$150K — $250K *
Denver Health is recruiting a Palliative Care Physician to join our team.
Physicians and surgeons diagnose illnesses, prescribe and administer treatment for people suffering from injury and/or disease. Physicians examine patients, obtain medical histories, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. Surgeons specialize in the treatment of injury, disease, and deformity through operations. Documents all services in patient medical record. Serves as faculty members of the University of Colorado, School of Medicine.
Other physicians and surgeons at Denver Health work in a number of other medical and surgical specialists, including allergists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, emergency medicine physicians, endocrinologists, endoscopy, gastroenterologists, neonatologists, nephrologists, neurologist, obstetrics/gynecologist, oncologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, otolaryngologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, podiatrists, psychiatrists, radiologists, rehabilitative medicine, rheumatologists, trauma surgeons, and urologists.
Denver Health is a nationally recognized model for integration of a safety-net acute-care hospital, a network of community health centers, a city and county public health department, and a regional poison center. Additionally, Denver Health is the major academic affiliate of the University Of Colorado School of Medicine.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
•Generous benefits including 4+ weeks paid time off, CME time and allowance, and robust retirement package
•Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, great schools, family-friendly communities, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year
Denver Health provides Level I care for all, regardless of ability to pay and is a model for other safety net institutions across the nation. As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Physicians at Denver Health are faculty members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine serve as teachers for students seeking clinical experience at Denver Health and provide education for post graduate medical trainees.
2.Focus on Superior Patient Care by 1) practicing evidence-based, high-quality state-of-the art medicine; 2) encourage increased patient understanding, involvement in care, and treatment decisions; 3) achieve and maintain optimal patient access; 4) insist on departmental focus on superior patient service; and 5) participate in or support education and research.
3.Collaborate on Care Delivery by 1) including staff, other physicians and management in both service and patient care improvements; 2) treat all members with respect; 3) demonstrate the highest levels of ethical and professional conduct; and 4) behave in a manner consistent with Denver Health goals.
4.Listen and Communicate by 1) providing clinical information in a clear and timely manner; 2) requesting information and resources needed to provide care consistent with Denver Health goals; and 3) provide and accept feedback in a respectful manner from all staff.
5.Take Ownership by 1) providing leadership to improve outcomes quality and service quality; 2) work to ensure personal, departmental and organization compliance with all legal and educational requirements; and 3) steadily improve the efficiency and economic aspects of your practice.
6.Quality Metrics.1) Focus on clinically relevant outcome measures; 2) Change by embracing innovations to continuously improve patient care, service and organizational efficiency.
Education and Experience
1.Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1.Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques.
2.Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment.
3.Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care.
4.Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications.
5.Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills.
6.Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems.
7.Performs in a tactful and professional manner.
8.A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
9.Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Computers and Technology
1.Computer skills required.
2.Computer skills preferred.
Certificates, Licenses and Registration
Medical license to practice in State of Colorado
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, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”
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