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June 22, 2021

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SWCAHEC would like to thank Stephanie Clements for her service as a board member. Stephanie has been invaluable to the success of SWCAHEC; supporting programs and initiatives through her innovative ideas and her commitment to increasing the health and wellness of Southwestern Colorado.
We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Stephanie during her time in Durango and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Thank you, Stephanie!

Congratulations to our 2021 AHEC Scholars Graduate, Ann Nelson!

Ann graduated from Fort Lewis College in May with Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health and a minor in Chemistry. She also earned Public Health and Magna Cum Laude Honors. We were also lucky to have Ann as a student intern with us here at SWCAHEC last spring and summer semesters. Ann has plans to go into nursing and is currently finishing up her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program at Pueblo Community College and applying to accelerated nursing programs.

Congrats Ann and good luck on your road to nursing!

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Past the Pandemic: Mental Well-being for You and Your Patients

This ECHO series offers strategies to navigate, normalize and hold space for worries and experiences during this pandemic. Each session provides helpful, tangible tools in a psychoeducational, didactic format. 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 quality patient care.

Providers and staff working in health care settings

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
June 29 - August 3
Eight weekly ECHO sessions | July 8 - Aug 26

CoPPCAP, the Colorado Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation & Access Program, is offering this 8-session ECHO series to give participants the baseline knowledge and skills to assess and treat pediatric mental/behavioral health conditions in primary care. Topics covered include: Assessment & Screening, “What is Therapy”, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide and NSSI, Trauma, and consideration of how to address behavioral health concerns in the very busy primary care setting. Each session is designed to provide a brief didactic overview of the topic followed by participant initiated robust case-based discussion.

Topics include assessment and screening, ADHD, anxiety, depression, suicide, trauma and how to address behavioral health concerns in the busy primary care setting.


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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Communications Specialist I. The Communications Specialist I works with emergency response and program staff to develop communications materials such as articles, announcements, documents, marketing materials, social media content, and creative/media assets. The incumbent will assist with the development of communications plans and will support the Director of Communications and Communications & Digital Media Manager. A Bachelor's degree in communications, graphic design, public relations, public health or related field and one year of related communications experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job are 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. This position is scheduled to clock 7/12/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $16.36 to $23.72 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.
Mental Health Counselor
The Mental Health Counselor works closely with a supportive team who are responsible for responding to the mental health and wellness needs of the diverse student body at Fort Lewis College, a Native American-serving institution located in Durango, Colorado. The Counseling Center also offers a robust clinical training program for graduate-level counseling and social work interns to learn to become mature, experienced, and self-aware in the application of counseling skills. As a team, we value enhancing the lives of students, team members and interns and the wider campus community in an inclusive, culturally responsive manner. The Counseling Center is strongly motivated to develop a team of talented mental health professionals who accurately reflect and represent the significant compositional diversity of our student body.
Salary range is $47,250 - $50,250, dependent on experience, for this full-time (40hrs/week), 9 month position (mid-August thru mid-May) plus a comprehensive benefits package.
Position can be negotiated to 32hrs/week if desired.
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: Counselor-search@fortlewis.edu.
Application materials received by June 27, 2021, will receive full consideration
Colorado Nurses Association Seeking Dynamic Leader

The Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of all registered nurses in the state of Colorado. CNA's vision is to be the unifying voice for nursing in Colorado to positively influence the future of healthcare. The Association’s strategic priorities include advancing the role of the registered nurse through advocacy and empowering the practice of nursing to enhance access to quality and safe health care for all Coloradans.
The Executive Director is the voice and face of CNA's mission, vision and goals to the public, community partners, legislators, and membership. The Executive Director will report directly to the CNA Board of Directors and will manage the day-to-day operations of the CNA office and staff. The five key areas of responsibilities include: leadership and management; financial and legal; communications; advocacy and engagement; and membership and development.
Graduate education required, with executive leadership experience, or management experience in a healthcare organization or healthcare membership association. Registered nurse preferred.
Interested applicants should submit queries and CVs to info@coloradonurses.org.
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SUPERVISOR: Family Court Therapist GRADE: E13

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for providing guardian ad litem, special advocacy, parent coordination, and mediation services as assigned through Court appointment and clinical supervisor. Responsible for psycho-social educational classes for youth as assigned by clinical supervisor. Responsible for case management activities and/or counseling services involving assigned adults and juveniles. This position is both Tribal funded and grant funded. Full time status is contingent on grant funding.
Apply here: https://careers.southernute.com/pfund.
Dental Program Coordinator
Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) is looking for a Dental Program Coordinator to maintain a positive environment and ensure a high level of organizational effectiveness and communication within The TCHN Dental Program. The Coordinator will facilitate the scheduling and day-to-day operational aspects of the program. They will be responsible for the general operation of the dental program, with duties including but not limited to, scheduling, working in the field to assist the Dental Hygienist; charting and documenting exams; billing; reviewing, evaluating, & identifying ways to improve program efficiency and effectiveness; promoting programs; improving workflow productivity; increasing client participation; and helping to ensure program sustainability. People of Color candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Starting salary range is $42,000 - $46,000 based on experience.

Great benefits: comprehensive employer health and dental insurance coverage, 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks PTO, individual retirement account (IRA) with up to 3% employer match, mental health & powder days.

San Miguel, Ouray, Delta, or Montrose County. No relocation assistance available

Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
Telluride, CO

Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) is looking for a Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement to join our team. This position supports the continued growth and development of Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHNetwork) diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, community organizing, education & training, and policy & advocacy work. This involves internal capacity building, developing community relationships, coalition building, and ensuring cultural inclusivity. The Director is responsible for overseeing programming that works to empower, engage, educate, organize, and advocate on behalf of our diverse communities including communities that have been socially and economically marginalized. Duties include managing day-to-day program operations; developing field team; establishing relationships with stakeholders; developing and facilitating local coalitions, advancing our DEI agenda, and ensuring program sustainability. Starting salary range is $81,400 – $93,600 based on experience.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
Tri County Health Network is Hiring for Care Coordinator!

Are you a compassionate individual who cares about public health and community outreach? Do you want to help connect individuals to vital health resources in our community? We are seeking an action-oriented, results driven professional to foster health equity and access.

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.
Please go to http://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for more information.
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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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