Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) is recruiting for an intermittent Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our advanced practitioner team in the Department of Pediatrics, Level I (Well Baby) Nursery. This position, under general supervision, provides care of infants in the Level I (Well Baby) Nursery, including admission and discharge assessments as well as on-going management and discharge planning. Functions as Advanced Care Provider support for residents and students. Provides teaching and procedural assistance for residents and students. Performs a range of minor procedures commonly performed in the Level I nursery. Performs administrative support functions as required. This is an intermittent, weekend-only position.
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae to:
Graduation from an accredited educational program for Physician Assistants and successful completion of certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing and successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program.
One year clinical experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of medical principals and procedures. Skill in performing physical exams and in formulation of assessments and treatment plans.. Ability to order appropriate diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosis. Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of medications. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment. Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations. Desire to enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and review of current literature. Knowledge and accountability for department's productivity, efficiency and financial viability. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other internal and external team members. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form. Ability to contribute to the development of staff by identifying learning needs and assisting with those needs.
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR. Licensed by the State of Colorado as a Physician Assistant; must register supervising physician upon assignment with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiner’s. OR Certification by a national certifying body approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing, with current registration with the Colorado Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Registry. Provisional or Full Prescriptive Authority, if eligible. Advance Practice Nurses without Provisional Prescriptive Authority must be actively working towards obtaining Provisional Prescriptive Authority within five years from date of hire. Advance Practice Nurses with Provisional Prescriptive Authority must be actively working towards Full Prescriptive Authority within five years after provisional authority is granted. 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: NRP, PALS, ACLS). All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One in three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians as well.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health has pr...ovided billions of dollars in uncompensated care. Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation.
Denver Health Mission:
Provide access to the highest quality health care, whether for prevention, or acute and chronic diseases, regardless of ability to pay;
Provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region;
Fulfill public health functions as dictated by the Denver Charter and the needs of the citizens of Denver;
Provide health education for patients;
Participate in the education of the next generation of health care professionals; and
Engage in research, which enhances our ability to meet the health care needs of Denver Health system patients
Denver Health Vision:
To be the healthiest community in the United States.
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Our values are centered on Trust, Respect and Excellence and we strive to put the patient at the center of everything we do:
We promise to treat patients, visitors and each other with courtesy, dignity and respect.
We promise to solve problems through teamwork and good communication.
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We promise to use our time, talent and resources responsibly and effectively.
We promise to do what’s right.
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