Are you someone who values making a positive impact on the health and life of those in need? Are you motivated to provide quality treatment to residents and visitors of the great city of Denver? If so, Denver Health is looking for you! We are looking for the best of the best to join our team. You are the heartbeat of our organization and your time will be spent in a collaborative environment with high quality resources and a leadership team committed to your success.
Denver Health is a nationally recognized model for integration of a safety-net acute-care hospital, a network of community health centers, a city and county public health department, and a regional poison center. Additionally, Denver Health is the major academic affiliate of the University Of Colorado School of Medicine.
The Endocrinology Physician Assistant or Nurse practitioner will provide direct clinical care for patient with endocrine conditions in the inpatient and outpatient settings. This person will work under the supervision of our Endocrinology Specialty Physicians and in close communication with the Division's multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient teams which include social work, care management, and nursing. Involvement in the educational training of future providers is also an option for interested providers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Determines and assesses the health status of patients by reviewing records, taking comprehensive medical histories, and performing physical examinations.
2. Monitors and evaluates medical condition of patient and under the supervision of a physician and in collaboration with other disciplines and standards of care or applying appropriate protocols, makes decisions regarding treatment changes. Coordinates care with outpatient primary care provider, primary inpatient team, and/or other specialized services as needed.
3.Orders and administers appropriate medications within the limits of the appropriate statutory limitations. Initiates or performs screenings and diagnostic tests.
4.Completes required documentation legibly, thoroughly and in a timely manner. Prepares and maintains complete and accurate charts, case files and records.
5.Participates in clinical education of healthcare students as seen fit by the supervising medical staff.
6.May be assigned to perform lead work and/or involvement in clinical coordination, health station management or responsibility for special projects which may encompass protocol development, management planning, scheduling and other administrative tasks as necessary to support practice environment.
7.Attends and participates in administrative staff meetings. Utilizes the principles and practices of effective communication to elicit information, negotiate problem resolution, and/or garner support for various programs or policies.
8.Follows established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Education and Experience
1.Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school of nursing and successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program or graduation from an accredited educational program for Physician Assistants and successful completion of certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant required. Masters preferred.
2.One year related clinical experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1.Knowledge of medical principles and procedures.
2.Knowledge of community resources for appropriate procedures.
3.Skill in eliciting history from patients, performing physical exams and formulating assessments of and treatment plans for patients.
4.Ordering appropriate diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosis.
5.Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of medications.
6.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.
7.Skill in obtaining information from patients, calming and reassuring patients and motivating patients to accept treatments.
8.Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment.
9.Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
10.Ability to prepare accurate reports.
11.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
Certificates, Licenses and Registration
1.Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification BLS/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, and Provisional or Full Prescriptive Authority.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.(examples: DEA, PALS, ACLS). All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Full time (.8 FTE) - Main Campus
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."
Internal Number: 3248
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.