Denver Health is recruiting a Medical Director for ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders.
The Medical Director of ACUTE is responsible for the ongoing coordination and oversight of the medical services provided to our eating disorders patients at Denver Health's ACUTE. This includes medical oversight, patient care, multidisciplinary staffing, faculty development, clinical outreach, and coordination and communication between Denver Health and the Eating Recovery Center (ERC), with whom the Center is co-managed. The position is dedicated to 50% protected time and effort for Division administration and outreach. The remainder of the role is dedicated to either direct clinical care or other funded work (research or other external funding). The position will report directly to Denver Health's Chief Medical Officer, with administrative reporting to ACUTE's Joint Management Committee (JMC), a 5-member committee comprised of members from ERC and DHHA. He/she will have an academic reporting relationship to the relevant University of Colorado School of Medicine Department Chair exclusively for academic roles and responsibilities.
* Ensure all patients being treated at ACUTE receive appropriate medical care. The Medical Director will take direct responsibility for ensuring all patients undergoing treatment meet clinical and insurance prerequisites according to existing clinical care standards and guidelines.* Facilitate communication between Denver Health and the Eating Recovery Center* Ensure the highest standard of care across Denver Health for all eating disorders patients through the creation and implementation of evidence-based clinical care guidelines and policies surrounding the care of eating disorders patients. * Represent ACUTE at local, state and national conferences, generally involving 4-5 days per month of travel time * Oversee research and quality improvement initiatives for ACUTE patients. The Medical Director will be involved in design and performance of research and quality improvement projects to steadily increase the quality of care. * Support and oversight of faculty, provide consultation with the team on difficult cases as needed* The Medical Director shall meet with the CMO monthly to review quality of care, financial performance, academic productivity, and patient satisfaction for the Department. The Medical Director is also encouraged to attend Directors of Service meetings regularly.* Responsible for recruitment, onboarding, management, and retention of clinical staff on ACUTE* For direct reports, perform an annual evaluation that provides feedback, guidance, and mentoring for staff reporting directly to him/her* Maintain a continuing review of the professional performance of all practitioners with clinical privileges on ACUTE * Manage academic initiatives on acute, responsible and accountable for the academic performance and productivity of faculty* Promote teamwork both within a department and between/among other departments in all aspects of academic and clinical functions.* Clinical role model and leader of the department who acts collaboratively and makes decisions based on sound ethics and what will bring the greatest benefit to ACUTE and the overall institution* Responsible for financial stewardship of the department. Authorizes expenditures from departmental funds consistent with all institutional guidelines and practices.* Ensure compliance with the Bylaws of the Medical Staff of Denver Health, including appropriate documentation of patient care and chart completion. * Follow Denver Health policies and procedures* Maintains license and certifications required for the duties of the job* Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques.* Ability to effectively lead and direct clinical services while providing quality medical care. * Ability to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications. * Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills. * Ability to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems. * Perform duties 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. Computers and Technology* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.* EPIC experience preferred.
* Doctorate Degree (Required) * Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent. Equivalent training for those Physicians who are not U.S. residency trained. * Certification in eating disorders preferred.
Typically five or more years caring for eating disorders patients. Associate Professor rank or higher. * Leadership experience desired.
* Physician (Required) * Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent. * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
Interested physicians should apply online and submit CV/Cover Letter to: Katie Youll, Provider Recruitment firstname.lastname@example.org Location
Main Campus - Pavilion M
Work Type Full time
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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.
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