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Location: Denver, Colorado
Internal Number: 13190
We are here for life's journey.Where is your life journey taking you?Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center is recruiting a passionate and talented Emergency Physician to serve as Director of Quality and Safety. This position will serve as a core member on our clinical operations team, focusing on setting strategy, implementing initiatives and tracking outcomes related to the quality and safety of the care provided to our patients.
The emergency department at Denver Health includes 57 adult beds, 19 pediatric beds, and a separate 23-bed clinical decision unit. With a combined annual census of more than 100,000 patients from highly diverse cultures and backgrounds, the ED at Denver Health is the second busiest in Colorado. The Ernest E Moore MD Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health is the primary trauma referral center for the Rocky Mountain Region. Additionally, the acuity managed by the adult ED is high, with a 25% admission rate. Staffing in the adult and pediatric EDs is provided by board-certified emergency physicians, emergency medicine residents and subspecialty fellows, and advanced practice providers. Strong and extremely collaborative relationships exist among physicians, advanced practice providers, nursing, and consultative services.
Denver Health is a large urban health care center that is proud to serve as a primary Anchor Institution to the Denver metro area, and its diverse community. Denver Health is a major academic affiliate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, based at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. All faculty ultimately report to the Director of Service for Emergency Medicine at Denver Health, contributing to our mission of excellence in patient care, education, research, and professional development, and have meaningful responsibilities and faculty appointments in the University of Colorado School of Medicine's academic Department of Emergency Medicine.
As an institution, Denver Health is a nationally recognized integrated health care system which includes: a large safety-net acute-care hospital, an acclaimed Level 1 trauma center (Ernest E Moore MD Shock Trauma Center), a large network of community health centers, the city and county public health department (Denver Public Health), the sole city-wide advanced life support EMS agency (Denver Paramedics) and a regional poison center (Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center). Denver Health is a profoundly 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 improvement and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare.
Denver Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine are profoundly committed to diversity in our workforce. As medical providers, we are passionate about serving our diverse patient population and providing them with the best care. To achieve this, we dedicate significant resources as a team to incorporate cultural humility, equity, and inclusion into every aspect of our work. This position will be a key member of our department and is expected to take an active role in our commitment to creating an environment for patients and staff where richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives are embraced. Our department is committed to finding innovative ways to meet the needs of our patients, and each other as coworkers - we strive to do so with respect, kindness, and open minds.
Applicants should submit CV and cover letter to:Aaron Ortiz, Manager Provider Recruitmentaaron.email@example.com
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. Model and drive Equity-Informed Culture by 1) demonstrating behaviors and practices to ensure inclusive communication and 2) Collaborating with individuals of varied educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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. Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine from an accredited school, required.
2. Board Eligible/Certified in Emergency Medicine, Required
3. Subspecialty Training, Fellowship or advanced education, preferred.
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.
The Emergency Medicine Physician makes immediate medical decisions and acts to prevent death or further disability. The incumbent provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, and disposition of patients, practicing evidence-based, high-quality state-of-the art medicine employing a wide degree of creativity and latitude.The Emergency Medicine Physician directs emergency medical staff in an emergency department to optimize coordination of care between nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff.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.Essential Functions:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
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
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.Located near 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 values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit: https://www.denverhealth.org/for-professionals/careers/diversity-and-inclusion
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