Pathways to Health

January 28, 2020


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Registration is OPEN for the Summer Health Careers Institute.
Limited Space Available.
Visit swcahec.org/healthcare-careers-institute/

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Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center is excited to partner with the Telluride Foundation on the 2020 AHEC Career Exploration Program (ACEP)! Thank you for your partnership!

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Opioid crisis has cost Colorado’s economy at least $21 billion

According to the report, the overall estimated cost of the opioid crisis to the U.S. economy has been $631 billion for the four-year period 2014 to 2018. The impact to the following areas of the economy has been:

Healthcare: $205 billion
Premature mortality: $250 billion
Lost Productivity: $96 billion
Criminal Justice Activities: $39 billion
Child and Family Assistance and Education: $39 billion


Did you know that nearly 4 million patients received cervical cancer screening from HRSA-funded health centers? Visit a HRSA-funded health center near you to get screened.
Join us for the next session in HRSA’s Data for Decision-Making Speaker Series focused on cervical health. Speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, and a health center will share cervical health surveillance data, as well as promising practices and experiences promoting cervical health.
Thursday, January 30
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Register for the webinar.

Open house Children’s Colorado Health Pavilion is now open.
Come celebrate Wednesday, January 29 from
5:30 to 7 p.m.
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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

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February 29, 2020


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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


38th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
March 29–April 1, 2020
Denver, Colorado

Each year, NICWA hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child advocacy issues. With over 1,400 attendees—and growing every year—this four-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare systems.
NICWA provides meaningful programming to conference attendees, creating a space where participants can learn about the latest developments and best practices from experts in the field and from one another. Participants represent a cross-section of fields and interests including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal, state, and federal leaders.


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Upcoming Trainings, click here

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
MedNOW Clinic in Aurora, CO (in partnership with Stanford University) is seeking for a clinical research coordinator to recruit, consent, and enroll patients into a multi-site clinical trial. This patient-centered study (title: Comparative Effectiveness of Pain Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Chronic Pain Self-Management within the Context of Opioid Reduction) encourages patient interest and willingness to actively and collaboratively reduce opioid use, and tests two well-established behavioral intervention pain treatments. Candidates who have at least a two-year college degree and related work experience (e.g., clinical research) are strongly encouraged to apply. The physical location for this position is Aurora, Colorado.
Application link: http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDxXF9Wg.
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Single Entry Point Program Case Manager. Incumbents, as assigned, conduct intake; determine eligibility; conduct assessments; develop and implement a case management plan for each client; evaluate client’s progress; maintain written documentation; coordinate services with other human services providers and/or judicial system representatives; report cases for investigation; and ensure compliance with program requirements. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, human services, criminal justice or related field and one year of case management related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. This position is scheduled to close 2/3/2020, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $19.24 to $23.57 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range; the full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a full-time Public Health Nurse Home Visitor. Strong families start with a great nurse. Your guidance helps mothers succeed. This position will provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program. More information on NFP is available at www.nursefamilypartnership.org. Nurses adhere to the NFP model of home visitation and follow nursing process guidelines; develop therapeutic relationships; and assess physical, emotional, social, environmental needs and goals. The relationship between nurse and mother is client-centered and strengths-based. Applicant must be a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado, BSN required. Experience in obstetrics, maternal and child health, community health or public health is encouraged. And must have CPR certification. This position is scheduled to close 1/31/2020, or until and adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $29.10 to $36.38. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range; the full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.

Faculty / Coordinator - Nurse Aide (Bayfield)

Salary $43,700.00 - $53,700.00
Location Bayfield, CO
This position specifically exists to provide classroom, laboratory, or related instruction under the supervision of the Department Chair and is responsible for planning and providing student instruction in accordance with approved syllabi, curriculum guidelines, and required program standards. Faculty must adhere to the laws, policies, procedures, rules, and applications which govern and affect the college, including the fiscal rules of the State of Colorado. Read more and apply here
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.

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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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