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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Denver Health Southwest Urgent Care)
Facility: Southwest Family Health Center, 1339 S. Federal Bl  
Area of Interest: Advanced Care Provider Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 50442 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $
Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years Mid-point: $
Education Required: Masters Degree Maximum: $
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:

Denver Health and Hospital Authority is recruiting for a full-time Advance Care Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) for the Denver Health Southwest Urgent Care Clinic located ten minutes from Downtown Denver, CO.  The successful candidate will be required to have a minimum of one year of experience as a NP or PA in a emergency room or urgent care setting. Responsibilities will include diagnosis and treatment of an array of pediatric and adult illness and injuries, ordering and interpreting diagnostic testing based upon evidenced based medicine and clinical practice guidelines, and procedures may include suturing, x-ray, EKGs, etc.

Schedule: Southwest Urgent Care is open Monday – Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.  The provider will work three 12 hour shifts per week and one weekend out of every four weekends (two 8 hour shifts).  The successful applicant will be joining a diverse team of 6 providers in the urgent care setting and a larger primary care team in the Southwest Health Center of 20+ providers.

Denver Health is a fully integrated network of 9 community health centers, 17 school-based clinics, and a Level I 525-licensed bed hospital with a mission of providing access to quality preventive, acute, and chronic health care for all citizens of Denver, regardless of ability to pay. Denver Health is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and serves as a training site for medical residents and fellows.  The successful applicant will also have a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado at a rank commiserate with previous experience.

Providers interested in practicing and teaching urgent care in a dynamic, state-of-the-art health care delivery system are encouraged to apply. In addition to full scope primary/urgent care, responsibilities may also include supervision of trainees and clinical research. Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay.

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
•Opportunity to work with residents, APP and medical students
•4+ weeks vacation, plus 7 paid holidays, and CME time off and allowance
•Loan repayment possible ($50-$90K) via the NHSC/CHSC programs  
•Robust retirement package
•Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, great schools, family-friendly neighborhoods, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year

Providers interested in Urgent Care opportunities at Denver Health should submit CV online.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing and successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program. Masters preferred.   

Experience: One year related clinical experience preferred.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Knowledge of medical principals, procedures and community resources. Skill in eliciting history from patients, performing physical exams and formulating assessments of and treatment plans for patients. Ordering appropriate diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosis. Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of medications. Skill in utilizing the principles and practices of effective and persuasive communication to elicit information, negotiate problem resolution, and/or garner support for various programs or policies. Skill in obtaining information from patients, calming and reassuring patients and motivating patients to accept treatments. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment. Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations. Ability to prepare accurate reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.

Certificate/License/Registration: Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR. Certification by a national certifying body approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing, Current registration with the Colorado Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Registry. Provisional or Full Prescriptive Authority, if eligible. Advance Practice Nurses without Provisional Prescriptive Authority must be actively working towards obtaining Provisional Prescriptive Authority within five years from date of hire. Advance Practice Nurses with Provisional Prescriptive Authority must be actively working towards Full Prescriptive Authority within five years after provisional authority is granted. Depending on the needs of the assigned area incumbents in this job title may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas.     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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