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July 27, 2021


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Across the United States, Covid-19 cases have been increasing and
decreasing in certain areas.

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San Juan Basin Public Health Urges Parents to Start COVID-19 Vaccination for Adolescents (12+) to Provide Full Inoculation for the New School Year

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges parents to start the COVID-19 vaccine series for their adolescents soon, in anticipation of the 2021-2022 school year. In La Plata County, 43% of adolescents (12-17 years) have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine series, falling shortly behind the Colorado average of 45% for 12 to 17-year-olds. Archuleta County lags further behind the State, with 26% of eligible adolescents vaccinated with their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination will be crucial to prevent outbreaks and provide protection during the school year.
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Important Webinar for all Prescribing APRNS

Wednesday, July 28, 6:15pm - 7pm

Colorado Office of eHealth Innovation and Prescriber Tools

The Colorado Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Primavera have an ambitious goal to reduce health care costs while ensuring culturally responsive and equitable access to care. Part of that work includes the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care as the cornerstone of our efforts to reduce the cost of healthcare for Coloradans and is overseen by Lt. Governor Primavera. The work includes reducing patient costs for hospital stays and expenses, improving price transparency, lowering the price of prescription drugs, and making health insurance more affordable.
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Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals Online Fall 2021

8/4/2021 – 9/22/2021
Live Learning Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 11 am-noon MST

Topics in this comprehensive “Level 1” training include patient navigation history and role, patient communication, health promotion and professional conduct. Don‘t miss this opportunity to network with other health navigators!

This 8-week virtual course includes both online coursework (reading, quizzes, assignments) as well as Live Learning Sessions via Zoom web conferencing. Participants are expected to complete assignments each week prior to attending the live learning session. These interactive sessions are an opportunity for participants to connect with fellow navigators and our expert instructors to apply the concepts to their daily work.

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Please note: The time commitment is estimated to be 2-3 hours per week, but may be more or less. It is recommended to have permission from your supervisor to use work time to complete coursework. Attendance at the live learning sessions and completion of 80 percent of course assignments are required to receive a certificate of completion.
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Utilization Management Webinar (2021)

August 4, 2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
All hospitals, including CAHs, must have a Utilization Management (UM) Plan which guides the process used to evaluate all services provided by the hospital facilities and the health care providers. In addition to assuring optimal healthcare delivery and positive patient outcomes, sound UM practices are integral to achieving successful results during surveys and audits
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Save the Date - Sept. 16

GRIT for Women in Medicine: Growth, Resilience, Inspiration

The Broadmoor - 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

This course will empower women and men in medicine with the skills and resources to remove barriers and bias of women in leadership positions specific to the challenges in healthcare. Leaders in business and healthcare will present evidence-based strategies to promote professional development and enhance personal well-being. Nationally, there is large number of female clinicians reporting burnout which has a potential effect on patient experience, compliance and outcomes.


Save the Date - October 7-8

1st Responder Conferences presents a two day mental health and wellness seminar for all first responders and their families.

DoubleTree Denver Cherry Creek
Hosted by 1st Responder Conferences and Blue H.E.L.P.
Co-hosted by Operation True North Colorado

This training is for all 1st responders, police, fire, military/veterans, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired 1st responders, spouses, professional staff, clinicians, spouses and all who work in the public safety field.


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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a COVID-19 Testing Coordinator, who assists, plans, operates and coordinates communicable disease testing sites in cooperation with local community and healthcare partners. This position will maintain alternative disease surveillance systems and assist with communicable disease investigations in coordination with the Regional Epidemiologist. The communicable disease coordinator will assist with COVID-19 testing operations and trainings. The position will conduct and assist with timely and complete case, outbreak, and incident investigations and implement disease control measures. The Communicable Disease Coordinator demonstrates leadership qualities and may supervise a small number of staff on either a project or an on-going basis, take a lead role in one or more areas of communicable disease or emergency preparedness subject areas, and work independently to achieve program goals. This position will also cross train to assist with vaccine outreach and clinic operations. The qualifications for this position are a Bachelor's degree in nursing, social work, human services, public health, environmental science, microbiology, or related field and five years of human services or public health programs related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 7/30/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $24.51 to $30.64 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.
An Advocacy Assistant position is available starting September 2021. The primary of purpose of the Advocacy Assistant is to provide support to the Director of Advocacy and the Executive Director to advocate for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to ensure their rights are protected, their needs are met and their wants are heard. Visit https://thearcofswco.org for job details.
Behavioral Health Care Coordinator (BHCC) – Full Time

The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator (BHCC) links people in San Miguel County to available behavioral health treatment and mental wellness promotion resources. At the same time, the coordinator advocates on behalf of clients, helps clients navigate the behavioral health system and resources, and coordinates referrals to ensure a streamlined experience for clients. When barriers to care are experienced, the BHCC will assist clients in overcoming obstacles faced in accessing or receiving services needed to maintain well-being and independence through direct services or referrals to other community resources. The BHCC will also provide cross-agency and systems coordination, partner with various behavioral health resources throughout the region, and develop and implement strategies to effectively market and advertise these resources.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
Family Support Partner – Full Time

Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) is looking for a Family Support Partner to improve health outcomes for high-risk children and their families, as well as adults struggling with their health. The goal is to collaborate with and provide intensive direct support to families and individuals, so they have the opportunity and ability to thrive and be healthy. You will help people navigate different systems that they are involved in, find new resources to support their wellbeing, and bring together different people who are providing services to your clients to create an integrated and streamlined plan. You will be an advocate for the underserved by ensuring that the clients are empowered to have their voice and choice heard. TCHNetwork values equity and diversity, and candidates who are people of color are encouraged to apply.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
San Miguel/West End Care Coordinator - Full Time

The Care Coordinator is responsible for increasing community and partner knowledge of Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHNetwork) programs and services, building strategic relationships to identify and address barriers to good health, and conducting a variety of outreach activities. The Care Coordinator will also provide direct services to clients including (1) conducting both phone and in-home outreach and assessments for individuals enrolled in Medicaid; (2) performing in-home assessments and connecting adults age 60 plus and adults with disabilities to community resources; and (3) identifying client barriers to health and connect clients to/enroll clients in relevant programs to promote health.
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High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator – Part-time

The purpose of your job as the High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator is to improve health outcomes for high-risk youth and their families. The goal is to collaborate with youth and families so they have the opportunity and ability to thrive and be healthy. You will help your clients navigate different systems that they are involved in, act as the convener and bring together different people who are providing services to your clients, work with partners and family to create an integrated and streamlined plan, and ensure fidelity to the High Fidelity Wraparound process. You will be an advocate for the underserved by ensuring that the youth and families are empowered to have their voice and choice heard. TCHNetwork values equity and diversity, and candidates who are people of color are encouraged to apply.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.

Family Nurse Practitioner-Cortez Integrated Healthcare

Cortez, Colorado

Axis Health System is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization established in 1960, providing healthcare to residents of Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Dolores, and San Juan counties. Axis Health System provides the care people need when they need it.

Description of Responsibilities:
Provision of medical health services to patients of the clinic, according to established clinic protocols. Participates and collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver comprehensive integrated health care services. Consults with staff as necessary regarding clinical interventions for achieving quality patient outcomes. Duties will be tied to the privilege granted to the practitioner by the medical staff.
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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,
Click HERE

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