Breast Imaging Radiologist

Denver, CO
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 21, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

Denver Health, the premier safety net institution for the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is seeking a staff Breast Imaging Radiologist. Denver Health aims for a world-class breast imaging division focused on delivering efficient, productive, and cutting-edge clinical care; a robust and growing educational program for students, residents, and fellows; and a research portfolio focused on collaboration with others inside and outside the Department.

The organization

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health provides the full spectrum of medical services from primary to oncologic care. Serving one third of the city of Denver, as well as patients from outside Denver, Denver Health provides primary care services via a citywide network of community health centers, school-based health clinics, and a soon-to-open 7-story 293,000 square foot outpatient medical center. Inpatient services are housed in multiple campus buildings with 555 adult, pediatric, and OB/GYN beds. Denver Health’s Emergency Medicine program is nationally renowned, with over 120,000 patient visits per year, and with a nationally recognized stand-alone emergency medicine residency. Denver Health’s Level 1 Trauma Center is one of the world’s leading trauma centers and has amongst the highest survival rates in the country.

The Breast Imaging section is relocating to the new outpatient pavilion in spring of 2021. This state-of-the-art facility includes a full complement of mammography equipment including a fleet of new 3D Hologic Dimensions Mammography units, Hologic Affirm Prone and Upright Breast Biopsy systems, and all new ultrasound equipment. Breast MRIs will be performed on brand new Siemens Magnetom MRI units also located in the outpatient center. The breast imaging area is over 9000 sq ft of meticulously designed space centered on patient comfort and privacy as well as staff efficiency. The breast imaging facilities share a floor with the associated surgical and medical services providing care to breast cancer patients.

Denver Health is committed to serving all patients, regardless of the ability to pay, and caring for the underserved is part of the Denver Health mission. There are endless possibilities for the division to create, build, and sustain screening and diagnostic imaging services that optimize care for vulnerable populations.

Denver Health is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. All faculty at Denver Health have University appointments and are valued participants in University and Department of Radiology functions. Faculty have access to the academic and cultural resources of Denver Health, the University, and other affiliate institutions.

Position Summary

Denver Health, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is seeking a fellowship-trained, Breast Imager to join the breast imaging division at the level of an Assistant, Associate, or full-Professor, depending on the level of experience. The ideal candidate will have a record of clinical excellence, strong teaching abilities, and scholarly interests.

The candidate being sought will participate in the delivery of the full spectrum of breast imaging services, including tomosynthesis and breast MRI. In addition to the breast imaging services currently offered, Denver Health seeks to continuously improve and innovate, including expanding and advancing our breast MR service line. Opportunities for growth include the option to build in AI workflows and newer cutting edge imaging techniques.

Denver Health breast imagers participate in the education of University of Colorado medical students, radiology and IR/DR residents, and fellows. There is a strong desire to continue to expand our educational offerings for students and trainees.

The Department values patient-centered care and a highly collaborative work environment. There is a strong working relationship with surgery, oncology, primary care and other services.

Candidate Qualifications: 

Education/Academic Credentials

  • M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent medical degree; board certification in Radiology; fellowship training and/or extensive experience in breast imaging including breast MRI and tomosynthesis preferred; eligibility for licensure in Colorado
  • The ability to be appointed at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending on experience. Experience/aspirations toward having a local and/or national reputation of clinical excellence, teaching, and scholarly excellence is preferred.
  • Participation in national societies and organizations is preferred. The Department and institution will support participation with societies, particularly when focused on faculty development and providing service.

Position Details, Salary, and Benefits

Breast imaging salaries are highly competitive. Denver Health offers full benefits, including an attractive 401(a) Social Security replacement savings program, a 457(b) retirement savings program, and employer matching contributions. Full details are available online and from human resources.

Dedicated academic funds cover licensing fees, Board MOC fees, conference attendance, and other academic needs are provided.

Procedure for Candidacy

All candidates will need to submit an application through the Denver Health HR website or candidates can email in a cover letter and CV. If emailing, please send a CV and cover letter to David.Naeger@ and aaron.ortiz@ All successful received CV/cover letters will result in an email confirmation. 

Nominations of others, expressions of initial interest, or questions can be submitted to Denver Health’s Director of Radiology and/or Denver Health’s Manager of Provider Recruitment. All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence.

David M. Naeger, MD
Director of Radiology, Denver Health
Professor and Vice Chair, University of Colorado SOM Department of Radiology

Aaron Ortiz
Manager, Provider Recruitment

Interviews will proceed over the first part of 2021 with an intended start at the candidate’s convenience, though ideally in late spring or early summer of 2021. Interviews will be conducted remotely, with no required travel, though an optional in-person visit may be considered depending on the candidate’s interest, local laws and regulations, institutional policies, the status of new Covid-19 infections, and other factors.

References will be checked before selecting a final candidate, though reference checking occurs later in the process and will proceed after discussing with the candidate(s) first.

Denver Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Minimum Requirements:

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.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

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