ACUTE at Denver Health, the nation's only ICU-type medical stabilization unit for those patients with extreme forms of eating disorders, is recruiting a full-time hospitalist to join its acclaimed multidisciplinary treatment team. As the only Center of Excellence in the eating disorder field, ACUTE receives its admissions as air-ambulance transfers from medical hospitals or from eating disorder residential treatment centers after its determined that they are too medically fragile for those hospitals and treatment centers. ACUTE has been a well-established program for close to 20 years and has treated thousands of extreme patients since its inception and is proud to be honored by Anthem Health as the only Center of Excellence for the Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders . Housed in a brand new, 30 bed, telemetry unit, ACUTE is completely self-contained and does not have any other types of patients on its unit.
The ACUTE hospitalist functions as the primary caregiver providing medical oversight for the patients, with support from the ACUTE-based psychologists, clinical social workers, behavioral health technicians, registered dieticians, nurses, PT-OT staff, and psychiatrists. The hospitalists provide medical care seven days/week, typically work 13-14 10-hour shifts/month with occasional home call coverage, and are expected to partake in research and other scholarship activities on the unit. All ACUTE staff spend 100% of their clinical time on the ACUTE Unit at Denver Health Medical Center.
ACUTE is well-known for its prolific scholarly publications. The successful candidate will have an academic appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine commiserate with their academic status at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. There is an expectation for involvement in scholarship and research, with many opportunities to co-author papers and become involved with teaching residents from the University of Colorado. In addition, there will be support in achieving the "certification" designation for eating disorder professionals (CEDS), which is currently achieved by only a small number of hospitalists in the United States.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
*Academic appointment at the University of Colorado
*Resident and medical student teaching opportunities
*Generous benefits including 4+ weeks paid time off, CME time and allowance, and robust retirement package
*Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, great school, family-friendlycommunities, natural beauty, and 300+ days of sunshine per year
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Provide expert care, scholarly work, and training in their sub-speciality
2.Physicians at Denver Health are faculty members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine serve as teachers for students seeking clinical experience at Denver Health and provide education for post graduate medical trainees.
3.Focus on Superior Patient Care by 1) practicing evidence-based, high-quality state-of-the art medicine; 2) encourage increased patient understanding, involvement in care, and treatment decisions; 3) achieve and maintain optimal patient access; 4) insist on departmental focus on superior patient service; and 5) participate in or support education and research.
4.Collaborate on Care Delivery by 1) including staff, other physicians and management in both service and patient care improvements; 2) treat all members with respect; 3) demonstrate the highest levels of ethical and professional conduct; and 4) behave in a manner consistent with Denver Health goals.
5.Listen and Communicate by 1) providing clinical information in a clear and timely manner; 2) requesting information and resources needed to provide care consistent with Denver Health goals; and 3) provide and accept feedback in a respectful manner from all staff.
6.Take Ownership by 1) providing leadership to improve outcomes quality and service quality; 2) work to ensure personal, departmental and organization compliance with all legal and educational requirements; and 3) steadily improve the efficiency and economic aspects of your practice.
7.Quality Metrics. 1) Focus on clinically relevant outcome measures; 2) Change by embracing innovations to continuously improve patient care, service and organizational efficiency.
Educations and Experience
1.Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completion of Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent.
3.Prior extensive eating disorder experience not required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques.
2. Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment.
3. Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care.
4. Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications.
5. Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills.
6. Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems.
7. Performs in a tactful and professional manner.
8. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
9. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Computers and Technology
1.Computer skills required.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registration
1.Medical license to practice in state of Colorado.
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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.