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Emergency Medicine Physician (Medical Director of Adult ED and Associate Director of EM)
Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.  
Area of Interest: Physician Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 50169 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $
Experience Required: Not Indicated Mid-point: $
Education Required: MD/DO Maximum: $
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:


The Department of Emergency Medicine of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority is recruiting an energetic and talented emergency physician to be Medical Director of the Adult Emergency Department.

A major academic affiliate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver Health is the academic safety net health care system for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. More than 120,000 patients are seen annually in our adult emergency department, pediatric ED and urgent care, and adult urgent care center. The Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine has operated continuously since 1974 and trains 68 residents in a PGY 1-4 format.

A level one trauma center, the adult ED encompasses 38 dedicated acute treatment spaces and a 9-bed ED observation unit. Approximately 58,000 patients were treated last year, with a 25% admission rate; more than 60% of Denver Health’s admissions come from the ED. Staffing is provided by board-certified emergency physicians, PGY 1- 4 residents, emergency medicine subspecialty fellows, and a cadre of outstanding Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Nursing leadership is well-established and the relationship is close and highly collaborative.

The Adult Emergency Department Medical Director is responsible for the daily operations of the adult ED, including being the key liaison with all Denver Health departments and support services, the quality and safety program, and process improvement initiatives. The ED Medical Director reports to the Vice Chair and Director of Service, Department of Emergency Medicine. This position is 60% clinical, 40% administrative. All faculty physicians contribute to the patient care, educational, and research missions of the department and have faculty appointments at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

The ideal candidate is an experienced, highly skilled clinician with a strong background in ED operations and quality, excellent leadership, teaching and communications skills, and a passion for innovation and data-driven systems improvement. Successful previous experience analyzing organizational performance and designing and leading positive organizational change is strongly desired. Board certification in emergency medicine is required. This position is available immediately, and applications are currently being accepted.

Applicants should submit CV and cover letter to:
Aaron Ortiz, Manager Provider Recruitment
aaron.ortiz@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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