Job Description

Denver Health

Internal Number: R4327

We are recruiting for a Psychologist to join our team!

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CHS Behavioral Health

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the psychologist provides doctoral level integrated behavioral health services as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) and functions as a key member of the primary care medical team. The BHC abides by guidelines and expectations specific to the clinic in which they provide patient care. Services will be provided in the Ambulatory Care Services (ACS) clinic(s) with a focus on therapeutic interventions across the lifespan. Services include expert diagnostic assessment and brief evidence-based treatment for psychiatric disorders and assessing psychosocial factors in patients with chronic medical conditions as well as substance abuse screening. The psychologist strives to create a positive customer service experience by committing to highest standards set forth by Denver Health. The psychologist provides case management and consultation, case coordination to facilitate referrals to specialty care, and crisis intervention. The psychologist is actively involved in quality improvement, data monitoring, and research projects. Participates in supervision and teaching for the pre-doctoral psychology internship and provides supervision to psychology residents and practicum students as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide high quality clinical services to individuals referred to behavioral health, including short-term evidence-based behavioral health interventions and support services. (10%)
  • Provide services that are appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patient. (10%)
  • Consult with providers as part of the interdisciplinary team and generate recommendations, referrals, and case management as needed. (10%)
  • Conduct brief diagnostic screening of patients using evidence-based assessments and screening tools. (10%)
  • Provide health behavior change interventions using Motivational Interviewing. (10%)
  • Conduct in-depth diagnostic assessment as needed. (5%)
  • Conduct safety and risk assessment as needed. (5%)
  • Generate documentation of assessment and intervention in the medical record in a timely manner. (5%)
  • Actively participate in regular team meetings and huddles of the interdisciplinary team at primary care clinic. (5%)
  • Participate in Integrated Behavioral Health Division meetings to maintain cohesion and improve awareness of department functioning. (5%)
  • Participates or provides leadership of department, agency, or community meetings as well as internal Denver Health workgroups. (5%)
  • Participate in teaching and didactics as part of the training faculty of the Division of Psychology for psychology pre-doctoral residents and practicum students. (5%)
  • Provide teaching and presentation of relevant topics to the Integrated Behavioral Health Division staff. (5%)
  • Provide teaching and presentation of relevant topics to the medical residents and training programs within Denver Health and University of Colorado. (5%)
  • Participate in academic efforts in research and professional writing. (5%)


  • Doctorate Degree Required

Work Experience:

  • 1-3 years One year of postdoctoral experience Required


  • PSY-Licensed Psychologist – State Board of Psychologist Examiners Required and
  • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – AHA – American Heart Association Required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in effective psychological practice in primary care medical settings, including evidence-based, brief therapy modalities, crisis intervention, and risk assessment.
  • Knowledge of patient populations’ cultural, religious, ethnic, and social systems in interactions, care planning, and education.
  • Knowledge of medical terms, abbreviations, diagnoses, treatment, and prognosis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and motivation to work as part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team in a medical setting.
  • Skill in providing care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the clinic setting.
  • Skill in establishing a therapeutic alliance and engaging the patient in collaborative goal setting and prioritizing patient needs as part of the care team in the primary care clinic setting.
  • Ability to participate as a faculty member with the Division of Medicine and provide teaching and supervision as needed for the psychology internship training program through the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Ability to respond to feedback and incorporate it into practice.
  • Ability to manage the therapeutic relationship including triaging patient to specialty mental health services and termination.
  • Ability to respond to trauma or psychiatric emergency including writing involuntary mental health holds.
  • Microsoft Office skills required.
  • Knowledge of electronic health record preferred.


Days (United States of America)

Work Type



$103,000.00 – $119,300.00 / yr


  • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans

  • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)

  • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes

  • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more

  • Tuition reimbursement & assistance

  • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching

  • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program 

  • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer

Our Values

  • Respect

  • Belonging

  • Accountability

  • Transparency

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.
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