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University of Colorado Senior Instructor- Psychiatrist - Department of Corrections in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Senior Instructor- Psychiatrist - Department of Corrections

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 Senior Instructor will provide integrated clinical care to incarcerated inmates within the Colorado Department of Corrections. The Senior Instructor will report to and work out of Colorado Department of Corrections sites.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with integrated care team that includes mental and physical health professionals, such as physicians, psychologists, nurses, and social workers, to provide seamless continuum of care at Colorado Department of Corrections.

  • Collaborate with other members of the team, and evaluate their diagnosis and treatment protocols upon request to ensure the best in patient care

  • Provide consultation to integrated care team members to help diagnosis, assess and treat complex behavioral health conditions in an inpatient corrections facility.

  • Provide input in the creation of individual patient treatment plans that incorporate multiple treatment methodologies, and make adjustments as needed for enhanced patient response.

  • Diagnose mental health conditions based on patient health history, discussions with the patient and information provided from relatives and other health professionals

  • Assess patients and prescribe pharmaceutical interventions, as appropriate, on an ongoing basis for treatment of behavioral, emotional or mental disorders

  • Recommend diagnostic and laboratory tests on patients to learn additional information about their physical and/or mental health, as well as their improvement over time

  • Discuss treatment protocols and diagnoses with patient caregivers, and advise as appropriate

Salary and Benefits:

Senior Instructor: The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $200,000 to $213,000.

This represents the 25-50 percentile of the salary range which is reflective of a candidate with 1-7 years of experience. 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.

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 .

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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:

  • MD/DO, CO Physician License or Eligible for CO Physician License

  • Board Eligible or Certified in Psychiatry

  • Proficiency in telepsychiatry

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 16, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Rachael Anderson

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00779817

Req ID: 19655

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.