Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Integrated Behavioral Health Department at Denver Health is pleased to announce four psychology postdoctoral fellowship positions for the 2019-2020 training year.

Organization Description

Denver Health is a vertically integrated safety net hospital system offering preventative care, primary care, specialty care, and acute care services regardless of ability to pay. Our hospital system and outpatient clinics provide care for 25 percent of Denver’s population annually and 33 percent of the children in the Denver area. Our patients are diverse in all aspects including ethnic background, language, religion, ability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. There are nine federally qualified community health clinics as part of the hospital system located throughout the city meeting the unique health needs of communities within which the clinics reside. Behavioral health services are an essential part of our interdisciplinary model of care. Our Integrated Behavioral Health Division consists of dedicated psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, addictions counselors , telephonic counselors, and behavioral health educators working alongside primary care providers, nurses, medical social workers, pharmacists, and patient navigators.

Fellowship Overview

This is a one-year integrated primary care fellowship with a clinical focus preparing fellows for independent practice in primary care settings with underserved populations. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the fellow will engage fully in clinic responsibilities providing consultation services for primary care providers, crisis assessments, diagnostic evaluations, health promotion and behavior change intervention, and brief time-limited psychotherapy. There is opportunity for teaching, specialty research projects, and supervision in Spanish/Spanish language support based on the interest of the fellow. The twice monthly didactics are designed to support fellows in advancement of their knowledge and skill in health psychology, diversity, psychopharmacology, substance abuse, supervision, program development, and professionalism. Successful completion of the postdoctoral fellowship meets the requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado.

We are recruiting for 4 positions for the 2019-2020 residency year in the following tracks:

Track 1: Family Medicine (Specialty focus: Geriatrics)

This position is located at the Park Hill Family Medicine Clinic and the Webb Center for Primary Care Geriatric Clinic, located at the main campus. The Geriatric Care Clinic is an interdisciplinary team that provides both primary care and consultation services for patients age 55 and above, supporting patients as they strive to meet the challenges of healthy aging.

Track 2: Family Medicine (Specialty focus: Women’s Care)

This position is located at the LaCasa Family Medicine Clinic and Denver Health Women’s Care Clinic, located at the main campus. The Women’s Care clinic provides obstetrical and gynecological services including reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth.

Track 3: Adult Internal Medicine (Specialty focus: Intensive Outpatient Medicine)

This position is located at the Westside Adult Internal Medicine Clinic and the Webb Center for Primary Care Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC), located at the main campus. The IOC is Denver Health’s super-utilizer clinic, modeled as an ambulatory ICU where enrolled patients receive primary care through an interdisciplinary team.

Track 4: Denver Health Family Medicine and Swedish Family Medicine joint organization placement (Specialty focus: Refugee Mental Health)

This position is located at the Denver Health Lowry Family Medicine Clinic and the Swedish Family Medicine Clinic. Denver Health Lowry Refugee Clinic provides newly arriving refugee families and identified asylees with a health screening within 90 days of their arrival in the United States including mental evaluation and services. Swedish Family Medicine is a Family Medicine Residency program and a primary care clinic that serves a high volume of underserved patients in the South Denver Metro Area. The partnership between Denver Health and Swedish Family Medicine has been in existence for over 10 years.

Qualifications (to be met by start date):

  • Completion of a pre-doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Receipt of a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program
  • Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with rapid psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and safety assessment
  • Competence in delivering high quality, targeted interventions
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate effective consultation with an interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Previous work in integrated primary care preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish skills are preferred.

Benefits:

This is a highly competitive salaried and benefited position.

Application Materials:

  • Cover letter addressing the following:
    • What interests you in this fellowship?
    • What training experiences have prepared you for this fellowship?
    • How would you hope to grow professionally and/or clinically through this fellowship?
    • How does this fellowship fit with your long-term career goals?
    • Please highlight any interests you might have in working in rural or underserved areas.
    • Date that you will complete your dissertation
    • Graduation date
    • Indicate your top 2 tracks of interest from above:
      • Track 1: Family Medicine/Geriatrics
      • Track 2: Family Medicine/Women’s Care
      • Track 3: Adult Internal Medicine/Intensive Outpatient Medicine
      • Track 4: Denver Health Family Medicine/Swedish Family Medicine/Refugee Mental Health
  • Curriculum vitae demonstrating above qualifications
  • Two letters of reference

To Apply:

  • Send all application materials scanned into in a single PDF to Joseph Longo, PhD by January 15, 2019.
    • Letters of reference should be scanned for inclusion in the single PDF. (Only if a referring individual specifically prefers to directly submit their letter should this item arrive in a separate email. Should this be the case, indicate this in the email containing all other application materials.)

Special Note:

Criminal background checks required for all postdoctoral residents.