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Dermatology APP

Company: Denver Health
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Dermatology APP to join our team!

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Dermatology Physicians

Job Summary

The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will provide direct clinical care for patients in the Division of Dermatology. Works in close collaboration and communication with the unit's multidisciplinary team which includes Dermatology physicians and nursing. Involvement in the educational training of future providers as well as participation in academic endeavors and research are also options for interested providers.

Essential Functions:

  • Diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. Monitors and evaluates medical condition of patient in collaboration with physicians when indicated. Refers patient to specialized services as needed. (20%)
  • Determines and assesses the health status of patients by reviewing records, taking comprehensive medical histories, and performing physical examinations. (20%)
  • Orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic tests; administers and prescribes treatments; performs surgical treatment related to the specialty of Dermatology including skin biopsies, excision of benign and malignant skin lesions, and intralesional injections; operates phototherapy equipment for treatment of photo-responsive skin disorders. (10%)
  • Completes required documentation thoroughly and in a timely manner. Prepares and maintains complete and accurate charts, case files and records. (10%)
  • Participates in clinical education of healthcare students as seen fit by the supervising medical staff. (10%)
  • May be assigned to perform lead work and/or involvement in clinical coordination or responsibility for special projects which may encompass protocol development, management planning, scheduling and other administrative tasks as necessary to support practice environment. (10%)
  • Attends and participates in administrative staff meetings. Utilizes the principles and practices of effective communication to elicit information, negotiate problem resolution, and/or garner support for various programs or policies. (10%)
  • Follows established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards. (10%) Education:
    • Master's Degree Required Work Experience:
      • 1-3 years related clinical experience Preferred Required Licenses:
        • CNAA-Certified Nursing Administration Advanced - AONL - American Organization for Nursing Leadership Required and
        • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Knowledge of medical principals and procedures.
          • Knowledge of community resources for appropriate procedures.
          • 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.
          • Computer skills required - functionality with the electronic medical record.
          • Computer skills preferred - functionality with Office applications.
            Days (United States of America)

            Work Type

            $114,700.00 - $127,200.00 / yr

            • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
            • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
            • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
            • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
            • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
            • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
            • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
            • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
            • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
              Our Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • Transparency

                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, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

                As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

                Located near 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 values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

Keywords: Denver Health, Fort Collins , Dermatology APP, Healthcare , Fort Collins, Colorado

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