The Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at Denver Health in collaboration with the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSOM) are recruiting for the position of Chief of Urology at Denver Health Medical Center. This is an academic position that emphasizes patient care, the training of medical students and urology residents, and the performance of clinical research. The Denver Health Urology Program is closely integrated with the Division of Urology at UCSOM and is highly collaborative in regard to clinical care, its educational mission and clinical investigation.
Caring for approximately one-third of Denver’s population annually, Denver Health is uniquely positioned as an integrated healthcare system nationally recognized for its passion and commitment to providing exceptional care to the communities it serves. Denver Health is considered a national model of an integrated urban safety net healthcare system. The clinical infrastructure of the Denver Health Hospital System includes a Level I Trauma Center within a 525 bed acute care hospital that has new adult and pediatric emergency departments. The system also includes a 911 paramedic system, nine community health centers, 17 school-based clinics, the Public Health Department, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, a 100 bed non-medical detoxification center, a dedicated psychiatric emergency service, correctional care facilities, the Rocky Mountain Center for the Medical response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics, and an HMO. The Denver Health Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center has been recognized as a preeminent Level I Trauma Center, with one of the best trauma survival rates in the country.
The Chief of Urology will have oversight of all urologic care delivered at Denver Health and will provide strategic leadership for the Urology program. He/She will have responsibility for strategic planning, provision of clinical services, professional performance, business performance and medical education. Developing relationships with key stakeholders within the Denver Health System is of particular importance. Advancing a culture of excellence in urologic care, the Chief will play a key role in developing performance standards which will serve as tools in providing the highest quality patient care. These efforts will be driven by patient safety requirements and clinical outcomes monitoring. He/she will be responsible for the growth and advancement of research, scholarly activity and teaching excellence within the Division. Denver Health continues to raise the bar on medical student and resident education and is strongly committed to advancing clinical research efforts. As an urban safety net health care system, Denver Health is particularly committed to clinical care and academic activity that advances health equity. Recruiting a Chief of Urology with interest and experience in the provision of clinical care for underserved populations is a high priority.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
•Excellent quality of life (Denver ranked #3 in the “10 best places in the U.S. to live in 2018” by US News and World Report)
•Strong academic affiliations with the University of Colorado School of Medicine •Teaching opportunities
•Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and 300+ days of sunshine
The Division of Urology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSOM) has world-class clinical, educational and research programs. Ranked No. 37 in the nation last year by US News and World Report, the University of Colorado Urology program is growing rapidly and benefits tremendously from its relationship with the Urology Program at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Randall Meacham, Head of the UCSOM Division of Urology, is an integral participant in this recruitment and looks forward to working with the next Denver Health Chief of Urology to further define and develop the opportunities for academic and clinical collaboration.
Applicants interested in this position should submit CV/cover letter to:
Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One in three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians as well.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care. Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation.
Denver Health Mission:
-Provide access to the highest quality health care, whether for prevention, or acute and chronic diseases, regardless of ability to pay;
-Provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region;
-Fulfill public health functions as dictated by the Denver Charter and the needs of the citizens of Denver;
-Provide health education for patients;
-Participate in the education of the next generation of health care professionals; and
-Engage in research, which enhances our ability to meet the health care needs of Denver Health system patients