Pathways to Health

May 24 2022


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SWCAHEC would like to welcome Cleary Wunder,
our new Healthcare Projects Specialist.

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Cleary Wunder, DNP, FNP-BC started her nursing career in the emergency department where she was a nurse for seven years. During that time, her passion for primary care began as she saw first-hand the social determinants of health and barriers with accessing quality healthcare. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing practice in family practice from the University of Utah. During her doctoral studies, she gained an interest in opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment.
She was an integral part of the team at the University of Utah that started the state's first emergency department suboxone treatment model, a program that has provided suboxone and addiction treatment to thousands of patients to date.

Currently she is working for SWAHEC as their healthcare projects specialist.

In her free time, she loves exercising outdoors with her husband and two young girls.
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Narrative Medicine: The Power of Storytelling

Development of principles and practices that equip clinicians to better comprehend their patients’ experiences and perspectives so as to deliver equitable and
effective health care.

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National Nurses Month Observance, May 1-31

National Nurses Month (#NationalNursesMonth) virtual observance throughout the month of May.
Our nurses have demonstrated great resiliency and they continue to show up and provide care for our nation’s underserved communities every day. Each week this month, we are sharing stories from our nurses on our social media platforms. We also just launched a new webpage dedicated to our nursing programs, including nurse loan repayment, scholarship, and grant training information.
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Certificate in Spanish for the Healthcare Professions Flyer
The Department of Modern Languages at CU Denver is offering a new online Certificate in Spanish for the Healthcare Professions, which could complement any Healthcare degree or career. This program is designed to serve the Spanish-speaking population of Colorado better by enhancing communication and intercultural awareness in any healthcare setting.

This certification is available to all students across the university and non-degree-seeking professionals with a prior degree wanting to increase their skill set.

There might be the possibility of obtaining tuition assistance for professionals currently working at CU.

If you are interested in pursuing it, you can already register for your first class in Fall 2022!
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Promotion & Product Strategies: Approaches to Local Public Health Policy
Access to Substances
5/27/2022 from 11am-12pm (MST) - FREE

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Trauma Informed Caring for Peer Leaders
June 7th, 2022

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The Kempe Center is excited to host the 2022 International Virtual Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare. We will reconvene and expand the international community of practice with an expected 3000 participants from 20 countries gathering to debate, innovate, and discuss ways to transform child welfare and to re-imagine healthy, restorative, and healing ways of working with children and families. This eco-friendly event will showcase 60 hours of concurrent learning opportunities over 4 days (running 6:00am-9:00pm Denver time daily). Learn more



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Health Career Announcement

San Juan Basin Public is hiring a part-time Facilities Technician. This position will perform basic building maintenance work such as installing light bulbs, furniture set-up and repair, room arrangement, basic plumbing, painting, snow/ice removal and general grounds maintenance. The incumbent will complete basic fleet vehicle maintenance and oversight, including scheduling and transporting vehicles for regular service, and perform basic custodial activities. The position will contract and monitor the work of maintenance services and review invoices for payment. With the right qualifications and experience, the candidate may be considered for a full-time position. Part-time position includes a flexible schedule. Basic knowledge of office phone systems and standard business suite software required. Experience in a similar role 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 5/27/2022, or until an adequate pool is reached. This 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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Southwestern Colorado Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, a private practice in Durango, CO, is hiring a Full-Time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. ENT experience preferred.

Job Duties Include:
Providing clinical support to the ENT practice by:
• Providing direct patient care in a clinic setting and performing routine ENT assessments and treatments (including head and neck surgery, allergy management/treatment)
• Providing first assist for ENT surgical procedures
• Documenting patient care by charting in patient records, including updating findings and treatment, medical reports, diagnosis, medication, etc.
• Managing patient communication timely and thoroughly (review and discuss lab results and general follow-up, including addressing concerns and questions)
• Serve as a liaison between physicians, patients, and other healthcare professionals
• Collaborate and contribute to clinic team Patient population is infant to adult.

Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, no nights, no weekends, no call Qualifications: PA-C- Graduate from an approved program for physician assistants. NP- Graduate from an approved program for nurse practitioners.

Must have: DEA Certification, Colorado Licensure Must be:
• Patient Centered – supportive, friendly, professional, meticulously detailed
• Team Centered – cooperative, collaborative, with educational focus

Please email resume 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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