Clinical Health Psychologist Position – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Clinical Health Psychologist Position – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Clinical Health Psychologist Position – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Posting Title:  Assistant Professor/Clinical Health Psychologist  

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus

Position Type: Faculty, Assistant Professor

Job Summary:

The University of Colorado Cancer Center is currently seeking a full time clinical health psychologist.  The position will be at the Assistant Professor faculty rank and appointed in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology and located at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. This psychologist will function independently or with minimal supervision and will provide health and behavior interventions and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups within a diverse adult oncology population at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.  The psychologist will work in an inpatient and outpatient context to support medical oncology teams, patients, caregivers and their families.  Scientific research will be an essential part of this role, allowing collaboration with medical oncologists and research scientists at the university and elsewhere. This role may also offer the opportunity to provide clinical supervision to psychology doctoral trainees and pre-doctoral interns.

Required Competencies:

Basic assessment of mental status, personality and dangerousness

End of life interventions with patients and their families to address psychological distress and clarify the goals of treatment

Ability to address behavioral concerns that affect patient adherence to medical treatment

Development of therapeutic groups and educational presentations based on identified need

Maintain accurate, timely and confidential records.

Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail.  Must be able to balance a full caseload, maintain timely and appropriate documentation, and follow up on situations as needed.  Ability to balance independent work with teamwork.

Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.  Ability to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity at all times.

Contribute collaboratively to the overall development of our psychosocial team through program evaluation and leadership of new and existing programs in the cancer center.

Providing consultative and education services to multidisciplinary team of colleagues and the community

Attend required meetings including medical rounds in the hospital.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree (PhD/PsyD) from an accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology

Required Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Colorado or eligible to gain Colorado Licensure

Experience in Health Psychology providing clinical services to an adult population

Ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships

Desired Qualifications:

Fellowship or postdoctoral training in clinical health psychology

Three or more years of clinical experience with adult patients who experience chronic health conditions

Research experience in psycho-oncology or health psychology

Clinical experience working with grief and loss or end of life concerns

Training and experience in a diversity of psychotherapeutic modalities such as (but not limited to): Existential Psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, behavioral activation and MI, biofeedback, psychodynamic and interpersonal (IPT) approaches, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Structural or Strategic Family Therapy

Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity, as well as experience and skill working with diverse groups of individuals

Experience providing health and behavior interventions for anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea, and pain

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications are accepted electronically at

When applying applicants must include:

  1. A letter of application that addresses the job requirements

2.      A current CV

3.      The names, email addresses, physical addresses and telephone numbers for three professional references

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

The University does check references as part of the employment process, and selection committee members may choose to contact work references during the search process other than those contacts listed in your application.

UCD 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.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.