The Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health is recruiting a full-time academic emergency physician to advance and grow the academic mission of our Department. Preference will be given to faculty who have a dedicated interest, and track record of accomplishment, that aligns with our clinical, research, education, and social emergency medicine missions . Faculty are expected to be highly motivated and engaged academicians, robustly contributing to and aligned with our departmental mission of 'Serving Our Patients and Leading Our Specialty.' As such, our recruitment will place a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration.
This faculty position will report directly to the Director of Service for Emergency Medicine at Denver Health. As a full-time academic faculty position, based at the sponsoring institution for the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, there will be a heavy emphasis and expectations of scholarship/research, teaching and education. All faculty are expected to contribute and promote in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
The emergency department (ED) at Denver Health includes a 44-bed adult ED with an additional 13-bed adult fast track (opening July 2021), and a 19-bed pediatric ED and urgent care. A new 23-bed CDU providing observation medicine also opens in July 2021. With a combined annual census of more than 100,000 patients from highly diverse culture 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), and the home institution for the best-in-class Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine. All faculty ultimately report to the Director of Service for Emergency Medicine at Denver Health, contributing to the mission of patient care, educational, research, and professional development, and have meaningful responsibilities and faculty appointments in the 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 of thought and 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 responsiveness, 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.
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.
Computers and Technology
1.Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite required.
2.EPIC experience preferred.
Certificates, Licenses and Registration
1.Medical license to practice in State of Colorado.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities
Please apply online and by also submitting your CV with a cover letter indicating your interest and highlighting your intended contributions to our efforts to diversify our thoughts and workforce. Submissions can be sent to:
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.