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December 31, 2019


Have a Wonderful New Year!

Kate, Mary, Heather, Jeanette, and Kerri

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The Next Southwest Colorado Healthcare Sector Partnership Alliance Meeting will be Wednesday, January 22nd from 3:00-4:00.

The Southwest Colorado Healthcare Sector Partnership Alliance brings together healthcare industry leaders, educational institutions, and community partners at a single table to address workforce issues in the region. Through Colorado Workforce Development Council funding, this alliance will explore workforce solutions that support local community and industry initiatives related to increasing the well-being of people living in Southwestern Colorado. Meetings will offer an opportunity to discuss pressing healthcare workforce needs and development and to create viable and sustainable solutions that capitalize on the shared resources and expertise of participants in the region.

Please join us for the re-launch of the SWC Healthcare Sector Partnership Alliance and add your voice to the conversation about the healthcare workforce in Southwestern Colorado. We will email the ZOOM link and meeting agenda at the beginning of January.

We are looking forward to seeing you on January 22nd, 2020!
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Clinical Scholar Workshop: February 10 -14, 2020

Clinical Scholar Workshop:
Are you an experienced nurse who would like to share your wealth of knowledge with men and women entering your profession? If so, we need nurses like you to become Clinical Scholars!

What is a Clinical Scholar?
A Clinical Scholar is a Baccalaureate level or more highly academically prepared registered nurse who will work with a school of nursing to instruct nursing students in a clinical setting. In general, Clinical Scholars maintain their current employment in a clinical facility and ideally host nursing students there. Clinical Scholars assist with the valuable, hands-on instruction that can only be provided by skilled, seasoned nurses. Additionally, Clinical Scholars will be involved in the evaluation of nursing students.

Upon completion of the five-day course, the expectation is that the Clinical Scholar will be actively involved in teaching nursing students. Because of the high demand for this education, you should only register if clinical teaching is something that you want to pursue at the present time and fits within your current employment situation.

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Copy of Registration is NOW open for the 2020 Nurses day at the capitol and legislative dinner

Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry

Fiscal Year 2020 Application Due Date: February 12, 2020

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2020 Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry program.
The application cycle closes on February 12, 2020.
The program provides funding to improve access and delivery of oral health care services for all individuals, particularly vulnerable populations and individuals located in rural and/or underserved areas.
Eligible applicants include entities that have programs in dental schools, or approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric or public health dentistry, which may include dental schools, public or private not-for-profit hospitals, or other public or private non-profit entities, including faith-based and community based organizations.
HRSA expects approximately $13,000,000 to be available in FY 2020 to fund an estimated 28 eligible grantees.

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program: Behavioral Health Integration (NEPQR: BHI)

Fiscal Year 2020 Application Due Date: February 19, 2020

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the NEPQR: BHI Program. The fiscal year 2020 application cycle opened on December 4 and closes on February 19, 2020 in Grants.gov.
The purpose of this program is to increase the access to and quality of behavioral health services through team-based care models in interprofessional nurse-led primary care teams in rural or underserved areas.
The NEPQR: BHI program will train and educate the future nursing workforce to provide integrated behavioral health services in rural communities. Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, or partnerships of such schools and facilities.
HRSA expects approximately $8,500,000 to be available in FY 2020 to fund an estimated 17 cooperative agreements.

Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals Online

Dates: March 6, 2020 to April 24, 2020

Topics in this comprehensive “Level 1” training include patient communication, health promotion and professional conduct.

This 8-week virtual course will include both online coursework (reading, quizzes, assignments) as well as Live Learning Sessions via Zoom. Live Learning Sessions will be held on Fridays at noon Mountain Time during the course.

Register here



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The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC) is housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. We are one of the 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to provide training to professionals addressing public health issues. We serve Region VIII – which includes Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
RM-PHTC works in partnership with subject matter experts to develop a skilled workforce, prepared to address public health needs in their communities. Our expertise in adult learning theory and instructional design ensures engaging, relevant trainings.
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Health Career Announcement

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Prevention Services Division

Applications will be considered from current Colorado residents

· Working title: Term-Limited Overdose Project Evaluator (#5217)
· Classification: Statistical Analyst II
· Status: Full time
· Funding: Term-limited funding (funding cannot be guaranteed beyond August 31, 2022)
· FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)
· Job location: Denver, CO

Please contact Britt Hoerauf at brittany.hoerauf@state.co.us or 303-692-2083 if you have any questions.

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Position: Community Programs Supervisor Director of Program Operations
Exempt, Full-Time

The Community Programs Supervisor will oversee multiple Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) Community Programs across our rural region. The Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations; developing the field team; reviewing, evaluating, & identifying ways to improve program efficiency and effectiveness; promoting programs; improving staff productivity; increasing client participation; and helping to ensure program sustainability.
Position: Outreach and Communication Manager Executive Director
Exempt, Full-Time
This position supports the continued growth and development of Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) programming by building community relationships, directing external and internal marketing tactics, training and supporting team members in conducting outreach, and overseeing internal talent and culture. The Manager develops and implements the communication and marketing strategy for TCHNetwork.
Position: Director of Program Operations Executive Director
Exempt, Full-time
Under the general direction of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the operational success of Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHNetwork) programs, including ensuring successful team management and development, program delivery, and quality control. The Director will also assist in developing new program scope and objectives, determine the best approach to meet community needs using existing and/or new resources, create and maintain program documentation, build detailed workflows, deliver status reports, and ensure successful programs remain sustainable.
Telluride, CO - No relocation assistance available.

Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.

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Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Click HERE

Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Pagosa Springs, Click HERE

Southwest Health System, Cortez, Click HERE

Axis Health System, Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs,
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