Denver Health is recruiting for a Psychiatrist to join our Psychiatric Emergency Services Team. This psychiatrist has board eligibility/certification in one or more of the following sub-specialties of psychiatry: addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, brain injury medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, clinical neurophysiology, geriatric psychiatry, hospice and palliative medicine, pain medicine, psychosomatic medicine, and sleep medicine. This physician will provide expert assessment and clinical care in one or more of these areas. Physician specialists will also provide teaching and scholarly work in their area of expertise. Additionally, provides general psychiatric care throughout Behavioral Health Services, which includes inpatient, outpatient, medical, and emergency settings. Diagnoses and treats children and adults including with patients with complex, co-occurring medical, psychiatric and substance use disorders; homelessness, poverty; and treatment-resistance., complex, and co-morbid psychiatric, medical, and addiction disorders. Obtains relevant medical histories, makes appropriate diagnoses, implements and directs effective psychiatric treatments including during high-risk and/or life-threatening conditions including during pregnancy and peri-partum periods, malignant catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and serotonin syndrome. Assesses and mitigates the risk of suicide or violence among patients at risk due to psychiatric illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar, depressive, anxiety, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. Leads multidisciplinary teams of case managers, discharge planners, nursing, occupational therapy, psychotherapists, and other professionals to provide clinical care. Teaches medical students and advanced trainees from other health disciplines including in nationally accredited training programs. Consults with non-psychiatric medical providers in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Directs care teams in identifying appropriate levels of care for complex patient presentations. Applies treatment statutes for involuntary psychiatric and/or substance use disorder treatments. Interprets the results of relevant laboratory and imagining studies and applies them to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric symptoms. Supports and conducts scholarly work that benefits Denver Health patients and employees. Holds a faculty position at the University of Colorado. Maintains medical license, board-certification, BLS certification, and other relevant licensure/certification. Supports an inclusive work environment. Provides high quality clinical care and works to meet productivity metrics as directed by direct supervisor. Supports department initiatives related to quality, safety, financial viability, and other initiatives as directed by the ADOS or DOS. Works collaboratively with operational colleagues to maintain quality, safety, and financial viability. Has weekend, overnight, and holiday responsibilities according to department needs.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
Denver Health physicians have an academic appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Housestaff and medical student teaching opportunities
4+ weeks vacation, plus 7 paid holidays and CME time off and allowance
Robust retirement package
Mission-driven organization with a dedicated team of colleagues
Conveniently located in Denver with access to abundant year-round outdoor recreational activities, 300 days of sunshine a year, the Rocky Mountains, family-friendly communities, excellent schools, and a thriving cultural scene downtown
1. Provide expert care, scholarly work, and training in their sub-specialty2. 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.3. 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.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.
Knowledge, Skills & 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.
* Doctorate Degree (Required) 1. Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent. 2. Board Certified.
* Physician (Required) 1. Medical license to practice in State of Colorado. 1. Medical license to practice in State of Colorado.
Main Campus - Pavilion A
Shift Varies Full time
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."
Internal Number: 743
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.