Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Supervisor of Allied Health / Chief of Midwifery at Denver Health will be a master’s prepared advanced practice nurse from an accredited school of nursing with completion of an accredited Nurse Midwifery Program. The supervisor will have a demonstrated reputation of excellence in clinical care, teaching, mentoring, and leadership.
The supervisor will have oversight of all care delivered by CNMs and APPS in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Denver Health. The supervisor will provide overall strategic guidance of the midwifery team and will work closely with physician and nursing leadership. The supervisor will have responsibility for strategic planning, clinical services, professional performance, business performance, regulatory compliance, education, and departmental culture. The supervisor will be responsible for advancing a culture of excellence in an integrated midwifery service, to include various disciplines such as Family Medicine. The supervisor will be dedicated to performance expectations, which provide for the highest quality patient care and consistency in clinical care standards, driven by patient safety requirements and clinical outcomes monitoring.
The Supervisor will have oversight of all care delivered by the Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) and designated Advanced Practice Providers (APP) in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Denver Health. The Supervisor will provide overall leadership with the Director of Service of Obstetrics and Gynecology in an integrated practice environment.
Master’s degree from an accredited school of nursing.
Completion of an accredited Nurse Midwifery program.
Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board and the Colorado Board of Nursing.
Preferred five years as a full-scope midwife. This should include some experience with high-risk obstetric patients and triage.
Preferred two years of leadership experience.
Demonstrated leadership achievement in a high-performing midwifery service.
A strong understanding of the realities of healthcare delivery within academic, teaching and/or safety net hospital environments.
A systems thinker with the proven ability to navigate and execute in a large, complex healthcare organization.
A reputation for building clinical excellence and leadership experience directing high quality clinical activities.
Strategic problem-solver who can create effective solutions for change.
An ability to inspire and align providers, both those within Obstetrics & Gynecology and those with whom the department interacts
A strong communicator and diplomat who is able to inspire and effectively communicate with wide and diverse audiences at all levels of the organization and externally.
Analytical and data driven; ability to use metrics to support key decisions. Strong fiscal acumen with experience managing a budget.
A management style that seeks to share information and welcomes input into the decision-making process.
A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to take an institutional view.
Demonstrated political acumen and the necessary skills to orchestrate optimize and constructively balance the interests of diverse stakeholders.
A mentor and developer of people who motivates others to be team players. The DOSM will ensure accountability, as well as being supportive and open to providers.
A role model of personal and professional integrity.
Internal Number: 2019
About Denver Health
Denver Health (http://www.denverhealth.org/) is nationally recognized for its mission and the delivery of a broad spectrum of services for the screening, diagnosis of acute/chronic diseases as well as emergent/trauma injuries. Founded on the banks of Cherry Creek, Denver Health was established in 1860 and reflects the historical mission of our nation’s public safety net hospitals to serve the community irrespective of their ability to pay for services. This healthcare system has been caring for the people of Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region ever since. As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care. Nationally, Denver Health is held up as a model for other safety net institutions as an integrated, efficient, high-quality healthcare system.
Denver Health is formally part of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA), created by the Colorado General Assembly in 1994; in 1997, Denver Health transitioned from being a city agency to an independent authority. The DHHA is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor of Denver and confirmed by the Denver City Council.
Denver He...alth’s Mission is to:
? Provide access to the highest quality healthcare, 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 healthcare professionals; and
? Engage in research, which enhances our ability to meet the healthcare needs of Denver Health system patients
To achieve its mission Denver Health integrates acute care with public and community health to deliver preventive, primary and acute care services. This integration promotes continuity of high quality care for each patient. Integration also ensures that healthcare is delivered in the most efficient, cost-effective setting.
The full continuum of the Denver Health enterprise cares for:
? The special health needs of the entire population with services ranging from trauma care to the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center.
? The needs of vulnerable populations such as the poor, uninsured, mentally ill, pregnant teens, persons addicted to alcohol and other substances, victims of violence, the homeless and those with AIDS.
Today Denver Health has a comprehensive and diverse array of integrated inpatient, outpatient, community, academic and public health services, allowing the health system to currently serve 25 percent of all Denver residents, including 37 percent of children in its market service area. With approximately 7,000 employees, Denver Health is the fourth largest employer in Denver.
Denver Health’s remarkable achievements in patient care quality, despite the vulnerable status of many of its patients, have become widely known nationally and internationally. All members of the team are committed to ensuring that each patient is treated as a unique individual with state-of-the-art medical care and deeply committed to making patient safety a top priority. Denver Health strives to eliminate patient harm using technology, redesigning care, reporting concerns and analyzing information to prevent medical errors. The strong culture of patient safety, patient-centered care and high quality at Denver Health is the result of the commitment and focus of the entire team.
Much of Denver Health’s revenue comes from full-risk capitation contracts. This source of revenue has created a mandate to manage its population of patients in a cost-effective manner and created opportunities to provide a variety of non-traditional services between visit interventions to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Primary care transformation has been facilitated by a $19.8 million grant from the CMS innovation center.
In an era of financial duress in the healthcare industry, Denver Health remains fiscally sound. Over the last decade, Denver Health has delivered $1.4 billion of uncompensated care. Denver Health has gone to the private bond market three times in the last five years with $142 million in investment grade bonds. These dollars have created new infrastructure for the system, including more than a $100 million investment in information technology.
Denver Health serves residents from every county within Colorado, but with a focus on Denver County. Twenty-five percent of Denver residents (approximately 150,000 individuals) receive care at Denver Health, 56% of whom are members of ethnic minorities. In addition, 36% of Denver’s babies are born at Denver Health’s 555 licensed bed facility, and 37% of Denver’s children receive care at Denver Health.
With its Academic Level I Adult and Pediatric Level II Trauma Center designations by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Denver Health is regarded as one of the best centers in the nation. To complement its adult and pediatric trauma centers, Denver Health has the following services:
? Denver Health Nurse Line: Staffed by Registered Nurses 24 hours a day, the Denver Health NurseLine provides health advice and recommendations for care, enabling more than 91,000 patients annually to get free and confidential answers to health-related questions, reducing costly emergency room visits.
? Obstetrics & Gynecology Emergency Services: Denver Health has a range of Obstetrics & Gynecology, including an obstetric emergency department, acute detoxification services, inpatient adult and adolescent psychiatric services, and a secure Psychiatric emergency Services (PES).
? Mobile Crisis Services: Mobile Crisis Services (MCS) is a 24/7 service that provides mental health support to residents of the City and County of Denver and to the Mental Health Center of Denver consumers during and after a crisis.
? Denver Paramedics: The Denver Health Paramedic Division is the sole provider of emergency medical services for the City and County of Denver. The Division also provides service to the cities of Sheridan, Glendale, Englewood as well as the Skyline Fire Protection District. The Division responds to more than 113,000 calls each year.
? Denver Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician Training Programs: Through the Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute, Denver Health Paramedics provide training for emergency medical technicians and paramedics, as all well as continuing education and community training. Denver Health emergency medicine providers act as course directors and instructors.
? Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center: The RMPDC provides poison and drug information services to medical professionals and the public and is the certified regional poison center for Colorado, Nevada, Montana, Hawaii and Wyoming. The RMPDC operates a medical toxicology fellowship program and has robust research capabilities, with a staff of approximately 60 research professionals.
? Denver Health Medical Plan Inc.: Manages over 90,000 covered lives in its commercial, Medicaid, CHP+ and Medicare lines of business.
? Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics (RMCMR): Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Denver Health established the RMCMR to establish more effective medical response to all disasters.
? Community Health Centers: There are 10 federally qualified health centers located[KC1] throughout the Denver Metro area, where families need them the most. In 2017, 164,868 patients were seen within Denver Health’s community and school-based health centers for a total of 566,327 encounters. Denver Health’s community health centers provide care to the medically underserved; 81% of those patients served at these health centers are below the federal poverty limit, and 15% are uninsured.
? School Based Health Centers: These centers provide primary care, mental health, reproductive health education and insurance enrollment assistance services to Denver Public School students. In partnership with a school nurse, Denver Health’s medical professionals treat major health conditions that affect school-aged children during the school year.
In addition to the services listed above, Denver Health is scheduled to open a Comprehensive Outpatient Medical Center in 2020. This state-of-the-art patient-centered medical complex will be a significant expansion on Denver Health’s main campus. The Center will also provide an expansion of outpatient Obstetrics & Gynecology services, including –PET-CT, CT, two new MRI units (one 3T), ultrasound, radiography, fluoroscopy, bone densitometry, and a new breast imaging center located adjacent to the breast surgery clinic.
Among leading academic hospitals in the country, Denver Health has ranked (by Vizient) in the top five percent for inpatient survival for three consecutive years and is the only safety net hospital in the United States to be ranked in the top 10 in overall quality. Additionally, for the last seven years Denver Health has been the recipient of Vizient’s Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award. DHMC offers much more than just trauma and emergency services for adults and children on the main campus, including: primary care, specialty care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, the Kids Care Clinic, Level One Physicians Clinic and the Webb Center for Primary Care. Denver Health delivers more than 3,000 babies every year, which accounts for about one third of all Denver babies.
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