Chief Academic Hospitalist Opportunity

The Hospital Medicine Division at Denver Health and the Division of Hospital Medicine of the University of Colorado are recruiting for a Division Chief to join our Academic Hospitalist team at Denver Health. This is an academic position with administrative oversight that emphasizes excellent patient care, resident and medical student education, quality improvement and clinical research.

About the Position

The Division of Hospital Medicine is a group of dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill hospitalized patients.

Denver Health Hospitalists also participate in other novel specialties and services of the division such as our ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders program, procedure service, consultative services, observation unit, and our emergency department triage team.

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. Successful candidates will have the leadership skills needed to lead a group of over 40 hospitalists and academic experience commensurate with a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, preferably at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

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.