Careers at ACUTE

Demand for ACUTE’s singular, world-class care continues to rise, and we are always looking for competent, compassionate teammates to support our well-acclaimed multidisciplinary medical stabilization unit.  

ACUTE is a very unique service in the eating disorder field, as the only designated Center of Excellence for the medical treatment of these highly complex and lethal illnesses. ACUTE offers teammates: 

  • An amazing opportunity to treat an array of critically ill patients with complex courses
  • Unlimited academic potential
  • The ability to make a big difference in the lives of our typically young patient population
  • Guidance and leadership from Dr. Philip Mehler, Founder and CEO of ACUTE, who has 30+ years experience in the eating disorders field and is recognized as the world’s leading authority on effective medical treatment of eating disorders and severe malnutrition
  • Job opportunities in several disciplines, including:
    • Internal Medicine Physicians
    • Psychiatrists
    • Registered Nurses
    • Registered Dietitians
    • Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • Physical Therapists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Certified Nursing Assistants
    • Behavioral Health Technicians

ACUTE offers robust benefits packages that includes outstanding retirement, CME and excellent medical, dental and vision plans. In addition, Denver Health is the major academic affiliate with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. While all MD faculty on ACUTE have an academic appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in either the Department of Medicine or Psychiatry, all ACUTE teammates are encouraged and supported in academic research pursuits. 



Psychiatrists are valuable members of the ACUTE team, treating patients with extreme forms of eating disorders and severe malnutrition. They deliver compassionate medication management to alleviate psychiatric acuity and address co-occurring mental health diagnoses. ACUTE psychiatrists provide a meaningful bridge between medical and behavioral teams, and oversee the discharge plan to ensure each patient leaves ACUTE with a clear plan for appropriate future treatment. ACUTE psychiatrists are awarded an academic appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine commensurate with their academic status (assistant, associate or full professor). There is a robust opportunity for ACUTE psychiatrists to conduct research, co-author scientific papers and become involved with teaching residents and fellows at the University of Colorado.

ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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