Lead Staff Physician-MD/DO

Lead Staff Physician-MD/DO

University of Colorado | Aurora, CO, 80017, US

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Lead Staff Physician-MD/DO - 25605 Faculty



**School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry- Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan**

**OPEN RANK - CO Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan - Staff Physician (MD/DO)**

**Position #** **00795752** **- Requisition #** **25605**

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers)

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba\_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus)

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

+ Anschutz Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.

+ Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.

+ Consolidated/Central Services Administration - Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=https://www.uchealth.org/locations/uchealth-university-of-colorado-hospital-uch/) and Children's Hospital Colorado (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=https://www.childrenscolorado.org/locations/anschutz-medical-campus-aurora/) - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit www.cuanschutz.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=https://www.cuanschutz.edu/) .

**DOPsych Diversity Equity Inclusion Information:**

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to hold the Department of Psychiatry's faculty, staff, and trainees accountable for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence and respect. We are committed to continuous education, sustaining cultural humility, and action related to DEI topics including systematic review of policies and procedures to ensure they are in alignment with the DOPsych DEI mission and vision.

**Nature of Work**

**The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL)** is a 94-bed adult inpatient psychiatric facility operated by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) located in Denver, CO that provides excellent psychiatric care to a vulnerable patient population. As one of the State's two mental health hospitals, CMHIFL serves a highly diverse patient population and embraces a recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approach to care. You will join us during an exciting time of growth as we increase bed capacity and diversify the patient population served to include both civil and forensic patients.

The Staff Physician will be responsible for providing medical care to hospital patients and supporting programs in the Medical Services and Medical Staff work units.

While Staff Physicians are considered University of Colorado contract employees within the **Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL)** , they are expected to adhere to CMHIFL policies, procedures, and Medical Staff Bylaws. Prior to hire, psychiatry providers must be deemed eligible to practice in a State institution and must pass background and drug screen. Prior to beginning clinical work **,** psychiatric providers are expected to attend and complete any and all training required by CMHIFL.

The Colorado Department of Human Services may decide not to renew the services of a physician or medical professional for any reason by providing the University of Colorado at Denver with written notice of nonrenewal by May 1 st of each year, effective June 30 th .

Unsatisfactory performance of the duties identified above may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. In the event of termination, the State's obligation for payment ceases on the date of termination.

Please note, this is an open rank position and could be categorized as Senior Instructor or Senior Clinical instructor based on percentage of employment.

**Professional Field**


**Examples of Work Performed**

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

+ Recruits, orients and supervises primary and specialty providers, contracted On-Duty physicians, and ancillary staff.

+ Supervises, evaluates, coaches and develops medical, ancillary and administrative staff. Manages performance to include disciplinary proceedings as needed and/or as assigned. Handles daily supervisory issues for physicians and state classified staff such as approval of leave, guidance and mentoring, and oversight of work. Assigns tasks, monitors progress, establishes work standards, and monitors the quality of work.

+ Develops and revises hospital policies and procedures and clinical care guidelines/protocols. Ensures compliance with regulatory standards (e.g., TJC, CMS). Reviews death and sentinel events.

+ Leads the hospital's pandemic response and mitigation efforts through policy development, guidance, training, and public health compliance with assistance from Medical Physicians, the facility infection preventionist and medical clinic staff.

+ Monitors hospital admission referrals for medical appropriateness. Provides second-level review of problematic cases and serves as a resource for other directors and facility leadership.

+ Manages the Institute's outside medical process through clinical review and authorization of services. Assesses and recommends off-site sources for needed patient care, treatment, and services not provided by the department or the hospital.

+ Addresses, investigates and resolves complaints from hospital staff, patients, or external stakeholders.

+ Chairs and/or serves on multiple committees to assist the hospital in meeting its mission and goals.

+ Maintains active clinical staff privileges and current medical license.

+ Complies with CDHS and State of Colorado policies and procedures, Medical Staff Bylaws, Medical Staff Rules & Regulations, and Medical Staff Practice Protocols

+ Performs related work as assigned, such as those duties outlined in the Staff Physician job description. Provides site coverage for "Code-Blue" emergency response and stabilization of medical emergencies. Provides after-hours medical back-up "MOD" on call and after-hours and weekend OD coverage as needed.

+ Balances resources across departments. Advocates for and secures necessary equipment. Completes operational assessments, analyses and develops proposals for service expansion to further the mission of the agency.

+ DEA Registrant for Medical Services Pharmaceuticals

+ Develops, maintains, revises and reports on Peer Review processes and performance measures.

+ Supervises the On-Duty physicians, including ongoing evaluation of their clinical care and documentation and timely feedback.

+ Provides oversight of other clinical services such as dental clinic, laboratory and phlebotomy service, including contracted services, as assigned

+ Ensures radiology service complies with applicable rules and regulations.

**Supervision Exercised**

This position will supervise other employees depending on the nature of the assignment. This position may include mentoring other providers, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral fellows.

**Reports To:**

Medical Services Director and/or Chief Medical Officer

**Salary and Benefits:**

**Senior Instructor/Senior Clinical Instructor:** The salary range ( _or hiring range_ ) for this position has been established at $240,000 - $243,600.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range ( _or hiring range_ ) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits)

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125 (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=http://www.cu.edu/node/153125)

**Diversity and Equity:**

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu) ​.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


**Minimum Qualifications**

+ MD or DO General Practitioner / Family Practice / Internal Medicine or other related specialties

+ Graduation from an accredited School of Medicine.

+ Unrestricted Colorado Medical License

+ Current DEA Certification

+ AHA BLS for healthcare providers

_Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire._

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Board Certification by the relevant certification board

+ 5 years post-training direct care experience as a physician in a primary care field

+ 5 years experience in the supervision and performance management of licensed professional staff including physicians, mid-level providers, and other staff

+ Experience providing medical care to psychiatric inpatients

+ Progressive management experience coordinating and managing healthcare in a complex environment to include accreditation, ensuring compliance, and promoting continuous quality improvement

+ Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

+ Excellent problem-solving, facilitation, and analytical skills

+ Sophistication with electronic health records

+ Exceptional interpersonal skills, flexibility, and solutions-focused outlook

**Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities**

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

+ Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry, and the public.

+ Knows and applies best practices in diversity and inclusion practices or has knowledge and understands cultural differences.

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, residents, students, alumni, and administrative personnel at all levels including outside organizations and the public.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Refer to requisition number: 25605 Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers) and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

**Job Category** : Faculty

**Primary Location** : Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20278 - SOM-PSYCH GENERAL OPERATIONS

**Schedule** : Full-time

**Posting Date** : Jun 20, 2022

**Unposting Date** : Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Amy Canada Posting Contact Email: amy.canada@cuanschutz.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3315996&targetURL=amy.canada@cuanschutz.edu) Position Number: 00795752

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