychologist’s interest and experience, this role may also offer the following opportunities: clinical supervision of psychology doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral interns, program development and evaluation, as well as leading or collaborating on scientific research.

Posting Description

The University of Colorado Cancer Center is currently seeking a full time clinical health psychologist. This faculty position allocation is 80% clinical in nature and 20% administrative efforts.

Required Competencies:

    Skilled in assessment of mental health concerns and diagnoses, psychosocial impacts of chronic disease, mental status, personality and dangerousness.Develop treatment plans and provide evidence-based therapy focused on sleep, pain, behavior change, quality of life, and coping with illness. End of life interventions with patients and their families to address psychological distress and clarify the goals of treatment.Ability to address behavioral concerns that affect patient adherence to medical treatment.Experience providing clinical interventions via telehealth modalities.Development of therapeutic groups and delivery of group therapy to individuals and families impacted by cancer. Develop and present educational presentations based on identified need.Contribute collaboratively to the overall development of the psychosocial team through program evaluation and leadership of new and existing programs in the cancer center.Provide consultative and education services to multidisciplinary team of colleagues and the communityStrong organizational, time management skills and attention to detail. Must be able to balance a full caseload, maintain timely, confidential, and appropriate documentation.Ability to balance independent work with teamwork and triage consultation needs with usual workExcellent verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity at all times.Attend required meetings, including tumor boards and medical rounds in the hospital.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at: $90,000 - $120,000

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.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


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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 Requirements

  • Doctoral degree (PhD/PsyD) from an accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Required current license in good standing as a Psychologist in the State of Colorado or eligible to gain Colorado Licensure.
  • Experience in Psycho-Oncology and broader Health Psychology providing clinical services to an adult population.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fellowship or postdoctoral training in clinical health psychology.
  • Three or more years of clinical experience with adult patients who experience chronic health conditions.
  • Research experience in psycho-oncology or health psychology.
  • Clinical experience working with grief and loss or end of life concerns.
  • Board Certification in Clinical Health Psychology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity, as well as experience and skill working with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Experience providing health and behavior interventions for anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea, and pain.
  • Experience supervising psychology trainees in psycho-oncology or health psychology.
  • Experience providing group therapy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Assessment of mental health concerns and diagnoses, psychosocial impacts of chronic disease, mental status, personality and dangerousness.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Develop treatment plans and provide evidence based therapy related to health psychology concerns.
  • End of life interventions with patients and their families to address psychological distress and clarify the goals of treatment.
  • Ability to address behavioral concerns that affect patient adherence to medical treatment.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 24, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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