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University of Colorado Instructor, Behavioral Health Provider in Aurora, Colorado

Instructor, Behavioral Health Provider - 31880 Faculty


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

Job Title: Instructor, Behavioral Health Provider

Position #:00817746 – Requisition #:31880

Job Summary:

The Seniors Clinic behavioral health team aims to offer innovation and excellence in care. This position provides clinical consultation to support our inter-professional team in providing the best, most wholistic care. This position will provide integrated behavioral health care in geriatric primary care, working in collaboration with one additional geriatric psychologist. The position will conduct brief biopsychosocial assessment and will provide brief, evidenced-based, and solution-focused interventions to assist patients in optimizing physical and emotional health and managing a spectrum of chronic health conditions.

This is a 1.0 FTE (benefits-eligible) position with a weekly schedule of: four clinical care days (including a clinic day at the Lone Tree clinic and three clinic days at the Anschutz Medical Campus location) and one administration day (to be used for duties such as division and committee meetings, etc.). There is an opportunity for the selected candidate to work .75FTE, if part-time work is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

Clinical Care

  • Provides leadership and clinical consultation for behavioral health questions and presenting problems to geriatric medicine providers.

  • Uses an integrated model of care to briefly assess, diagnose, and treat behavioral, mental, and health conditions using solution-focused therapy.

  • Facilitates group visits when needed.

  • Designs, implements, and updates health promotion/disease prevention programming, clinical psychoeducation materials for patient care, and clinical referral networks.

  • Participates in, and/or takes a leadership role in relevant clinical or QI projects, such as for dementia family caregivers, deprescribing and insomnia, etc.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Geriatrics is committed to diversity and fostering an equitable, inclusive work culture and environment. The Division of Geriatrics encourages and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religious/spiritual tradition, ability, sexual orientation, and gender.

The Division of Geriatrics is a highly collaborative, interprofessional team that provides primary health care to older adults, educates learners from multiple disciplines, and conducts research.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, holidays, and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4803958&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness) .

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Master's degree in social work (or other relevant field) with 10+ years' experience in integrated behavioral health in primary care or behavioral medicine

  • Current and unrestricted Colorado state licensure as a psychologist, LCSW, or other relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will have experience in primary care and expertise in evidence-based psychotherapies (e.g., MI, CBT, ACT, etc.).

  • Knowledge of common behavioral and mental health issues in the elderly is preferred.

  • Experience in geropsychology, geriatric mental health, and disorders common in older adults.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with integrated team-based care, particularly in a primary care setting.

  • Clinical skills conducting brief and targeted assessments to provide brief psychotherapy interventions, health and behavior change, substance use treatment, and triage for appropriate level of care.

  • Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based psychotherapies.

  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Division of Geriatrics and clinic faculty and staff.

  • Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks and maintain a well-organized work environment.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.

  • Capacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situations.

  • Experience training and developing staff and skills in supervision of clinical staff and trainees.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

  1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

  2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

  3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4803958&targetURL=http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers) .

Questions should be directed to: Sabrina Ferguson, Sabrina.ferguson@cuanschutz.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4803958&targetURL=Sabrina.ferguson@cuanschutz.edu)

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

$85,000-100,000 for a 1.0FTE position

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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

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.

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125 (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4803958&targetURL=http://www.cu.edu/node/153125)

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodation 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 hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4803958&targetURL=hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu) ​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado 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.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4803958&targetURL=https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-combined-schedule.pdf) . If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4803958&targetURL=https://research.cuanschutz.edu/ehs/home/divisions/occupational-health/oh-enrollment) .


Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Job Category : Faculty

Primary Location : Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20194 - SOM-MED-Geriatrics

Schedule : Full-time

Posting Date : Nov 17, 2023

Unposting Date : Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Sabrina Ferguson Posting Contact Email: Sabrina.ferguson@cuanschutz.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4803958&targetURL=Sabrina.ferguson@cuanschutz.edu) Position Number: 00817746

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The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.