Denver Health Medical Center is searching for an adult epileptologist to join our group. This is an academic position affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, with teaching responsibilities. Qualified candidates must have an M.D or O.D. degree, have completed neurology residency, and will have accredited fellowship training (2 years of epilepsy and/or clinical neurophysiology).The ideal candidate has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of refractory epilepsy patients.
The Denver Health Epilepsy Center is a Level 4 center that offers inpatient monitoring including phase I EEG, phase II EEG in the epilepsy monitoring unit utilizing subdural grids and stereo-EEG, cortical stimulation/brain mapping, advanced imaging including 3T brain MRI and PET, and Wada testing. MEG and ictal/interictal SPECT are also available via nearby referral to the University of Colorado main hospital campus. Treatment options include surgical resection, laser ablation, VNS, RNS and DBS. Our center includes two highly skilled neurosurgeons committed to epilepsy surgery. Experienced neuropsychologists and speech therapists participate in our presurgical evaluations.
Based on level of academic experience, the physician will be of Assistant or Associate Professor rank, and be provided with a generous CME allowance, time off for educational conferences, and support for academic research. There are ample opportunities for mentoring residents in research, teaching in conferences, and supervising epilepsy electives. Responsibilities will include supervision of residents in Epilepsy Clinic and some general neurology clinics and supervision of a Neurology Inpatient Consult team of 4-5 residents, approximately every 6 weeks.
Denver Health is a mission-driven organization and primary safety-net hospital, with an abundant patient referral base in the community. Our goal is to provide quality health care to those in need.
Denver is one of the most livable cities in the west, with 300+ days of sunshine per year! You will have access to a thriving young and growing cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, great schools, and family-friendly communities. Abundant opportunities for winter skiing and summer hiking are within easy driving distance for sports enthusiasts.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
•Generous benefits including 4+ weeks paid time off, CME time and allowance, and robust retirement package
•Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, great schools, family-friendly communities, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year
Denver Health provides Level I care for all, regardless of ability to pay and is a model for other safety net institutions across the nation. As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Physicians at Denver Health are faculty members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine serve as teachers for students seeking clinical experience at Denver Health and provide education for post graduate medical trainees.
2.Focus on Superior Patient Care by 1) practicing evidence-based, high-quality state-of-the art medicine; 2) encourage increased patient understanding, involvement in care, and treatment decisions; 3) achieve and maintain optimal patient access; 4) insist on departmental focus on superior patient service; and 5) participate in or support education and research.
3.Collaborate on Care Delivery by 1) including staff, other physicians and management in both service and patient care improvements; 2) treat all members with respect; 3) demonstrate the highest levels of ethical and professional conduct; and 4) behave in a manner consistent with Denver Health goals.
4.Listen and Communicate by 1) providing clinical information in a clear and timely manner; 2) requesting information and resources needed to provide care consistent with Denver Health goals; and 3) provide and accept feedback in a respectful manner from all staff.
5.Take Ownership by 1) providing leadership to improve outcomes quality and service quality; 2) work to ensure personal, departmental and organization compliance with all legal and educational requirements; and 3) steadily improve the efficiency and economic aspects of your practice.
6.Quality Metrics.1) Focus on clinically relevant outcome measures; 2) Change by embracing innovations to continuously improve patient care, service and organizational efficiency.
Education and Experience
1.Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1.Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques.
2.Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment.
3.Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care.
4.Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications.
5.Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills.
6.Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems.
7.Performs in a tactful and professional manner.
8.A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
9.Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Certificates, Licenses and Registration
Medical license to practice in State of Colorado