University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
SOM/Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Assistant to Full Professor (Open Rank)
Position #00756290– Requisition 15132
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
We are seeking an experienced full-time obesity medicine provider to provide weight loss clinical services and leadership at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) Clinic. This individual will work closely with and support other providers, including endocrinologists, internists, gastroenterologists, psychologists, advanced practice providers and dieticians with the ongoing care and treatment of physician-directed weight loss services as described below in detail. This individual will also have an important role in overseeing the clinical operations and help grow the comprehensive weight loss clinic.
The AHWC resides within the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The AWHC is an interdisciplinary center that has become the nation’s go-to source of information and programs related to health and wellness. Top researchers work side-by-side with clinicians to develop and deliver wellness and weight loss programs and work with community interventionists to take these programs beyond the walls of the center into communities. The mission of the center is “to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies.”
The vision of the center is “a world empowered by wellness.” All endeavors at the center are focused on this vision. An integrated approach with a common philosophy is core to the development of the center’s programs. These programs strive to involve every area of the business, including wellness clinic services, the fitness center, and the metabolic and demonstration kitchens. Without this integration it is not possible to achieve the vision that catalyzed the development of the AHWC. The center serves as a “learning lab” for creating a model of standard care for wellness centers that can be replicated and exported.
This position will report to the medical/clinical director of the AHWC and to Bryan Haugen MD, Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes.
This position will help supervise advanced practice providers, fellows, residents, students, dieticians and clinic staff.
_Examples of Work Performed_:
Serves as an obesity medicine provider for Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic, working with other providers with the ongoing care and treatment of physician-directed weight loss patients
Performs accurate physical examinations, evaluations, diagnoses, treatments, follow-ups, and consultations
Supervises and/or coordinates the activities of patient care
Reviews referrals and helps coordinate and navigate patient care
Assists with medication prescribing and refill requests
Obtains patient history and develops comprehensive plan of care
Provides health education to patients and/or community health practitioners and groups
Participates in programmatic planning, developing specific evidence-based health policies and procedures
Practices safety, environmental, and infection control methods
Provides individualized patient teaching and counseling utilizing evidence based practice
Refers to other providers and practices as needed for patient care and treatment planning
Completes necessary documentation in a timely fashion
Ensures strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures
Adept at Electronic Health Record (EHR) and EHR trouble shooting, improvement processes, and downtime procedures
Actively participates in marketing and patient recruitment
Performs other duties as assigned.
Active participation in health plan contracts
Remains credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current
*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.
_Salary and Benefits_
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.
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_Diversity and Equity_
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
_Minimum Requirements: Experience, Education, Licensure_
MD/DO board certified in internal medicine or family medicine
Previous clinical experience in weight management and treatment of obesity
_Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:_
_Preferred Qualifications: Qualities desired for the position_
Board certified in Obesity Medicine and/or Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Manager/Director experience in weight management and treatment of obesity
*Applicants should be enthusiastic about a career in academic medicine with a strong interest in providing excellent clinical care. There should be a desire for teaching and writing and an interest in opportunities in clinical research
_Conditions of Employment_:
Clinical (75%):Six to seven half-day clinics a week at the AHWC clinic
Administrative (10%):Serve as medical director of the weight loss clinic
Teaching (0-5%):Teaching of medical students, residents and fellows at the bedside and in classroom settings
Scholarly activity (10-15%):
o Attendance at conferences within the center and division
o Scholarly activity which can include research projects, clinical trials, QI projects, and writing of scholarly articles.
Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus
Title: Assistant to Full Professor (Open Rank)
Requisition ID: 15132