Denver Health, the premier Level I trauma center for the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is seeking to hire an intermittent Diagnostic Radiologist to work occasionally and to be paid on an hourly basis. The Department anticipates needing approximately 16 hours of coverage per month, though the requested hours could range from 8 to 32 hours per month. Scheduling of shifts is at the mutual convenience/availability of the radiologist and the Department. Requested shifts can involve daytime or evening hours, usually daytime, and can be on weekdays or weekends.
Denver Health aims for a world-class body 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.
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 is committed to serving all patients, regardless of the ability to pay.
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 trauma center sees 18,000 patients annually, 2700 of whom are admitted, and many of whom arrive as transfers from any one of 60 regional hospitals. The trauma service is extraordinarily academically productive with millions in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and United States Department of Defense (DoD). The seminal text “Trauma” was authored by Denver Health faculty.
Denver Health is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. All faculty, including intermittent positions, 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.
Denver Health, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is seeing an intermittent Diagnostic Radiologist to work occasionally and to be paid on an hourly basis. The Department anticipates needing approximately 16 hours of coverage per month, though the requested hours could range from 8 to 32 hours per month. Scheduling of shifts is at the mutual convenience/availability of the radiologist and the Department. Requested shifts can involve daytime or evening hours, usually daytime, and can be on weekdays or weekends. In their intermittent role, the radiologists will be appointed as an instructor, Assistant, Associate, or full-Professor, depending on the level of experience and interest.
The candidate being sought will participate in the delivery of outpatient and inpatient general radiology, including CT, MR, Radiography, US, and limited fluoroscopy studies. Given the volume and strength of the ED and trauma service at Denver Health, there is an emphasis on providing advanced, cutting edge, and highly collaborative acute care and care of trauma victims. The majority of the diagnostic radiology work, however, remains outpatient with Denver Health providing the full gamut of imaging services.
Denver Health radiology participates in the education of University of Colorado medical students, radiology and IR/DR residents, and fellows. Intermittent radiologists will particularly be involved in the education of residents.
The Department values patient-centered care and a highly collaborative work environment. There is a strong working relationship with medicine, surgery, surgical subfields, OBGYN, and emergency medicine.
Position Details, Pay, and Benefits
Denver Health pays a competitive hourly rate for intermittent radiology services. Denver Health covers the insurance required to practice at our site. There is allotment of dedicated academic funds available to intermittent radiologists which can offset fees/costs such as licensing fees, Board MOC fees, conference attendance, and other academic needs.
As an intermittent position, there are no benefits associated with the position related to personal health insurance, retirement accounts, etc.
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@dhha.org and email@example.com. 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
Short interviews are needed and will proceed over the fall and ‘20/’21 winter with an intended start at the candidate’s convenience, though ideally the winter or spring of ‘20/’21. 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(s), 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.
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.