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Director of Radiology
Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.  
Area of Interest: Physician Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 51042 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $
Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years Mid-point: $
Education Required: Not Indicated Maximum: $
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:

Denver Health, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, is seeking a clinically skilled and experienced leader, educator, manager, and communicator for the position of Director of Service for Radiology at Denver Health.

The Director of Service (DOS) will have oversight of all care delivered by the Department of Radiology at Denver Health and will provide overall leadership.  The DOS will be responsible for strategic planning, clinical services, professional performance, business performance, and medical education for the department. 

Denver Health is affiliated with the University of Colorado, School of Medicine (CU-SOM). Denver Health faculty has full-time academic appointments.  The DOS has primary responsibility for all aspects of the scholarly and educational programs at the Denver Health Medical Center and collaborates with CU-SOM in meeting our joint missions. The new DOS must have a passion for providing outstanding care to the underserved, a desire to improve systems and processes to maximize efficiency, the leadership to engage staff at all levels, and an enduring commitment to training the next generation of physicians.

The Organization

Denver Health ( is nationally recognized for its mission and the delivery of a broad spectrum of services for the screening, diagnosis of acute/chronic diseases as well as emergent/trauma injuries.  Founded on the banks of Cherry Creek, Denver Health was established in 1860 and reflects the historical mission of our nation’s public safety net hospitals to serve the community irrespective of their ability to pay for services.  This healthcare system has been caring for the people of Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region ever since.  As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care.  Nationally, Denver Health is held up as a model for other safety net institutions as an integrated, efficient, high-quality healthcare system.

In 2020, Denver Health is scheduled to open a Comprehensive Outpatient Medical Center.  This state-of-the-art patient-centered medical complex will be a significant expansion on Denver Health’s main campus.  The Center will also provide an expansion of outpatient radiology services, including –PET-CT, CT,  two new MRI units (one 3T), ultrasound, radiography, fluoroscopy, bone densitometry, and a new breast imaging center located adjacent to the breast surgery clinic.

Position Summary

The Director of Service (DOS) for Radiology at Denver Health will be a senior faculty member, have a reputation of excellence in clinical care, teaching, mentoring, and scholarship. He/she will have responsibility for strategic planning, clinical services, professional performance, business performance, regulatory compliance, medical education, physician practice, and departmental culture.  The DOS will have oversight of all care delivered in the Department of Radiology at Denver Health, including the following services: Bone Densitometry (DXA), Breast Imaging - Computed Tomography (CT), Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology (IR), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound (US). The DOS will provide overall strategic leadership of Radiologists, the Administrative Director of Radiology, and all support staff who serve patients through radiologic services, including contracted service providers.

The DOS will report to the Chief Medical Officer, Denver Health.  He/she will have a matrixed reporting relationship to the Chair of Radiology at the CU-SOM exclusively for academic roles and responsibilities.

DOS Direct Reports:

    • Administrative Director of Radiology
    • Associate Director of Radiology
    • Radiologists
    • Medical Physicist-Radiation Safety Officer
    • Administrative Assistant to the DOS

Candidate Qualifications

Education/Academic Credentials

    • Doctor of Medicine from an accredited school of medicine; Board Certification in radiology discipline and eligibility for licensure in Colorado are required.
    • Academic credentials ideally qualified 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.


    • Demonstrated success within an academic radiology department. A track record of delivering strong results in mission-driven organizations, –preferably those serving vulnerable and Medicaid populations.
    • Demonstrated ability to grow revenues, meet budgets, measure and improve outcomes and take appropriate business risks to achieve goals.
    • A history of academic excellence in education and scholarly work.

Preferred Professional Experience

    • Demonstrated leadership achievement in a busy high-performing department.
    • A strong record as a respected radiologist.
    • Experience in increasing service excellence in a radiology department.

All interested job seekers are asked to apply directly. If you are a staffing company or a search firm, we ask that you do not solicit any applicants or job seekers resumes to Denver Health.

Procedure for Candidacy:

Nominations, expressions of interest should be submitted electronically to Chair of the search committee:

Dr. Katie Bakes, Clinical Director of Community Affairs and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. or 720-341-8237 (cell phone). 

All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence.

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: 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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