Inpatient Psychologist – Child/Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Service (198 views)

March 29, 2024

Job Description

Job Summary

Psychologist provides expert psychological care for children, adolescents, and their families. Child psychologists working on the acute adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit will provide brief family therapy, either with individual families or with multi-family groups. They will also provide brief individual and group therapy. These modalities will be used to stabilize both psychiatric and substance use disorders. Psychological evaluations, including testing for autism, may occasionally be needed. Psychologist functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team and provides clinical leadership and teaching for other staff members. Strives to create a positive experience for patients, families, and support staff. Participates as a Psychology faculty member in supervision and teaching for the doctoral internship and provides supervision to psychology trainees and other types of trainees as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide brief family interventions (30%)
  • Provide individual psychotherapy (20%)
  • Provide group psychotherapy (20%)
  • Conduct psychological testing, including testing for autism (10%)
  • Educate trainees and learners (10%)
  • Support continuous quality improvement (10%)



  • Doctorate Degree Required


Work Experience:

  • One year of postdoctoral experience required



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


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in psychodiagnostics and in conducting standardized psychological assessment.
  • Advanced intervention skills with adults with acute, severe and chronic mental illness.
  • Effective and culturally-sensitive clinical work with diverse populations.
  • Teaching and supervisory skills with advanced psychology trainees.
  • Microsoft Office skills required.
  • Knowledge of electronic health record preferred.


$107,100.00 – $125,700.00 / 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: