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Benefits

  • Childcare
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • On-site gym
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
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Full Job Description

We are recruiting for a Physician Assistant to join our team!

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Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.

Department

OHS Clinic Physicians

Job Summary

Denver Health Medical Center is recruiting for a Physician Assistant to join our Occupational Medicine team. Under general supervision, works with clinical staff/physician to provide primary healthcare to patients. Examines and diagnoses patients and develops treatment plans. As appropriate for clinical setting provides treatment for illnesses, injury, emergencies, prenatal care, follow up, and screening and testing. Performs testing, referral to physicians as needed, writes prescriptions, and performs procedures within the scope of expertise, protocols and available equipment. May perform administrative support functions as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitors and evaluates medical condition of patient in collaboration with the physician and with other disciplines and standards of care or by applying appropriate protocols, and makes decisions regarding treatment changes. Refers patient to specialized services as needed. (20%)
  • Determines and assesses the health status of patients by reviewing records, taking comprehensive medical histories, and performing physical examinations. (15%)
  • Orders and administers appropriate medications within the limits of the appropriate statutory limitations or refers patient to a caregiver in a specialty area. Initiates, performs or directs other healthcare professionals to perform screenings and diagnostic tests. (10%)
  • Completes required documentation legibly, thoroughly and in a timely manner. Prepares and maintains complete and accurate charts, case files and records (10%)
  • Participates in clinical education of healthcare students as seen fit by the supervising medical staff. (10%)
  • May be assigned (SBHC providers shall be assigned) to perform leadwork and/or involvement in clinical coordination, health station management or responsibility for special projects which may encompass protocol development, management planning, scheduling and other administrative tasks as necessary to support practice environment. (10%)
  • Attends and participates in administrative staff meetings. Utilizes the principles and practices of effective communication to elicit information, negotiate problem resolution, and/or garner support for various programs or policies. (10%)
  • Follows established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards. (5%)
  • SBHC providers shall perform clinic dispensary duties/ management of dispensary. (5%)
  • See attached SBHC Clinic Coordinator description of duties. (5%)
Education:
  • Masters degree required
Work Experience:
  • 1-3 years related clinical experience. preferred.
Licenses:
  • PA-Physician Assistant – State Medical Board Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of medical principles, procedures, and community resources.
  • Skill in eliciting history from patients, performing physical exams and formulating assessments of and treatment plans for patients.
  • Ordering appropriate diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosis.
  • Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of medications.
  • Skill in utilizing the principles and practices of effective and persuasive communication to elicit information, negotiate problem resolution, and/or garner support for various programs or policies.
  • Skill in obtaining information from patients, calming and reassuring patients and motivating patients to accept treatments.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment.
  • Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Ability to prepare accurate reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
  • Computer skills required.
Shift
Work Type

Regular

Salary

$117,400.00 – $129,400.00 / yr

Benefits
  • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
  • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
  • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
  • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
  • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
  • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
  • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
  • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
Our Values
  • Respect
  • Belonging
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
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, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located near 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 values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

https://www.denverhealth.org/for-professionals/careers/diversity-and-inclusion