Pathways to Health

May 21, 2019


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Correction from last week's announcement
Congratulations to SWCAHEC's Award WINNERS (not nominees).

The 2019 regional Nightingale Luminary and Star Nursing awards ceremony honored the winners at a luncheon at the Cortez Conference Center on May 8th and celebrated the area nurses who displayed excellence in their practices over the last year.

Three Southwest Colorado Nightingale Luminary winners received regional recognition during the May 8 event. Regional winners included: Kathleen McInnis, for innovation as a nurse administrator; Emily McGough for innovation as a nurse in clinical practice; and Amanda Gilliland for leadership as a nurse in clinical practice. Stacy Wacker received the STAR Award, and nursing student at Pueblo Community College, SW, Julia Hanson, was nominated by her peers for leadership receiving the $1000 nursing scholarship.

On May 12th, two of the three Luminary winners, McInnis and McGough, attended the statewide Nightingale Luminary Awards Gala (AKA "The Oscars of Nursing in Colorado") where only twelve were chosen for the Nightingale Award and given a bronze statue of Florence Nightingale.


Pictured above: Stacy Wacker, Amanda Gilliland, Julia Hanson, Kathleen McInnis and Emily McGough
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Individuals who have acted in a leadership capacity
for a coalition for greater than one year and who are working within
Region VIII (Colorado, Montana, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MST
May 28 - June 25


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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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Health Career Announcement
The primary emphasis of this role is on providing leadership to employees and ensuring a high standard of excellence and client satisfaction. This position is responsible for the smooth operation of designated region,which will include Ignacio, Durango and North NM. Functions will range from performing human resources tasks to managing customer relationships. The role includes responsibility for client intake including handling prospective client inquiries and in-home visits. This position will lead a team of caregivers and must be willing to fill in if needed in a clients home. The Client Services Manager works closely with community entities as needed, and supports Comfort Keeper community relations personnel. Benefits include: AFLAC, Paid Holidays, PayActiv, Flexible Schedule. To find out more or to apply send resume to Erin Youngblood at erinyoungblood@comfortkeepers.com.

The Director of Operations and Consumer Care provides overall planning, direction, coordination, management and supervision of Comfort Keepers professional services in conjunction with the General Manager and Director of Business Development. This position is responsible for daily operations and quality of care.
This is a key leadership role for the planning and achievement of objectives that are consistent with the company business and financial goals to ensure a high standard of excellence and client satisfaction. Benefits include: AFLAC, Paid Holidays, PayActiv, Flexible Schedule. To find out more or to apply send resume to Erin Youngblood at erinyoungblood@comfortkeepers.com.

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 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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