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June 7, 2022


Governor signs historic legislation to address fentanyl crisis


After months of debate and negotiations, Gov. Jared Polis signed the Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act. The act, also known as House Bill 22-1326, makes significant changes to a number of Colorado laws and policies. READ ON

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Please join us for a free Narcan and Fentanyl Awareness Training
on June 28
th at the Strater Hotel in Durango.
This training is available for La Plata County hospitality workers.


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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!

Trauma Informed Caring for Peer Leaders
June 7th, 2022

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2022 Annual Rural Health Conference

October 19th-21st, 2022 Colorado Springs, CO


Interested in presenting at our next conference? Use the button below to fill out our submission form!All proposals must be submitted by 6/15/22 to be considered.
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With science, medicine, and well-being taking centerstage as global priorities, Aspen Ideas: Health returns to open the Aspen Ideas Festival from June 22-25, 2022! The unparalleled gathering of big thinkers and innovative doers in health will take place on the Aspen Institute’s 40-acre campus. With open-air venues that celebrate the natural landscape and programming that encourages interactivity between attendees and speakers, Aspen Ideas: Health is not your ordinary health conference.
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Past the Pandemic: Coping in COVID

This interactive series offers health care providers and other staff working in health care settings strategies to name, normalize, and validate worries and experiences during this pandemic and beyond. By understanding stress along a continuum, participants will learn how to manage stress and loss, increase capacity to prevent burnout, elevate connectedness and mindfulness, and promote self-efficacy and quality patient care.

Providers and staff working in health care settings

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
July 20 - August 24


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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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Mental Health Counselor - FLC Counseling Center
Fort Lewis College is seeking applications for a Mental Health Counselor, full-time, 9-month position during academic year, off in summer. For detailed job information and online application process please see the Mental Health Counselor posting on the FLC Employment Opportunities page. FLC is an AA/EEO employer. Questions about applying can be sent to [email protected].
Applications received by June 19 will receive full consideration, positions open until filled.

Assistant Director of Clinical Training - FLC Counseling Center
Fort Lewis College is seeking applications for an Assistant Director of Training, coordinating our clinical graduate training program and providing therapy services. Full-time, year-round position. For detailed job information and online application process please see the Assistant Director of Clnical Training job posting on the FLC Employment Opportunities page. FLC is an AA/EEO employer. Questions about applying can be sent to [email protected] Applications received by June 26 will receive full consideration, positions open until filled.
San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring an Administrative Support Assistant. The Administrative Support Assistant responsibilities include delivering outstanding customer service, ensuring proper cash handling, distributing mail, answering phones, scheduling appointments, reviewing client billing, and completing end of day reports. This position also entails processing client's and local mortuaries' requests for Vital Statistics. We seek someone with exceptional organizational skills, ability to multitask with efficiency, and strong familiarity with data entry and computer skills. Bilingual is a plus. High School Diploma or GED and six months of office or health clinic support activities or directly related field of professional experience is required. 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 06/20/2022, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $16.30 to $18.74 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.

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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,
Click HERE

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