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Therapist (Instructor)

Employer
University of Colorado System
Location
Aurora, Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Department: Department of Psychiatry, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center (JDC) Job Title: Therapist Position #: 00823897 – Requisition #: 33906 The Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a .9FTE Therapist (Instructor) at the JDC.

Job Summary:

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 .

Key Responsibilities:

The Therapist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus JDC will join a team of mental health providers treating community members requiring a higher level of care. The therapist will see patients in the JDC, ranging from children/adolescents to adults.



Examples of Work Performed:
  • Provides multiculturally sensitive behavior health assessment, triage, case management, and individual and group psychotherapy
  • Collaborate with other mental health faculty and staff in the provision of mental health and wellness care.
  • Manage details of insurance including authorization and peer to peer reviews for denials.
  • Chart patient visits using an electronic medical record.
  • Assist in discharge planning, including identifying community placement.
  • Develop programmatic benchmarks and outcomes of effectiveness.
  • Participate in quality and performance assessment projects.
  • Participate in the development of and administration of group programs including skills development, experiential activities, and mindfulness
  • Participate in other programs and service development
Work Location:

Onsite - this role is expected to work onsite at the JDC in Aurora, Colorado.

Why Join Us:

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 .

The Department of Psychiatry is one of the largest units in the UCD-SOM and is comprised of 5 Divisions. The CU Department of Psychiatry sets the standard for Education and Training of leaders in psychiatry and mental health care, conducts ground-breaking Research that aims to eradicate suffering due to psychiatric and substance use disorders, provides ready access to state of-the-art mental health preventions and interventions across the continuum of care, and collaborates with the community and other key stakeholders to promote well-being among all Coloradans. We accomplish this vision in a manner that respects, values and advocates for the dignity and worth of each individual and family.

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, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness .

The JDC clinical team provides patient-centered and evidence-based care aimed to promote wellness in patients. Our dynamic interdisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers work collaboratively with primary care providers and specialists to provide consultative services and problem-focused care for patients with behavioral health concerns.

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, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: 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.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Instructor:
  • Minimum degree qualifications: Master's Degree in Social Work.
  • 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. 
  • Licensed as a clinician in Colorado (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) and able to independently bill
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of evidence-based treatments including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT)
  • Strong clinical judgement & leadership skills
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in program development and wellness
  • Professional and personal qualities to work effectively with faculty, administrators, and patients
  • Demonstration of flexibility and problem-solving
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge/skills with empirically proven therapies such as CBT, DBT, FFT. Must have skills in risk assessment, including suicide and violence risk assessment.
  • Familiarity/comfort in seeing patients with complex mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, histories of trauma.
  • Must be comfortable with case management and coordination of care.
  • Must be comfortable with a combination of individual and group therapy, as well as working with families.
  • Must be efficient with time management with the ability to see many patients in a row if needed or to use time constructively for administrative or other work.
  • Must develop knowledge about step-down processes and network with community providers.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in the Department of Psychiatry including Departmental Chair, Program Directors, and administrative staff.
  • Should be comfortable developing wellness programs and with public speaking.
  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
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 .

Questions should be directed to: DANA.STEIDTMANN at DANA.STEIDTMANN@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by 6/15/2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

Anticipated Pay Range:

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



$63.000 – $81,000



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. 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

ADA Statement:

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 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 . 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 .

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