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Academic Hospitalist - ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

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Aaron Ortiz, Physician Recruitment
Aaron.Ortiz@dhha.org
(303) 602-4992

The Hospital Medicine Division at Denver Health and the Division of General Internal Medicine of the University of Colorado are recruiting for an Academic Hospitalist to join our team at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. This is an academic position that emphasizes excellent patient care, resident and medical student education, quality improvement, and clinical research.

About the Position

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health is the national Center of Excellence for medical stabilization of patients with severe malnutrition, often due to eating disorders. ACUTE was founded in its current form in 2008 specifically to provide definitive medical stabilization for adults whose eating disorders have become too critical to receive care safely even in inpatient or residential eating disorder facilities. We are the highest volume center in the country with multidisciplinary expertise in managing the medical complications of severe starvation. The ACUTE Center is in the Division of Hospital Medicine which encompasses a group of dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill hospitalized patients.

The Hospitalists provide attending supervision of residents and medical students on the inpatient teaching services. Additional education opportunities are available through mentorship and precepting through the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Involvement in hospital medicine clinical research is a defined aspect of the job and protected time, mentorship and administrative support are provided to facilitate success in generating and publishing new knowledge.

Denver Health is nationally recognized for its efforts in re-engineering its health care delivery system through the use of LEAN principles and the Hospital Medicine Division uses LEAN in their hospital medicine quality improvement initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

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.