OBGYN Staff Physician

Employer
Denver Health Medical Center
Location
Denver, Colorado
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 12, 2022
Ref
2071628
Specialty
Obstetrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM) are recruiting for a physician in general Obstetrics and Gynecology to join our team at Denver Health Medical Center. The successful physician will provide direct patient care and attending supervision of residents and medical students on the inpatient and outpatient obstetrics and gynecology services, including night and weekend in house call.  The successful candidate must be eligible or ABOG certified and will also have an academic appointment at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor level at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Involvement in clinical research is a defined aspect of the job and protected time, mentorship and administrative support are available. Spanish fluency is preferred but not required. Candidate must have an active or be eligible to obtain Colorado medical license and be eligible for privileges at Denver Health Medical Center.

Denver Health delivers care to a diverse patient population. Denver Health provides healthcare services to over 210,000 unique patients, 60% of which are from diverse and varied backgrounds. The women served by the OB-GYN Department speak over 23 different languages, most commonly Spanish. Denver Health provides care for a large refugee population and is a center of excellence for the LGBTQ+ population. Our OB-GYN providers are actively involved in culturally sensitive care specific to the individual’s needs.

The Department of OB-GYN delivers an integrated service model and offers seamless transitions between the outpatient sites and the hospital. Denver Health provides ~40,000 prenatal visits per year done at 11 clinic sites. The prenatal visits are performed by OB-GYN physicians, Certified Nurse-Midwives, women’s health Nurse Practitioners, Family Medicine Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers, who work collaboratively to deliver the right care for each patient. Denver Health has a high risk obstetrical service that accepts referrals from clinics outside our Denver Health network. There are approximately 3400 deliveries per year, which is ~1/3 of the deliveries of Denver residents.

The Gynecology Service cares for 1/3 of the women in Denver. This translates into 18,000 visits per year and ~800 surgeries per year. Denver Health offers comprehensive women’s healthcare services involving multidisciplinary teams, which include gynecologic oncology and gender affirmation services.

There are three dedicated Obstetrics and Gynecology clinics in the Denver Health system. Women’s Care Clinic, located on the main campus, saw 42,000 patient visits last year. Eastside Women’s Clinic and Westside Women’s Clinic are located in neighborhoods with high concentrations of the patients we serve. These clinics did 7,500 and 11,000 visits respectively last year.

In order to serve our patient population, the Departments of Family Medicine and OB-GYN have a long history of working collaboratively to provide outstanding women’s health care needs in both the inpatient and outpatient venues. The collaboration extends into academic activities, such as residency training, research and quality improvement projects.

Denver Health is formally affiliated with the University of Colorado, School of Medicine where all faculty have full-time academic appointments. Denver Health is an essential teaching site for the School of Medicine. OB-GYN residents do approximately 1/3 of their clinical work at Denver Health. The Department serves additional learners – family medicine residents, emergency medicine residents, medical students, nurse-midwife students, psychology interns, and nurse practitioner students.

Denver Health believes the best way to know how to take care of women’s health needs is through research. The OB-GYN team has a strong infrastructure for clinical research and it currently has multiple funded studies.

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:

  • Academic affiliations with the University of Colorado
  • Resident and medical student teaching opportunities
  • 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 
  • Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare organization and is a model for other safety net institutions across the nation.

Physicians interested in this position should submit CV and cover letter to: 
Aaron Ortiz, Manager, Provider Recruitment 
Aaron.Ortiz@dhha.org 
(303) 602-4992

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, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of 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 is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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