The Department of Orthopedics at Denver Health Medical Center is recruiting for a full-time Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgeon. The Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular service at Denver Health covers the comprehensive spectrum of complex upper extremity trauma including osseous stabilization, upper extremity revascularization, hand and digit replantation, rotational, and free-flap coverage of the extremities. The service provides 24/7 replantation call covering the greater Mountain West Region and also cares for complex peripheral nerve pathology including peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury treatment/reconstruction. Additionally, the division cares for adult and pediatric patients with congenital anomalies, sports-related injuries/rehabilitation, tendinopathy, soft tissue coverage, and arthritis. The service is academically productive in research and supports a micro-surgical laboratory offering ongoing surgical specialty courses as well as resident and fellow education.
The department of Orthopedic Surgery includes 16 surgeons and 8 APPs providing care in Orthopedic Trauma, Joint reconstructions, Sports surgery, Podiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in addition to hand and microvascular surgery.
With 525 licensed beds Denver Health Medical Center is one of the state's busiest Level-1 trauma hospitals with more than 26,000 admissions annually. DHHA was recently recognized by the University Hospital Consortium as having one of the lowest observed to expected mortality rates in the country (Ranked #5 out of 121 academic health centers). Our surgical team is nationally renowned for teaching, research and trauma services. DHHA is also an affiliate hospital of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Denver Health has a comprehensive and diverse array of integrated inpatient, outpatient, community, academic and public health services, allowing the health system to currently serve 25 percent of all Denver residents, including 37 percent of children in its market service area. With more than 6,000 employees, Denver Health is the fourth largest employer in Denver.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
Denver Health physicians have an academic appointment at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. Academic appointment will be in the department commensurate with their training.
Housestaff and medical student teaching opportunities
Competitive salary/benefits, 5 weeks PTO, CME
Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year
Completion of a terminal medical degree
Board certified or eligible Orthopedic or Plastic Surgeon with fellowship specialization in hand, elbow, and microvascular surgery
Dedication to education, research, patient care, and teamwork
Ability to care for complex disorders and severe trauma related to the upper extremity and microvascular surgery
Interested candidates should apply online or submit their curriculum vitae and cover letter to: Aaron Ortiz, Mgr., Provider Recruitment Denver Health & Hospital Authority (303) 602-4992 [email protected]
1. 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.2. 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.3. 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.4. 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.5. 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. 6. Quality Metrics. 1) Focus on clinically relevant outcome measures; 2) Change by embracing innovations to continuously improve patient care, service and organizational efficiency. Physicians and surgeons diagnose illnesses, prescribe and administer treatment 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. Documents all services in patient medical record. Serves as faculty members of the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. Other physicians and surgeons at Denver Health work in a number of other medical and surgical specialists, including allergists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, emergency medicine physicians, endocrinologists, endoscopy, gastroenterologists, neonatologists, nephrologists, neurologist, obstetrics/gynecologist, oncologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, otolaryngologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, podiatrists, psychiatrists, radiologists, rehabilitative medicine, rheumatologists, trauma surgeons, and urologists.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
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.
* Doctorate Degree (Required) 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.
* Physician (Required) 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.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.
Work Type Full time
Location Denver, CO (Denver Health Main Campus 777 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80218)
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."
Internal Number: 2073
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.