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Clinical Decision Unit - Advanced Practice Provider New

Denver, CO


Hiring Company

Denver Health

Positions Available

Full Time

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Position Description

Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) is recruiting for a full time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our team in the Emergency Departments Observation Unit. The ideal candidate will have inpatient or hospitalist experience and be interested in a mix of observation and emergency medicine care. The Observation Unit at Denver Health treats patients with a mixture of issues including but not limited to cellulitis, chest pain, acute kidney injury, acute intoxication, etc. The observation unit is primary staffed by advanced care providers with 24 hour physician attending support. This position will be a part of the core staffing of our observation unit. This position will be solely responsible for staffing in the Denver Health Observation Unit with a dynamic team of advanced care providers. Our Observation Unit at Denver Health functions similar to an inpatient unit and care is protocol driven with Emergency Medicine physician oversight. 

The Emergency Department at DHMC is a Level One Academic Medical Center and sees more than 75,000 patients per year, serves as the host for the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, provides medical direction for the Denver Health Paramedic Division and 911 system for the City and County of Denver and is an academic affiliate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The adult ED encompasses 38 dedicated acute treatment spaces and a 20 bed ED observation unit and our fast track. Staffing is provided by board-certified emergency physicians, advanced care providers, PGY 1- 4 residents, and emergency medicine sub specialty fellows. As Colorado’s primary safety net institution DHMC provides over 300 million dollars in uncompensated care every year. One year of experience is preferred but not required.

Under the supervision of a physician, the PA/NP performs professional medical work in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients according to statutory limitations. Examines and diagnoses patients and develops treatment plans. Performs testing, referral to physicians as needed, writes prescriptions, and performs administrative procedures within the scope of expertise, protocols and available equipment. May perform administrative support functions as required. One year of experience is preferred and experience in a fast track and observation unit is preferred. The ideal APP will be someone with previous Observation Unit experience, a person with a passion for life-long learning, who enjoys working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The APPs function as an integral part of the team  and works closely with residents and attending residents.

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:

  • Robust benefits package including: health, dental, vision, 401a matching, 4 weeks PTO, etc.
  • CME allowance and time
  • 600+ employed provider staff
  • Competitive salary
  • Collaborative academic environment

Education Completion of NP or PA training program. 


 One year preferred. 


ATLS preferred.

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