The Hospital Medicine Division at Denver Health and the Division of General Internal Medicine of the University of Colorado are recruiting for an Academic Hospitalist to join our team at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. This is an academic position that emphasizes excellent patient care, resident and medical student education, quality improvement, and clinical research.
About the Position:
The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health is the national Center of Excellence for medical stabilization of patients with severe malnutrition, often due to eating disorders. ACUTE was founded in its current form in 2008 specifically to provide definitive medical stabilization for adults whose eating disorders have become too critical to receive care safely even in inpatient or residential eating disorder facilities. We are the highest volume center in the country with multidisciplinary expertise in managing the medical complications of severe starvation. The ACUTE Center is in the Division of Hospital Medicine which encompasses a group of dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill hospitalized patients.
The Hospitalists provide attending supervision of residents and medical students on the inpatient teaching services. Additional education opportunities are available through mentorship and precepting through the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Involvement in hospital medicine clinical research is a defined aspect of the job and protected time, mentorship and administrative support are provided to facilitate success in generating and publishing new knowledge.
Denver Health is nationally recognized for its efforts in re-engineering its health care delivery system through the use of LEAN principles and the Hospital Medicine Division uses LEAN in their hospital medicine quality improvement initiatives.