Psychiatrist - Acute Center for Eating Disorders

Denver, CO

Key Info



ACUTE at Denver Health, the nation’s only ICU-type medical stabilization unit for patients with extreme eating disorders, is recruiting a full-time psychiatrist to join its multidisciplinary treatment team. As the only Center of Excellence in the eating disorder field, ACUTE receives its admissions as air-ambulance transfers from medical hospitals or from eating disorder residential treatment centers after its determined that these patients are too medically fragile for those hospitals and treatment centers.


The ACUTE psychiatrist functions Mon-Fri in a consultant role, orders psycho-pharmacotherapy and initiates mandated ongoing care when necessary. This position is supported by ACUTE-based psychologists, clinical social workers, behavioral health techs, registered dieticians, nurses, PT-OT staff and academic hospitalists who provide the seven days/week of medical care. ACUTE’s Psychiatrists average 40-50 patient touches /week. All ACUTE staff, spend 100% of their clinical time on the ACUTE Unit at Denver Health Medical Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide expert care for patients with severe eating disorders, scholarly work, and training in their sub-specialty

Physicians at Denver Health are faculty members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine serve as teachers for trainees seeking clinical experience at Denver Health in eating disorders at ACUTE.

Focus on Superior Patient Care by practicing evidence-based, high-quality medicine; encourage increased patient understanding, involvement in care, and treatment decisions; participate in or support education and research.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Psychiatry Residency Programs or fellowships or equivalent.

Board Certified or Board Eligible within one year

Prior extensive eating disorder experience not required.

Posted November 30, 2020


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