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April 19, 2022

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World Immunization Week is held April 24 to 30 to promote the use of vaccines to protect people against disease.

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Last week to sign up for the Health Careers Institute!
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HCI Flyer 2022 (April 30 deadline)
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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra has formally extended the Public Health Emergency (PHE). The PHE can be extended for up to 90 days at a time. This extension started April 16, 2022 and if extended a full 90 days, runs through July 15, 2022. The Biden administration has indicated there will be a 60-day notice period before any end to the PHE. The state has not yet received notice the PHE will end.
- Colorado Department of Health Care and Policy Financing (HCPF).

For more information please visit: https://hcpf.colorado.gov/phe-planning

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As a rural healthcare provider, it can be overwhelming to wade through news headlines surrounding recruitment, retention, and the state of our healthcare workforce. How do you make the right decisions in a world trying to recover from the Covid pandemic and an unprecedented workforce market? Did you know that the average cost of turnover for a bedside RN is over $40k and causes a hospital to lose $3.6m to $6.5m a year? Once you hire staff, where do they live? Housing continues to be a significant challenge for our rural healthcare providers. We can help!

Please join us on April 22nd from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm for our Virtual Workforce and Housing Summit to collaborate and share innovative stories. The Summit provides an opportunity for HR and other leaders interested in solving these issues to hear from a panel of experts and peer-to-peer collaboration to help guide you through these challenging issues.
The first webinar of this 3-part series will focus on strength and protective factors found in Indigenous populations to combat suicide.
Sessions will:
• Examine the differences between and among groups and tribes geographically, culturally, and linguistically
• Emphasize the importance of strength-based work and tribal sovereignty
• Discuss resilience processes that include protective factors including Indigenous determinants, healing ceremonies, and risk factors including and considering social determinants of health
• Highlight cultural knowledge, practice, ceremony, and how this acts in parallel to behavioral health intervention and suicide prevention, and contributes to strength factors
• Provide an opportunity for attendees to join other experts during a 20-minute breakout session
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April 26
Male Chronic Pelvic Pain and Prostatitis

May 10
Overactive Bladder, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Dyspareunia and Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

May 24
Urology in Primary Care Wrap Up Session and Case Discussion

Long COVID and Fatiguing Illness Recovery Program (LC&FIRP)
Quarterly Course and Monthly Webinar
Family Health Centers of San Diego, the ECHO Institute, University of Washington and University of Colorado have collaborated to provide a CDC-funded monthly learning session and an online course.

The aim of the webinar-style program is to rapidly disseminate Post-COVID Conditions (PCC) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome findings and emerging best practices.
Next session May 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM
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Aspen Ethical Leadership Program
Supporting ethical awareness, analysis and action

True North:
Navigating the Ethical Future of Health Care Leadership

September 11-14, 2022
Aspen, Colorado

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the structural inequities of the health care system and the ethical dilemmas faced by health care leaders as they respond to these challenges. The Aspen Ethical Leadership (AELP) program is once again gathering in person to provide attendees with an opportunity to grapple with wicked problems as part of a carefully selected and intimate cohort using our hallmark case-study format with ripped-from-the-headlines situations faced every day by health care leaders. Attendees will have a rare space to build their ethical leadership capacities while engaging a network of connected professionals who share their commitment to ethical leadership.


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PCC Southwest is hiring part-time instructors to meet community health-related educational needs for this upcoming fall semester across the Southwest. We are looking to fill instructor positions in Biology, Chemistry, CNA, EMR/EMT, Health Professions, Phlebotomy, and Psychology. Whether you’re retired and hoping to give back to your community, looking for an opportunity that gives you a flexible work schedule, or hoping to supplement your current salary, this is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact. We are seeking instructors for classes during the week and also seeking instructors for our Friday Academy. We hire on a continuous schedule. Please contact [email protected] or call 970-564-6233 for more information about minimum qualifications and how to apply.
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The Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention is seeking candidates who would like their work to have a meaningful impact on people struggling with substance misuse, their families, and the communities that support them. We have several opportunities available for candidates to bring their passion and expertise to complement our team of dedicated professionals.

Current opportunities include an External Relations Strategist for Southeast Colorado, an External Relations Strategist for Denver Metro/Northeast Colorado, and a Program Professional.

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

External Relations Strategist Job #23352
Serving El Paso County, Pueblo County, and counties in Southeast Colorado
External Relations Strategists further the mission of the Consortium by supporting local and regional community partners (such as community coalitions, local public health agencies, treatment providers, law enforcement, and elected officials). The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance, knowledge of resources, and subject matter expertise to community partners as they plan and implement local and regional interventions to address the drug overdose crisis.
Access the posting here https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en

Program Professional Job #25434
This position will serve as a Program Professional for Consortium work groups and programs. The position will assist work groups with planning, organizing, and delivery of programs and projects associated with reducing substance misuse. Work group programs may include safe medication disposal, public awareness campaigns, harm reduction activities, community education or resource development.
Access the posting here https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en

Go to www.cu.edu/cu-careers to learn more and to apply.
MST THERAPIST - OPEN UNTIL FILLED - $47,000-$55,000/yr
Montezuma / La Plata / Archuleta Counties MSTJob TypeFull-timeDescription

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This is a professional level counseling/therapy position for treatment of juvenile youth and their families using a multisystemic approach. MST training will be provided.

These are the most significant performance factors involved with this position and they will be the principal factors on which the employee will be evaluated:

1. Conduct MST assessment to include, but not limited to:
· Review of referral information
· Identifying and engaging key participants
· Identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses
· Developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.
2. Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
3. Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
4. Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promotes peer and supervisory review and feedback. While demonstrating compliance with the 9 MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
5. Show ownership of and works with clinical team to ensure program is meeting targets as outlined by MST model and funding contracts.
6. Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST treatment.
7. Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices.
8. Participates in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities in a manner that supports professional development and team growth.
9. Represents Peaceful Spirit and SoCoCAA within our communities in such a way that reflect professionalism and commitment to quality.
10. Supports the development of a positive culture for the MST team and Peaceful Spirit as a whole.
11. Perform other related duties as assigned by the MST Supervisor or Division Director.

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Office Manager – Mental Health Counseling Center
Fort Lewis College is seeking applications for Counseling Center Office Manager and assistant to the Director, full time during academic year, part time during summer.
For detailed job information and qualifications, competencies and online application process please visit Office Manager – Counseling Center. FLC is an AA/EEO employer. Questions can be sent to [email protected].
Director of Outreach and Donor Relations Advancement Office
Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado

The Director of Outreach and Donor Relations will lead the coordination and alignment of long-range
communication strategies for the Office for Advancement in collaboration with campus partners. They
oversee the strategic direction of fundraising, stewardship, and foundation communications through use
of print, email, web, social media, and events. This encompasses planned and annual giving
communication campaigns and recognition programs that celebrate and foster a culture of appreciation
for FLC Foundation donors and FLC alums. This will be a key leader in the Office for Advancement with
future management responsibilities.
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:
[email protected]
Click here to read the full job postings.
We are looking for professionals who want to make a meaningful difference in their communities. Some positions include hiring bonuses. If you are interested in a mission-driven healthcare job in Colorado, Axis Health System may be a great fit for you.

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The Consortium is now accepting applications for an External Relations Professional to serve the southeast quadrant of Colorado. This position will build and maintain partnerships with stakeholders in the region; provide technical assistance and expertise to coalitions and organizations working to combat drug misuse; connect community members with local, state and federal resources; collaborate with elected officials as they plan for opioid settlement funds.

Click here to the full job posting

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.
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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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