Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Medical Director (Open Rank)

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Location
Denver, CO

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Description

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER | ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS

School of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry

OPEN RANK - Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Medical Director

Position #00796610 – Requisition #25863

 

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit www.cuanschutz.edu.

 

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 DOPsych DEI mission and vision.

https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/psychiatry/dei/mission-statement-and-vision

Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a full-time Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Medical Director.

Nature of Work

The Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Medical Director will provide administrative oversight for a team of inpatient psychiatrists, advanced practice providers (APPs), and residents as well as provide direct patient care on the inpatient unit. The medical director position is responsible for collaborating with other hospital department faculty and staff, supervising other inpatient psychiatrists and APPs, creating and maintaining the inpatient rotation schedule, developing protocols, arranging trainings, overseeing residents rotating through the service, building relationships with other departments, and other administrative duties.  The medical director will support the goal of opening the 40 bed unit and the adjacent electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) suite by summer of 2023. 

The direct patient care position involves evaluating and treating psychiatric inpatients on the unit alongside a team of inpatient psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, emergency medicine physicians, APPs, residents, and medical students. 

Please note, this is an open rank position and could be categorized as Clinical Instructor, Clinical Senior Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below.

Professional Field

Psychiatry

Examples of Work Performed

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

    Providing inpatient level of care on the psychiatric unit from admission until discharge.Determining the appropriate treatment of patients, monitoring them as appropriate, and determining disposition.  This position requires familiarity with the use of emergency medications, seclusion/restraint procedures, pharmacology for acute agitation, risk assessment, and treatment of substance intoxication and withdrawal.  The inpatient psychiatrist should be comfortable managing comorbid medical conditions in collaboration with inpatient medicine/surgery attendings as appropriate. Providing oversight of the ECT policies, procedures, and treatment.Building relationships with other departments and campusesParticipating in the attending call rotationActively Contributes to Academic Advancement of his/her discipline Keeps apprised of the latest developments in field, both academically and through applied skills
Supervision Received

This position reports to the University of Colorado Hospital Director of Service

Supervision Exercised

This position will supervise inpatient psychiatrists, APPs, psychiatry residents, and medical students.

    Salary and Benefits:

    The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at the following:

    Instructor: $210,000 to $220,000.

    Senior Instructor: $210,000 to $220,000.

    Assistant Professor: $210,000 to $220,000.

    Associate Professor: $220,000 to $245,000.

    Professor: $250,000 to $300,000.

    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.

     Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

    Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

    Diversity and Equity:

    The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

    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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, 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.



    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualifications  

    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Instructor: 1-3 years of clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: MD, CO Physician License or Eligible for CO Physician License.  Board Certified, Eligible, or Eligible by the time of hire in Psychiatry.

    Senior Instructor: 1-3 years of clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: MD, CO Physician License or Eligible for CO Physician License.  Board Certified, Eligible, or Eligible by the time of hire in Psychiatry.

    Assistant Professor: 1-3 years of clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: MD, CO Physician License or Eligible for CO Physician License.  Board Certified, Eligible, or Eligible by the time of hire in Psychiatry.

    Associate Professor: 4-7 years of clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: MD, CO Physician License or Eligible for CO Physician License.  Board Certified, Eligible, or Eligible by the time of hire in Psychiatry.

    Professor: 7+ years of clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: MD, CO Physician License or Eligible for CO Physician License.  Board Certified, Eligible, or Eligible by the time of hire in Psychiatry.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

      Leadership and administrative experiencePassion and excitement to develop a robust emergency psychiatry programKnowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures, and techniquesAble to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical careAble to receive detailed information through oral communication; express or exchange ideas by verbal communicationExcellent listening and social skillsAble to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as various skill levels and value systemsDemonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.Performs in a tactful and professional mannerA wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.Relies on sound clinical experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goalsClinical skill is required for conducting brief and targeted assessments in integrated care settingsAbility to work effectively as part of a team and independently.Capacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situations.Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentations to community audiences.Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks and maintain a well-organized work environment.
    Computer and Technology skills required:

      Knowledge of Microsoft OfficeFamiliarity with electronic medical record (EMR) systems


    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: May 5, 2022
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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