We are recruiting for a Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow to join our team!
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The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow provides therapeutic services as a psychologist candidate for licensure under the supervision of delegated licensed psychologists. Services will include proficient, culturally responsive diagnostic assessment and evidence-based psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders and psychosocial factors in Denver Health patients. Also provides case management and case coordination to facilitate referrals as needed. The fellow will be part of an integrated safety net health care system that primarily serves a traditionally underserved, low income and ethnically diverse population. Postdoctoral fellow will have an active role in various professional psychology activities that may include program development and research, clinical and didactic teaching, and clinical supervision (under supervision by a licensed psychologist). Remains actively involved in quality improvement, data monitoring and in research projects, as appropriate. Postdoctoral fellow participates as a member of the department.
Percent time spent on essential functions and additional professional activities will vary upon on specific fellowship position. Education requirements and desired experience also may vary by specific postdoctoral fellow position. Please see addendum for details.
Fellowship Overview: This is a one-year full-time fellowship with specialty emphases preparing fellows for independent practice in medical settings with diverse populations. The monthly didactics are designed to support fellows in their advancement of knowledge and skills in health psychology, diversity, professional development and career adjustment, and leadership in healthcare settings. Successful completion of this fellowship meets all requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado.
Position 1: Integrated Primary Care.Family Medicine with Specialty Focus in Refugee Health. The fellow will engage fully in clinic responsibilities providing consultation services for primary care providers, crisis assessments, diagnostic evaluations, health promotion and behavior change interventions, and brief time-limited psychotherapy. This position focuses on integrated primary care services throughout the lifespan. The fellow will be placed in 2 Denver Health family medicine clinics with opportunity to provide integrated services for refugees.
Position 2: Integrated Primary Care.Family Medicine and Adult Medicine. The fellow will engage fully in clinic responsibilities providing consultation services for primary care providers, crisis assessments, diagnostic evaluations, health promotion and behavior change interventions, and brief time-limited psychotherapy. This position will be placed in Family and Internal Medicine Clinics.
Provide doctoral level psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational services to patients. (70%)
Provide didactic and/or clinical teaching to psychology interns, practica students, and other trainees as appropriate. (5%)
Complete appropriate documentation of therapeutic activities in a timely manner. (10%)
Participate effectively in supervision with delegated supervisors. (5%)
Participate in meetings, didactic seminars, and other educational or departmental events as appropriate. (5%)
Participates in program evaluation, quality improvement, and/or research projects, as appropriate. (5%)
Doctorate Degree in Psychology from an APA-accredited institution Required and
Post High School Diploma or Certificate Program Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship Required
1-3 years Previous experience in integrated, interdisciplinary medical settings, preferred
PCP-Psychologist Candidate Permit - State Board of Psychologist Examiners Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Postdoctoral fellow has strong doctoral level knowledge, skills, and abilities in clinical service with populations relevant to postdoctoral program setting (see addendum for details).
Advanced skills to participate effectively with the interdisciplinary teams and to provide teaching to other team members, students, and trainees.
Postdoctoral fellow has critical thinking skills as well as advanced written and oral communication skills.
Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality of patients' records.
Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.
Advanced knowledge and skills in research and/or program evaluation.
Days (United States of America)
$55,000.00 - $55,000.00 / 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
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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