Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo is hiring


Two photos, left to right: Building on CMHIP campus; psychologist talking to patient

The Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo (CMHHIP) is a 516-bed acute care psychiatric hospital that provides inpatient behavioral health services for adults, adolescents and geriatric patients. We are currently hiring for several positions, including nurses, client care aides (CNAs), health care techs, social workers, dining staff and more.


CMHHIP program units

Learn more about each of the program units within the Colorado Medical Health Hospital in Pueblo by expanding the sections below.

Admission Program

Admissions are the highest acute units within our hospital. These are similar to the ER/ICU in the medical hospital. Patients are admitted to the admissions units, stabilized then transferred to another program specific to meeting the patient's individualized treatment needs. Admission Program patient plan of care focuses on stabilization.

Restoration Program

Restoration units treatment focuses on restoring a patient to competency. These are patients who have committed a crime, was found incompetent to proceed (ITP) with his/her court case; therefore, sent to CMHHIP for restorative treatment. Restoration plan of care focuses identify areas needing treatment per the competency evaluation. Once found competent, the patient continues with their court case.

Psychosocial Program

Psychosocial Program unit treats patients needing more psychosocial learning type care. These patients are generally low functioning mentally ill patients such as schizophrenics/geriatric patients.  The program utilizes the token economy system (tangible, instant gratification) for social learning/behavior changing.  For example, patients get tokens for getting up on time, showering, dressing or going to therapy groups.  They pay tokens for not doing these things.  The tokens are then utilized to earn rewards.

Cognitive Behavior Program

Cognitive Program utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Contingency Management System (CMS) to treat mostly personality disorder patients.  Most not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) patients are admitted to this program.  The adolescent unit is also part of the Cognitive Behavior Program. DBT is utilized to help teach different skills changing the patient way of thinking/behaviors acted upon. CMS provides rewards for appropriate behavior. Points are earned and banked for use in future.

Work shifts

The work shifts at the Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo are:

  • A shift: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • B shift: 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
More information

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