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University of Colorado Senior Instructor- APN - CHCO in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Senior Instructor- Psychiatrist -CHCO

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 Hospital, 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, receiving 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.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry has just welcomed their new Department Chair, C. Neill Epperson, MD and is in the process of growing the Department of Psychiatry with new programs and expanding existing programs.

Position Summary:

The Child and Adolescent FPMHNP must demonstrate clinical experience and excellence with children and adolescents with psychiatric diagnoses and the ability to manage different levels of acuity, including patients in in the outpatient clinic and in partial hospitalization (day treatment).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Ability to apply and implement evidence based approaches to care including using evidence based guidelines for prescriptions and monitoring medications in the pediatric population.

Able to perform initial psychiatric diagnostic interviews, develop and follow through with treatment plans, and maintain timely and focused documentation through the electronic medical record.

Providing preceptor experiences for APRN students with the appropriate experience and certification from the University of Colorado-Anschutz College of Nursing.

Member of a multidisciplinary setting consisting of physicians, family therapists, psychologists, and trainees.

Carry a case load on the outpatient psychiatric unit and in the partial hospitalization program.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at .

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.

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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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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

  • APRN applicants must possess a Colorado RN license and Board Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP). Prescriptive authority is required.

  • PA applicants must be nationally certified by the NCCPA and have passed the Psychiatry Specialty Exam (CAQ).

  • Must have prior experience in a Child Psychiatric setting (may include experience as a RN prior to APRN training).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience practicing independently in a mental health setting.

  • History of working with milieu staff is desired.

  • 5 years of post-degree experience in outpatient and hospital settings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Clinical skill is required for conducting brief and targeted assessments in integrated care settings to provide short-term psychotherapy interventions, health and behavior change and triage for appropriate level of care.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clinical faculty and staff in psychiatry.

  • Strong commitment to inter-professional, team-based care in psychiatry

  • Ability 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 on women’s health and behavioral health topics.

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

  • Experience developing, training and supervising psychology trainees

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Oct 30, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Lydia Lyon

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00779228

Req ID: 19423

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.