The Denver Health and Hospital Authority seeks to recruit an ophthalmologist to join our growing team as part of a nationally renowned academic medical center and health system.
Caring for one-fourth 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 health care system that includes a 525 bed acute care hospital, with new adult and pediatric emergency departments, the 911 paramedic system, nine community health centers, 17 school-based clinics, the Denver Public Health Department, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, a 100 bed non-medical detoxification center, a dedicated psychiatric emergency service, correctional care medical 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. Denver Health is formally affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Denver Health faculty have full-time academic appointments with the School of Medicine. 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 more than 6,000 employees, Denver Health is the fourth largest employer in Denver. As an academic medical center, research is core to the institution’s mission and Denver Health has a dedicated Chief Education Officer and Chief Research Officer. Denver Health physicians are active investigators with competitive grants from the NIH, CDC, AHRQ, DOJ and national and local foundations.
The successful candidate will be joining a busy practice with a team of optometrists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, and a medical staff that consists of over 700 physicians and advanced practitioners. Inspired and mission-driven, this opportunity places the selected candidate at the forefront of clinical delivery, education and service. As a teaching affiliate of the University of Colorado, the successful candidate will work with four rotating full-time ophthalmology residents along with fellows in cornea, oculoplastics, pediatrics, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, and retina. The successful candidate will have completed a medical degree (MD or DO) and be board certified/board eligible in ophthalmology with strong cataract surgical skills. Subspecialty training in cornea or glaucoma is preferred. He/she will have a demonstrated desire and ability in the practice of community medicine and resident education. Academic appointment for the selected candidate at the University of Colorado School of Medicine will be at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
High quality of life
Academic affiliation with the University of Colorado
Resident, fellow, and student teaching opportunities
Conveniently located in Denver with access to front range trails and 300+ days of sunshine per year
The city and county of Denver is the largest city and the capital of Colorado. Metro Denver has a population of 2.7 million people, with a growth rate that has consistently outpaced the national rate every decade since the 1930s.
The region continued to grow steadily during the past decade, averaging two percent population growth each year from 1997 to 2007. By 2030, Metro Denver’s population is anticipated to increase by nearly 50 percent to almost 3.9 million, with 800,000 new jobs being created. Denver has one of the nation’s strongest metropolitan economies and has the largest percentage of college graduates of any major metropolitan area in the United States.