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Hospitalist-ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders
Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.  
Area of Interest: Physician Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 51580 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $0
Experience Required: Not Indicated Mid-point: $0
Education Required: MD/DO Maximum: $0
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:


The Hospital Medicine Division at Denver Health and the Division of General Internal Medicine of the University of Colorado are recruiting for an Academic Hospitalist to join our team at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. This is an academic position with Professorship through the University of Colorado that emphasizes excellent patient care, resident education, quality improvement, and clinical research.

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health is the national Center of Excellence for medical stabilization of patients with severe malnutrition, often due to eating disorders. ACUTE was founded in its current form in 2008 specifically to provide definitive medical stabilization for adults whose eating disorders have become too critical to receive care safely even in inpatient or residential eating disorder facilities. We are the highest volume center in the country with multidisciplinary expertise in managing the medical complications of severe starvation.

ACUTE is in the Division of Hospital Medicine which encompasses a group of dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill hospitalized patients. The Hospitalists provide attending supervision of residents and medical students on the inpatient teaching services. Additional education opportunities are available through mentorship and precepting through the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Involvement in hospital medicine clinical research is a defined aspect of the job and protected time, mentorship and administrative support are provided to facilitate success in generating and publishing new knowledge. Denver Health is nationally recognized for its efforts in re-engineering its health care delivery system through the use of LEAN principles and the Hospital Medicine Division uses LEAN in their hospital medicine quality improvement initiatives.

Physicians interested should submit CV's to Nicolette Burns  nicolette.burns@dhha.org


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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