Orthopedic Surgery Physician - Sports Medicine

Denver Health

$250K — $500K+*


3w ago


Experience:Not Specified

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Job Description

We are recruiting for a Orthopedic Surgery Physician - Sports Medicine to join our team!

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OrthopedistsJob Summary

The Department of Orthopedics at Denver Health is recruiting for a full-time Orthopedic Sports Surgeon. The Orthopedic physicians at Denver Health specialize in the care of complex elective and trauma work. The successful applicant will be joining a fellowship trained and certified Sports Medicine surgeon in addition to a team of 18 other Orthopedic surgeons/podiatrists/PM&R MDs. The group has 11 outstanding advanced practitioner and institutional support to provide high level sports care to an active Colorado population. Our service is available for emergency orthopedic trauma care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through Denver Health’s Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center.

Our Department of Orthopedics at Denver Health Medical Center comprises of 5 fellowship trained orthopedic trauma surgeons, 5 hand and microvascular surgeons, 3 adult reconstruction surgeons, 2 sports Orthopedic surgeons, 3 podiatrists, 4 Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and 11 APPs. Denver Health is a level 1 academic hospital that trains medical students, residents, and fellows from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. All Orthopedic surgeons participate in level I trauma call with in house residents. This position is ideally suited for a fellowship sports surgeon wanting to develop a clinical practice in complex sports pathology in an academic teaching environment.

With 525 licensed beds Denver Health Medical Center is one of the state’s busiest hospitals with more than 26,000 admissions annually. DHHA was recently recognized by the University Hospital Consortium as having one of the lowest observed to expected mortality rates in the country (Ranked #5 out of 121 academic health centers). Our surgical team is nationally renowned for teaching, research and trauma services. DHHA is also an affiliate hospital of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:

  • Denver Health physicians have an academic appointment (commiserate with experience) with the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Housestaff and medical student teaching opportunities
  • Competitive salary/benefits
  • Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to:

Aaron Ortiz, Sr. Physician Recruiter

Department of Physician Recruitment

Denver Health & Hospital

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure. (10%)
  • Conduct research to develop and test surgical techniques that can improve operating procedures and outcomes related to musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. (10%)
  • Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopedic conditions, and provide treatments, such as medicines and surgeries, in clinics, hospital wards, or operating rooms. (10%)
  • Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. (10%)
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff. (10%)
  • Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility. (5%)
  • Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk. (5%)
  • Follow established surgical techniques during the operation. (5%)
  • Manage surgery services, including planning, scheduling and coordination, determination of procedures, or procurement of supplies and equipment. (5%)
  • Operate on patient's musculoskeletal system to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patient's functions. (5%)
  • Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures. (5%)
  • Prepare case histories. (5%)
  • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, or preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area. (5%)
  • Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons. (5%)
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary. (5%)


  • Doctorate Degree Required

Work Experience:


  • MD-Physician - State Medical Board Required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment.
  • Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care.
  • Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills.
  • Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems.
  • Performs in a tactful and professional manner.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Computer skills preferred.


Work Type


$391,027.00 - $562,662.55 / yrBenefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Outstanding benefits
  • Education opportunities
  • Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Immediate retirement plan matching
  • Professional clinical advancement program
  • Participation in evidence-based projects
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
  • 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.

Denver Health is a healthcare system based in Denver, Colorado. The system includes a hospital, a network of community health centers, and a public health department. Denver Health is the primary safety net institution in the city, and serves a diverse patient population. The hospital is a Level One Trauma Center, and is also home to a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Denver Health is also a teaching hospital, and is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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