Denver:Colorado-Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care (Denver Health)


Denver Health Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Physician Opportunity

The Department of General Internal Medicine at Denver Health is recruiting for a full time Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Physician to join our thriving medical practice at the Federico Peña Southwest Health Center. Our Patient Centered Medical Home is a Federally Qualified Health Center which consists of a group of talented and dedicated physicians and advanced practice providers, working in a team based care model, with medical assistants, nurses, social workers, patient navigators, integrated behavioral health, and addiction counselors. At Denver Health we are committed to making our community a healthy place to live, work, go to school, and raise a family by providing a complete spectrum of primary care services. We are dedicated to our missions – providing high-quality clinical care for all, educating the next generation of physicians, and contributing to an increased understanding of health through research. Our clinic is a part of a  fully integrated network of 10 community health centers, 18 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 School of Medicine and serves as the primary care training site for the University of Colorado Med-Peds residents.

The successful applicant will be joining a multi-disciplinary clinic with Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, and Med-Peds providers, including the Med-Peds residency Program Director, Associate Program Director, and residency Clinic Director. Emphasis will be placed on a record of high-quality medical and experience/career interest in medical education. Physicians interested in practicing and teaching primary care in a dynamic, state-of-the-art health care delivery system are encouraged to apply.

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:

  • Academic appointment at the University of Colorado
  • Resident clinic precepting opportunities (Med-Peds Clinic is Monday-Friday)
  • Interested faculty will have the potential to become a core faculty within residency training program
  • Many teaching and mentoring opportunities within the University of Colorado School of Medicine including FTE support for leadership positions
  • High quality of life with Monday-Friday hours
  • EPIC Electronic Medical Record
  • Inpatient attending opportunities for Internal Medicine and/or Pediatric inpatient teaching services
  • Outstanding loan repayment opportunities through the National Health Service Corps and Colorado Health Service Corps
  • Generous benefits including 4+ weeks paid time off, CME time and allowance, and robust retirement package
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Funds- $2500/year
  • DEA fee paid for by hospital

Responsibilities

  1. Evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide care to pediatric and adult patients with acute and chronic illnesses, including major and complicated, in a Federally Qualified Health Center setting.
  2. Provide preventative and therapeutic care for patients of all ages. This includes well child visits, health screenings, acute care, care of injured persons, management of chronic illnesses, and performance of routine outpatient procedures.
  3. Teach and supervise learners (medical students and residents) to provide care for patients in the ambulatory setting. Our affiliation with the University of Colorado and serving as the home clinics for the Med-Peds residency program creates many opportunities for teaching.
  4. Provide patient-centered reproductive and sexual health care services, to all genders.  Provide counseling on and prescribe or refer for a broad array of contraceptive methods including but not limited to IUDs, OCPs, implants, depo-progesterone, ring, emergency contraception, and condoms.
  5. Denver Health Ambulatory Care Services participates in the federally funded Title X family planning program.
  6. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge and interest in providing comprehensive and multi-disciplinary primary care services for pediatric and adult patients.
  2. Demonstrated history and interest of fostering an inclusive community, experience of working with diverse groups, and/or working towards health equity.
  3. Excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse patients, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  4. Has adequate knowledge and skill of general internal medicine and pediatric procedures as outlined in the Denver Health and Hospital Authority General Internal Medicine Clinical Privileges documentation.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
  6. Demonstrated history of positive collegial relations with colleagues, support staff, providers, administrators and patients.
     

Education/ Credentials   

  • Doctorate Degree (Required) Education: Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Program for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics.
  • Successful completion of an American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Pediatrics (or board eligible at the time of hire)
  • Physician (Required) Certificate/License/Registration: Medical license to practice in State of Colorado.
  • Basic Life Support Certification

Location(s)
Federico Peña Southwest Family Health Center

Shift
Days, potential to work 10-hour shifts


Work Type
Full time/Part time


All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Commitment to Diversity

Denver Health’s mission is to improve the health of our community by providing level one care for all. Having a staff that is diverse and inclusive enables us to understand and meet the needs of patients from a variety of backgrounds and is fundamental to our success and excellence. The recruitment department at Denver Health embraces and values different backgrounds, cultures, races, genders, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities, sexual orientations and other ways individuals identify themselves. Building a diverse workforce to serve and represent our community is one element central to providing the highest quality, patient-centered care.

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.”

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, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Public Health Institute, 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.

Providers interested in Med-Peds opportunities at Denver Health should apply online and submit CV and cover letter that outlines their interest in the position, previous experience and their previous work in advancing health equity in practice or training:

Aaron Ortiz, Sr. Physician Recruiter |  [email protected]

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