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Chief of Interventional Radiology
Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.  
Area of Interest: Physician Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 54793 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $
Experience Required: Not Indicated Mid-point: $
Education Required: MD/DO Maximum: $
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:


Denver Health, the premier Level I trauma center for the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is seeking a Chief of Interventional Radiology. We are seeking a skilled, visionary, and impactful interventional radiologist to define and execute a vision for a world class IR service. Responsibilities include growing an efficient, productive, cutting-edge clinical service; nurturing a robust and growing educational program for students, residents, and fellows; and spearheading a research portfolio for the section including clinical, health care delivery, and /or basic science research.  

 

The organization

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. Denver Health’s Level 1 Trauma Center, in particular, is one of the world’s leading trauma centers and has amongst the highest survival rates in the country. The trauma center sees 18,000 patients annually, 2700 of whom are admitted, and many of whom arrive as transfers from any one of 60 regional hospitals. The trauma service is extraordinarily academically productive with millions in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and United States Department of Defense (DoD). The seminal text “Trauma” was authored by Denver Health faculty. 

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health provides the full spectrum of medical services from primary to oncologic care. Serving one third of the city of Denver, as well as patients from outside Denver, Denver Health provides primary care services via a citywide network of community health centers, school-based health clinics, and is now in the middle of building a 6-story 293,000 square foot outpatient medical center. Inpatient services are housed in multiple campus buildings with 555 pediatric, adult, and OB/GYN beds. Denver Health is committed to serving all patients, regardless of the ability to pay. 

Denver Health is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. All faculty at Denver Health have University appointments, and some also deliver care at the University campus as well. Faculty have access to the academic and cultural resources of Denver Health and the University.

 

Position Summary

The Chief of Interventional Radiology will be a nationally known leader in the field of interventional radiology, one capable of vision setting and execution. She or he will have a personal reputation for excellent in clinical care, teaching, mentoring, and scholarship. As Chief of IR, this leader will execute on the three essential missions of this academic, mission-driven department: 

Clinically, the Chief will ensure the service is productive, efficient, cutting-edge, and collaborative. We aim for continuous service improvements, patient satisfaction, and a strong reputation for meeting the patients’ and the institution’s needs. The Chief will collaborate with executive leadership, department heads, and division leads to develop new services, build referrals, and innovate. As a premiere Level I Trauma center, the Chief will ensure a strong IR presence in the full spectrum of care for trauma patients. A superb working relationship with trauma surgery, other surgical subfields, and emergency medicine is expected. The Chief will set the vision for building the more clinical aspects of the service including an interventional radiology clinic, an IR consulting service, and rounding and/or admitting service, depending on needs identified. 

Educationally, the Chief will define goals for developing a world class educational environment. The department aims to have robust programs for University of Colorado medical students, including shadowing programs, junior and senior student rotations, and participation in longitudinal integrated clerkships. Denver Health is already one of the most highly-rated sites for student and trainee education, and Interventional Radiology should be no exception. University of Colorado Radiology residents rotate through the Denver Health interventional radiology service, and we would eagerly support expanding the rotational offerings and number of trainees. Interventional radiology fellows rotate to Denver Health and there are opportunities to expand here as well. Developing a large and robust educational program that is a model for IR nationally is the goal, ideally one that attracts visiting students/trainees due to its national reputation. 

In the research realm, the opportunities for the IR section abound. As a national leader in trauma care, there are ample opportunities to publish and speak on the innovative programs and procedures occurring at Denver Health. Collaboration with the highly productive trauma group is an immense opportunity. Denver Health and the University Colorado are also able to provide basic science research resources for physicians interested. The Chief is expected to be academically productive with a focus on educational, operational, clinical research, or basic science scholarship (depending on the candidate’s interest or background). The Chief is also expected develop and support her or his team in their scholarly endeavors and help set the scholarly vision for the section. Enlisting students and residents in academic endeavors is highly encouraged. 

Overall, the Chief must have the ability to engage and inspire others, including physician colleagues, department staff, and others throughout the institution. 


Reporting Structure

The Chief will report directly to the Director of Service of Denver Health’s Radiology Department. The Department benefits from extensive administrative support, including the interventional radiology service. The lead IR technologist and the radiology nursing supervisor will have dotted line reporting to the Chief. All radiology and interventional radiology support staff report within the Department, not to an external hierarchy, so there is alignment of the staff and faculty towards the goals of the Department. 

The Chief will participate in the hiring and ongoing evaluation of all interventional radiologists and IR support staff.

 

Candidate Qualifications:   

Education/Academic Credentials

  • M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent medical degree; board certification in Radiology; fellowship training and certification/certification eligibility in Interventional Radiology; eligibility for licensure in Colorado
  • Academic credentials highly preferable to be appointed to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor of Radiology; have a demonstrated local and national reputation of excellence in scholarship, teaching/mentoring, and clinical care. 

Experience

  • Demonstrated success within an academically oriented radiology department.
  • A track record of delivering strong results in mission-driven organizations, including demonstrated ability to grow clinical volumes, meet budgets, measure and improve outcomes, and optimize throughput and clinical efficiency
  • A history of academic excellence in education and scholarly work.
  • Participation in national societies and organizations, preferably with service commitments and experience in local, national, or international speaking/teaching
  • Experience mentoring others, including junior faculty, trainees, and students

 

Position Details, Salary, and Benefits  

Interventional radiology salaries are highly competitive, and the Chief will also receive an administrative stipend. 

Denver Health offers full benefits, including an attractive 401(a) Social Security replacement savings program, a 457(b) retirement savings program, and employer matching contributions. Full details are available online and from human resources. 

The Chief will be supported with administrative (non-clinical) time, as well as academic non-clinical time commensurate with scholarly experience and qualifications. 

Dedicated academic funds cover licensing fees, Board MOC fees, conference attendance, and other academic needs.



Procedure for Candidacy

 

All candidates will need to submit a formal application through the Denver Health HR website. Those definitively interested are welcome to submit the required components online at any time.

 

Nominations of others, expressions of initial interest, or questions can be submitted to the Director of Service for the Radiology Department and the Manager of Provider Recruitment. All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence.

 

David M. Naeger, MD

Director of Radiology, Denver Health

Professor and Vice Chair, University of Colorado SOM Department of Radiology

David.Naeger@dhha.org

Aaron Ortiz
Manager, Provider Recruitment
aaron.ortiz@dhha.org

 

Interviews will proceed over the fall and winter of 2019 with an intended start date in early 2020, or at the candidate’s convenience.

References will be checked before selecting a final candidate, though reference checking occurs later in the process and will proceed after discussing with the candidates first. 

Denver Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

 


Education and Experience 1. Graduate of an approved medical school, and completion of an accredited residency program. 2. Board Certification in Radiology; eligibility for licensure in Colorado. 3. Additional training in leadership and management desirable. 4. Academic credentials highy preferable to be appointed to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor of Radiology; have a demonstrated local and national reputation of excellence in scholarship, teaching/mentoring, and clinical care. 5. Demonstrated success within an academically oriented radiology department. 6. A track record of delivering strong results in mission-driven organizations, including demonstrated ability to grow clinical volumes, meet budgets, measure and improve outcomes, and optimize throughput and clinical efficiency 7. A history of academic excellence in education and scholarly work. 8. Participation in national societies and organizations, preferably with service commitments and experience in local, national, or international speaking/teaching 9. Experience mentoring others, including junior faculty, trainees, and students 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. Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills. 5. Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems. 6. Performs in a tactful and professional manner. 7. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. 8. 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 1. Medical license to practice in State of Colorado. 2. Physician Board certified in professional medical discipline. 3. BLS/CPR, ACLS, PALS, or NRP as defined by Department of Radiology. Supervisory Responsibilities This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, coaching, supervision, fostering teamwork, training and development of one or more employees.

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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