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Peoria - Aurora, CO
Full Time
$215,000.00 - $258,000.00 Salary
FTE 1.0


Job Title: Psychiatrist

Who we are:

STRIDE Community Health Center is a 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a 30-year history of providing primary care and other health-related services in a community-based setting. Established in 1989 in response to the primary health care needs of the medically indigent population in suburban Denver, STRIDE Community Health Center has the largest population base of any FQHC in Colorado and provides primary care, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, health education, care coordination, patient navigation, pharmacy, and outreach and enrollment services in accordance with its mission.

We strive to make a difference in the lives of our patients and our employees. Each of our employees is a piece of the puzzle that makes us great. We have more than 13 health centers located throughout the Denver Metro area which allows us to better serve our patients and provides convenience for our employees. We are an organization that believes in the power of a diverse staff. We are as committed to hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds as we are to caring for our diverse patient population. At STRIDE, you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and mutual respect — and most importantly, a life-changing career.

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General Purpose: The Psychiatrist provides medication management and therapeutic services as needed to identify, diagnose, and treat patients. They will see patients via direct patient care and as a consultant to Primary Care Providers for acute, chronic, and complex conditions. The Psychiatrist will support the Behavioral Health Department on implementing cognitive and psychological assessments. As a member of STRIDE’s medical staff, this Physician would be instrumental in supporting both Primary Care and integrated Behavioral Health services. As a burgeoning program, the Psychiatrist will help develop an efficient and robust model to optimize service delivery to the wide range of psychiatric conditions within STRIDE’s patient population.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide exemplary clinical services within the qualifications and experience of Physician and adhere to the standards and principles of medical ethics of the American Medical Association, and all recognized associations or accrediting boards concerned with Physician's area of medical specialty.
  • Conduct diagnostic assessments using the bio-psycho-social model.
  • Identify, diagnose, and clarify psychiatric conditions according to the DSM-5.
  • Develop comprehensive treatment plans through multi-disciplinary collaboration with Primary Care Providers, Behavioral Health Providers, and other professionals.
  • Work with leadership to develop a model to offer chart reviews and consultation for medical providers.
  • Initiate and manage psychopharmacologic treatments.
  • Order and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic test results as needed.
  • Coordinate with healthcare professionals when hospitalization is required.
  • Provide psychoeducation to patients and families when clinically appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with medical assistants to streamline clinical workflow and optimize the patient’s experience of care.
  • Support advanced practice providers in the provision of psychiatric treatment/expansion of the model at STRIDE.
  • Provide clinical services in person at multiple STRIDE locations and via telehealth.
  • Other duties as assigned.


We Offer $215,000-$258,000 annually including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Optional Vision Insurance.
  • Paid-Time-Off (PTO) and paid holiday!
  • Company Paid Life Insurance, short term, and long-term disability.
  • A 401K retirement savings plan & match!
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care options.
  • Loan Forgiveness, tuition reimbursement, and CME to qualified candidates.
  • And more!


Education and Experience

  • Board certified Psychiatrist in active and good standing with the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
  • Bilingual candidates preferred but not required
  • Preferred experience working with diverse and multi-cultural patient populations
  • Preferred experience working in integrated care settings
  • Preferred experience working with co-occurring substance use disorders and/or Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)/Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) services
  • Preferred experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan
  • Preferred experience working with cognitive or neuropsychological testing in a primary care medical setting

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Work independently and organize work in a manner that ensures accuracy and efficiency, including the ability to drive between clinics to provide services as needed
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data to determine the appropriate services needed for patients
  • Ability to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity, and creativity to changing needs and situations
  • Ability to handle HIPAA sensitive information ethically and responsibly
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of patients, employees, and business information

Miscellaneous Requirements

  1. COVID-19 Vaccination
  2. Annual Influenza Vaccination

Material and equipment directly used:

  • Computer, Microsoft Office products, Electronic Medical Records system and internet.
  • Copier, printer, scanner, fax machine and calculator.
  • Multi-line telephone.
  • Video and telephone conferencing equipment.
  • Other office equipment as needed.

Material and equipment directly used:

  • Cell phone and Computer, iPad, printer, multi-line telephone systems, fax machine, copy machine, calculator, and all Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, and the internet.

Working environment/physical activities:

  • Office environment within a clinical setting. Moves about the office environment and to other locations. Moves objects up to 25lbs and 50lbs occasionally. Communicates information to others. Discerns/analyzes information from others to assist in decision making. Enters data into computer programs via computer, mouse, and keyboard.

Join Us. Together We Improve lives.

STRIDE verifies employment authorization including, eligibly for employment, education, license, and certification, etc.

A successful candidate will live STRIDE ICARE values:

Integrity doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

Compassion meeting the patient where theyre at with empathy.

Accountability doing what we say were going to do.

Respect showing attention to human dignity.

Excellence having a growth mindset; striving to learn more and practice continuous improvement.

STRIDE recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our organization. STRIDE is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status. STRIDE does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

In an aim to help keep our patients, staff, and communities safe, STRIDE requires that all hired employees be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and to obtain an annual flu shot. STRIDE CHC employees are also required to be screened for tuberculosis and to complete a PPD test.