Associate Medical Director for the Adult Emergency Department

Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado
Nov 04, 2021
Nov 04, 2022
Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health is recruiting an Associate Medical Director for the Adult Emergency Department. This academic position will be responsible for assisting in the operations and leadership of a 57-bed Adult Emergency Department at the only Level-1 trauma for the city and County of Denver CO. This ED also serves as the main clinical site of a four-year emergency medicine residency, the only EM training program in Colorado. Specific operational responsibilities include working with nursing leadership to co-lead ED patient experience initiatives and support other process improvement initiatives. Clinical responsibilities include work in the Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments, as well as periodic clinical oversight of the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU).

The emergency department (ED) at Denver Health includes a 57-bed adult ED with an additional 19-bed pediatric ED and urgent care, and an adjacent 23-bed clinical decision unit. With a combined annual census of more than 100,000 patients, the ED at Denver Health is the second busiest in Colorado and home to the Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health, the primary trauma referral center for the Rocky Mountain Region. Additionally, the acuity managed by the adult ED is high, with a 25% admission rate. Staffing in the adult and pediatric EDs is provided by board-certified emergency physicians, PGY 1- 4 residents, emergency medicine subspecialty fellows, and advanced practice providers. Strong and extremely collaborative relationships exist among physicians, advanced practice providers, nursing, and consultative services.

Denver Health is nationally recognized for being an integrated anchor institution, including an acute-care hospital, a network of community health centers, a city and county public health department, and a regional poison center. As a department and institution, we are profoundly committed to diversity of thought and our workforce. Faculty must be passionate about serving our diverse patient population and providing them with the best care. To achieve this, we dedicate significant resources as a team to incorporate cultural responsiveness, equity, and inclusion into every aspect of our work.

As a major academic affiliate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and sponsoring institution for the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, all faculty contribute to our missions of patient care, educational, research, and professional development. Faculty hold appointments in the School of Medicine. ultimately report to the Director of Service for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health, and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated clinical and non-clinical leadership achievement in a busy high-performing department. The candidate should be committed to serving our patient population and have a passion for innovation and scholarship. Operational/administrative fellowship and an academic track record are preferred but not necessary to apply. Board eligibility or certification in emergency medicine is required.

Please apply by submitting your CV with a cover letter indicating your interest and highlighting your intended contributions to our efforts to diversify our thoughts and workforce. Submissions can be sent to:

Aaron Ortiz, Manager, Provider Recruitment ( and Kassie Barta (, administrative support for our departmental recruitment efforts.

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