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May 3, 2022

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SWCAHEC has several important events coming up in May.

View the list of events below under Southwestern Colorado AHEC News.

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SJBPH CONTINUES TO DISTRIBUTE AT-HOME COVID-19 RAPID TESTS
The SJBPH COVID Response Team was involved in early conversations with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment about equitable distribution of tests to hard-to-reach populations as well as to the general public. SJBPH continues to support these efforts by encouraging community members to access community test sites, local pharmacies, and to take advantage of free rapid tests available at both SJBPH offices.
Pick up 4 rapid tests today at either our Pagosa or Durango location!
(4 tests available per person.). LEARN MORE

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NEWS UPDATE

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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UROLOGY IN PRIMARY CARE


UROGYNECOLOGY AND MALE AND FEMALE LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS (LUTS)/PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION


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
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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.

MONTHLY WEBINAR
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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AUTISM: CORE CONCEPTS FOR PRIMARY CARE PART 1

This series supports providers in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with an autism spectrum disorder and related developmental delays. See below for topics covered in each session. Resources and referral information will be shared throughout the series.

Prescribing providers (MD, DO, APP) in Colorado and surrounding areas

Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
May 18 - June 15

SESSION TOPICS:
May 18: What is Autism?
May 25: Medical Work Up
June 1: Basics of Behavior
June 8: Screening for Autism and Sharing Difficult News
June 15: Resources and School (IEP)
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator.

This position is responsible for performing community-wide outreach and program promotion in support of contracts. Successful applicants will have experience in project planning; facilitating and coordinating task forces and/or coalitions to engage and organize community members involvement in local public health initiatives; collaborating with partners and stakeholders to provide timely education and communication regarding program initiatives; providing trainings and technical assistance to community stakeholders to build their capacity to engage in initiatives through understanding of community organizing, sustainability and equity concepts; supporting required monthly reporting and program evaluation for funders and internal needs; utilizing data collection tools and methodologies for program analysis; evaluation and monitoring program data and risk indicators to assess conditions; and assisting in writing grant proposals, concept papers and other materials to obtain funding. An associate’s degree and two years of healthcare, public health or related experience is required. A Bachelor's degree or experience with community organizing preferred.
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. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 5/6/2022, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $18.82 to $22.11 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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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 becky.atnip@pueblocc.edu 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.
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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.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:
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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Southwestern CO ENT, a private practice, is hiring an Audiologist. The ideal candidate would work Full Time (for the months of Aug. & Sept. 2022) & Part Time, thereafter. We are passionate about providing the best hearing healthcare technology and the best patient experience possible.


The Audiologist is responsible for hearing evaluations for all ages, fittings, follow-up care, as well as counseling and educating patients to find the best solution to treat their hearing loss.


Main Job Functions:
· Provides excellent customer service and maintains good public relations
· Conduct diagnostic comprehensive hearing evaluations
· Executes a treatment plan through excellent counseling and education
· Recommend and fit proper hearing devices based on patient’s needs
· Fit Bone anchored hearing device, trials and follow-up appointments
· Cochlear implant experience helpful but not required
· Assist in clinical administrative functions including phone calls, documentation, reporting, etc.
· May also be involved in marketing and public outreach, including community events, lunch and learns, health fairs, senior living events, and other duties as assigned
· Maintain confidentiality of all business and patient information
· Adhere to company policies and procedures
You will need:
· Education: Masters or Doctorate in Audiology and in good standing · Active CO dispensing license or eligible for licensure
· Strong leadership, communication, and sales skills
· Self-starter, team player, positive energy
· Problem solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Salary & Benefits:
· Competitive salary plus commission plan, paid holidays Please email resume to: rrene@swcoent.com
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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 OfficeManager-Search@fortlewis.edu.
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:
DAC-Search@fortlewis.edu
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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.

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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,
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