Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Adult Urgent Care)

Denver Health - Denver, CO3.7

Job Summary

Denver Health & Hospital Authority (DHHA) in the heart of thriving downtown, Denver, Colorado is recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our Adult Urgent Care Clinic (AUCC).

Well-established, cohesive group features a full staff of more than 50 MDs, APP’s, RNs and EMTs. We offer opportunities for teaching, a high-functioning EMR (EPIC) and a collaborative clinical environment. The Adult Urgent Care sees and manages more than 40,000 patients annually and has an admission rate of 7%. The AUCC is co-located with the Emergency Department and has access to all resources available in the hospital (labs, imaging, specialists, admissions, etc). Only providers with 2+ years of experience will be considered for this opportunity.

Under general supervision, the APP operates independently to provide primary healthcare to patients. This autonomous practice includes physical exams, diagnosis, and the development of patient-centered treatment plans. As appropriate for clinical setting provides treatment for illness, injury, emergencies, pre-natal care, inpatient follow-up, as well as routine testing and screening. Orders tests, performs procedures within the scope of expertise, protocols and available equipment, refers to specialists as needed, and writes prescriptions. Must function well as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including listening to others and considering novel and unconventional approaches to problem solving. Be highly self-motivated, organized, and capable of using his/her time efficiently in a fluid variable clinic structure where standard work and process are established or modified in a dynamic clinical setting.

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
Competitive pay, retirement, malpractice and health benefits
Flexible scheduling
Loan repayment possible through national (NHSC) and state (CHSC) programs (up to $90,000)
Advanced care providers are part of the Denver Health Medical Staff Executive Committee and drive change, innovation and provide overall leadership to the entire Denver Health provider staff
DHHA has been certified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Adult Trauma Center and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. DHHA offers comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care, as well as emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services. With 525 licensed beds Denver Health Medical Center is one of the state’s busiest hospitals with more than 26,000 admissions annually. Our network of 9 federally qualified health centers and 17 school based health centers also provides primary and preventative healthcare services to the communities within the Denver Metro area. Join us at this patient-centered, mission driven, evidence-based center with specialist support and an energetic focus on excellence. Denver is one of the fastest growing major cities in the US, with a temperate climate, a thriving arts and culture district, and easy access to skiing, biking and hiking.

Interested candidates should apply online

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing and successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program. Masters preferred. Experience: One year related clinical experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of medical principals, 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. Certificate/License/Registration: Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR. Certification by a national certifying body approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing, Current registration with the Colorado Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Registry. Provisional or Full Prescriptive Authority, if eligible. Advance Practice Nurses without Provisional Prescriptive Authority must be actively working towards obtaining Provisional Prescriptive Authority within five years from date of hire. Advance Practice Nurses with Provisional Prescriptive Authority must be actively working towards Full Prescriptive Authority within five years after provisional authority is granted. Depending on the needs of the assigned area incumbents in this job title may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas. 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.

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.”