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Chief of Hematology Oncology
Facility: Davis Pavilion North, 700 Delaware St.  
Area of Interest: Physician Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 50473 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $0
Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years Mid-point: $0
Education Required: MD/DO Maximum: $0
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:


The Department of Medicine at Denver Health and the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSOM) are recruiting a chief of Hematology/Oncology to join Denver Health Medical Center.  This is an academic position that emphasizes patient care, housestaff and fellow training, and clinical research.  The DH program is fully integrated with the Division of Medical Oncology at UCSOM, including a shared fellowship program and clinical responsibilities.  An NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center with resources to foster research is based at UCSOM.
Caring for one-third of Denver’s population annually, Denver Health is uniquely positioned as an integrated healthcare system nationally recognized for its passion and commitment to providing exceptional care to the communities it serves.  Denver Health is considered a national model of an integrated urban safety net health care system that includes a 525 bed acute care hospital, with new adult and pediatric emergency departments, the 911 paramedic system, nine community health centers, 17 school-based clinics, the public health department, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, a 100 bed non-medical detoxification center, a dedicated psychiatric emergency service, correctional care facilities, the Rocky Mountain Center for the Medical response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics, and an HMO.  The Denver Health Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center has been recognized as a preeminent Level I Trauma Center, with one of the best trauma survival rates in the country.  

The Chief of Oncology will have oversight of all care delivered by the Division of Oncology at Denver Health and will provide overall strategic leadership of the Division.  He/She will have responsibility for strategic planning, clinical services, professional performance, business performance, medical education, and physician practice.  Developing relationships with key internal stakeholders is of particular importance.  Advancing a culture of excellence in oncology, the Chief will be dedicated to performance expectations, which provide for the highest quality patient care and consistency in clinical care standards, driven by patient safety requirements and clinical outcomes monitoring.  He/she will be responsible for the growth and advancement of research, scholarly activity and teaching excellence of the Division continuing to raise the bar on medical student and resident education and developing a stronger commitment to departmental research efforts. As an urban safety net health care system, Denver Health is particularly committed to clinical care and academic activity that advances health equity. Recruiting a Chief of Oncology with interest and experience in cancer care for underserved populations is a high priority.

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
•High quality of life
•Academic affiliations with the University of Colorado School of Medicine
•Teaching opportunities
•Competitive salary/benefits
•Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and 300+ days of sunshine.

Submit CV to:
Nicolette Burns, Provider Recruiter
Denver Health Medical Center
Nicolette.Burns@dhha.org
(303) 602-4992


Education: 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. New finishing residents generally are not expected to be Board Certified but should be Board Certified within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the office of Medical Administration.  

Experience:   Requirements will be determined on a position by position basis.    

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques.  Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment.  Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care. Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications. Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills. Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems. Performs 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.

Certificate/License/Registration:  Medical license to practice in State of Colorado. All physicians must be board certified within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the office of Medical Administration.  BLS/CPR. ACLS, PALS, or NRP as outlined in HR Principles and Practices #2-110 Appendix, Maintaining Licensures, Certifications, and Registrations.   All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.

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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