Pathways to Health

May 14, 2019


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Congratulations to our Nightingale Award Nominees!

Pictured: Stacy Wacker, Amanda Gilliland, Julia Hanson, Kathleen McInnis and Emily McGough

On May 8th, a Nightingale luncheon was held at the Cortez Conference Center to honor SWCAHEC's Award Nominees to thank them for their excellence in nursing. Julia Hanson of Pueblo Community College received this year's $1000 scholarship award.

Congratulations to the nominees!

Nightingale Nominees - Amanda Gilliland, Kathleen McInnis, and Emily McGough
Star Award Nominee - Stacy Wacker

Pueblo Community College Scholarship Awardee - Julia Hanson

On Saturday, the nominees attended the Nightingale Luminary Awards Gala in Lone Tree, Colorado to be a part of the celebration for Colorado’s highest nursing honor.

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Apply by May 16: 2019 NHSC Scholarship Program

Apply by May 21: 2019 Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

Health Workforce National Advisory Committees: Seeking nominations for new members


Four monthly ECHO sessions held virtually
Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MST
May 16 - June 13
(No session held the week of Memorial Day)

This series is open to all healthcare professionals in Colorado

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This series is open to Primary Care Clinicians and Clinical Strategy/Health Technology Decision Makers
Six weekly ECHO sessions
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MST
May 22 - June 26

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Care Coordination Online Course
When: June 3-28
Cost: $150 Colorado residents/$250 out of state

Team-Based Care Coordination ECHO series
When: Thursdays 8-9 am MT, June 6-July 18
Cost: Free!



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Pediatric Psychiatry: Managing and Treating in Primary Care
Pediatric Primary Care Providers in Colorado

CME: This ECHO Colorado series, with the first of six sessions beginning on June 11, will be reviewed and acceptable for up to 5.0 credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. (1.0 credit per session).

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
June 11 - July 23
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM MST

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Available Funding

Learn more about our available funding, which is rooted in the cornerstones for how we work. Connect with a program officer before applying for funding by June 15, 2019.

Strengthen Community Health
Funding Opportunity: Improving Community Food Systems
Responsive Grants Program: Housing Programs


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New Courses Available!
See a full list of courses and links to sign up, see our online Calendar.

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Caregivers Needed

Comfort Keepers is seeking Caregivers for the Durango and Ignacio areas who are dedicated to providing excellent home care. If you are interested in joining a great team, please visit https://sites.hireology.com/comfortkeepersnmco/ or call Jennifer at 970-442-0772. Must have a valid driver's license and auto insurance. Drug and background screening required. Hiring Bonus!
A pediatric medical home practice whose mission is to provide every child excellent, comprehensive, and informed healthcare is searching for a Full Time RN/LPN to join our skilled and professional team. Our nursing staff is responsible for professional communication and collaboration with other health care team members to ensure the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Responsibilities included but are not limited to; collection of patient health data, procedures, phlebotomy, processing of lab specimens, health screenings such as vision and hearing, and telephone triage. We are ever expanding our Telemedicine and Specialty clinics, offering new and exciting opportunities to our nursing staff. If you are a committed team player interested in joining a multifaceted integrated care medical practice, please send your resume to aharrison@ppswdurango.com.
San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Health Equity Coordinator to implement the health equity work of the Equity in Emergency Preparedness (EEP) project, including overseeing the implementation of project activities and coordination with external partner agencies. EEP will ensure that all people living in Archuleta and La Plata counties have equitable opportunities to prepare for and respond to health events, natural disasters, and man-made emergencies, irrespective of socio-economic attainment, primary language spoken, or disability status. Collaborating with traditionally underrepresented and under-served populations to create resilient, connected communities will support population health and prevent future exacerbation of poor health outcomes stemming from emergencies. Bilingual English-Spanish and an associate’s degree and two years of healthcare, public health, or related experience is preferred. The pay range for this position is $17.80 to $25.81 an hour plus benefits. Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum. Position is scheduled to close 5/17/2019, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Care Coordination Services Program Manager. The Program Manager provides leadership, direct supervision, & case management guidance to a dynamic team of Care Coordinators & Nurse Navigators, who are working to assist the community with accessing healthcare resources. This position is also responsible for the management of a variety of contracts and grants that are aimed towards community health & resource access. Essential duties of the position are administrative oversight and management of staff & budgets, implementation and monitoring of program deliverables and maintaining community partnerships. Experience in personnel management, direct case management, community resources and health care systems is preferred as well as experience in maternal or child health, public health, or mental health. Bachelor’s degree in human services related field, and 5 years related work experience is required. The pay range for this position is $29.10 to $43.66 an hour plus benefits. Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum. Position is scheduled to close 5/22/2019, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork), a nonprofit that serves San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, and Delta counties, is hiring a full-time Dental Practice Supervisor to join our team! The Dental Practice Supervisor will be the lead in managing and implementing TCHNetwork’s mobile dental programs and providing direct patient care. Duties include providing dental hygiene services in nontraditional locations; managing our dental hygiene team; developing relationships with stakeholders; promoting the program; developing program operations and ensuring program efficiency.

We are 1 of only 5 organizations in Colorado offering virtual dental home services. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of and help us grow a cutting edge program!

In order to qualify for the position, the candidate must be a Colorado-licensed dental hygienist. The ideal candidate will be passionate about helping achieve health equity for all and for breaking down barriers to ensure access to high quality dental care, an independent worker, comfortable with mobile dental equipment and have a desire to work in public health. He/she/they must also have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation in order to travel across our four-county region.

For a full job description, please visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to info@tchnetwork.org with the title of the position in the subject line.

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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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