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Physician - Vascular Surgeon

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Physician - Vascular Surgeon to join our team!

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Department
General & Trauma Surgeons

Job Summary

Denver Health is recruiting a Vascular Surgeon to join our team! Physicians and surgeons diagnose illnesses, prescribe and administer treatment, and maintain appropriate follow up for people suffering from injury and/or disease. Physicians examine patients, obtain medical histories, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. Surgeons specialize in the treatment of injury, disease, and deformity through operations. This position is associated with a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

The Vascular Surgery Service at Denver Health performs over 200 operations annually, including trauma, emergent, urgent, and elective surgery. There is a wide range of vascular surgeries performed, including a mix of both endovascular and open vascular surgeries. The vascular surgery service also involves oversight of our vascular lab, which performs over 400 studies annually, and coordination of patient care with both interventional radiology and interventional cardiology, according to a standardized, shared triage schedule for endovascular cases.

The Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health is an internationally renowned, American College of Surgeons Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center, with over 3,000 patient evaluations annually. Among other services, the trauma center specializes in retrograde balloon occlusion of the aorta, complex pelvic fracture management and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. The Trauma Center is actively engaged in a number of research projects, and publishes over 200 peer reviewed articles annually.

The Denver Health Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a twenty-three-bed intensive care unit staffed by surgeons who are board certified in surgical critical care. Patient acuity is high and involves derangement of multiple organ system simultaneously. The SICU is the primary site for both our Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowships.

Denver Health serves as a satellite site for several fellowships, residency programs, and medical schools; education of residents is a core responsibility of our surgical faculty.

Benefits of practicing for Denver Health include:

---Competitive salary/benefits

---Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year

---Academic appointment with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

---Mission driven, compassionate care of an underserved patient population

Denver Health provides exemplary care for all, regardless of ability to pay and is a model for other safety net institutions across the nation. As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is Colorado's leading provider of undeserved care.

Responsibilities

1. Clinical responsibilities of this position include:

a. Attending on vascular surgery service, including outpatient clinics and coordination of care, inpatient service (primary and consultation patients), inpatient vascular surgery consults, and trauma, emergent, urgent, and elective vascular surgeries.

b. Participation in night and weekend endovascular and open vascular call.

c. Elective vascular surgery practice including elective clinics, operating room blocks, outreach, and program development.

d. Medical Director of the Vascular lab, including oversight of personnel, standard development and maintenance, and scheduling.

e. Surgical Director of the Vascular Surgery Center, including coordination and triage of shared outpatient and inpatient (non-trauma) cases with both interventional radiology and interventional cardiology.

f. Coordination with other services (e.g., trauma, obstetrics, renal) to develop robust relationships, practice management guidelines, and standard workflow for shared disease processes.

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.

8. Abide by the Medical Staff Bylaws and conduct oneself in a professional and collegial manner in all aspects of work. Abide by all hospital policies including timeliness of documentation, chart completion, and electronic medical record maintenance.

Essential Functions:

  • 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. (20%)
  • Focus on Superior Patient Care by
    ---practicing evidence-based, high-quality state-of-the art medicine;
    ---encourage increased patient understanding, involvement in care, and treatment decisions;
    ---achieve and maintain optimal patient access;
    ---insist on departmental focus on superior patient service; and 5) participate in or support education and research.
    (20%)
  • Collaborate on Care Delivery by
    ---including staff, other physicians and management in both service and patient care improvements;
    ---treat all members with respect;
    ---demonstrate the highest levels of ethical and professional conduct; and
    ---behave in a manner consistent with Denver Health goals.
    (20%)
  • Listen and Communicate by
    ---providing clinical information in a clear and timely manner;
    ---requesting information and resources needed to provide care consistent with Denver Health goals; and
    ---provide and accept feedback in a respectful manner from all staff.
    (20%)
  • Take Ownership by
    ---providing leadership to improve outcomes quality and service quality;
    ---work to ensure personal, departmental and organization compliance with all legal and educational requirements; and
    ---steadily improve the efficiency and economic aspects of your practice.
    (10%)
  • Quality Metrics.
    ---Focus on clinically relevant outcome measures;
    ---Change by embracing innovations to continuously improve patient care, service and organizational efficiency.
    (10%)

    Education:

    • Doctorate Degree Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent.

      Required and
    • Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate Program Board Certification or Board Eligibility in 1) General Surgery and 2) Vascular Surgery. Required

      Work Experience:
      • No work experience required.

        Licenses:
        • MD-Physician - State Medical Board Required and
        • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required and
        • ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support - AHA - American Heart Association Required and
        • ATLS-Advanced Trauma Life Support - ITLS - International Trauma Life Support Required and
        • PALS-Pediatric Advanced Life Support - AHA - American Heart Association Required

          Knowledge, Skills and 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.
          • Computer skills required.
          • Computer skills preferred.

            Shift

            Work Type
            Regular

            Salary
            $344,300.00 - $450,900.00 / yr

            Benefits
            • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
            • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
            • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
            • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
            • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
            • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
            • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
            • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
            • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer

              Our Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • Transparency

                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, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

                As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

                Located near 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 values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit: https://www.denverhealth.org/for-professionals/careers/diversity-and-inclusion

Keywords: Denver Health, Denver , Physician - Vascular Surgeon, Healthcare , Denver, Colorado

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