Career Opportunities

The Mission of South Denver Cardiology Associates is “To be the provider of choice for delivering the highest quality cardiac care to adults in the region.” 

Thank you for your interest in a career with the South Denver Heart Center, and we look forward to hearing from you.  Your resume will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be contacted if a potential match arises.

All job offers are contingent on passing a background check, a drug test, and proof of Covid-19 Vaccination.

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Team Member Benefits

South Denver Cardiology team members enjoy a wide variety of company benefits:

  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long-Term Disability, AFLAC
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401(k)
  • PLT (Personal Leave Time)
  • Use of Gym/Yoga Studio/and any class offered at South Denver Heart Center
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year of service.

Career Opportunities

Please check out our open career positions below.

General Cardiologist-Physician

South Denver Cardiology Associates, headquartered in Littleton, Colorado is seeking a full-time general cardiologist to join the largest private cardiology practices in Colorado.  This multi-specialty group is looking for a board-certified (or eligible) cardiologist in Cardiovascular Disease;  proficiency in additional imaging modalities (Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, and Cardiac CT) is highly desired.

South Denver Cardiology is a well-established, full-service practice with 24 cardiologists and 18 nurse practitioners who service the South Denver Metropolitan Area, including the rapidly growing Parker and Castle Rock markets. We are proud of our strong quality commitment, with robust programs in Structural Heart, Interventional, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Prevention, and the busiest CCTA program in the region.   Multispecialty collaborative clinics include Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardio- Neuro, and Aortic Valve Clinics.

South Denver Cardiology Associates is known for the quality of its providers, its collaborative team spirit, and its focus on work-life balance, a combination that enables its providers to enjoy the many features of the exciting Denver Metropolitan area and the Rocky Mountain region. South Denver Cardiology offers a competitive market salary, a manageable call schedule (1 in 12 call weekdays, 1 in 5 weekends), excellent benefits, CME time and expenses, relocation assistance, and a 3-year track to partnership. The successful candidate for this highly competitive position will be well-trained, have excellent interpersonal communication skills and bring an innovative and collaborative spirit to this highly successful team.

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Registered Nurse – Research

Job Summary:

The Clinical Research Nurse, under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), ensures the integrity and quality of clinical trials are maintained and conducted in accordance w/ federal, state, and local regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals, and SDCA policies and procedures. This position is primarily responsible for the accurate completion of visit procedures and collection of information from study patients according to protocols, and for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of research participants. The clinical trial nurse also acts as  the study coordinator for limited studies.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Providing nursing care to research study patients.
  • Ensures compliance with each study’s protocol by providing thorough review and documentation at each subject study visit
  • Participates in recruitment and selection of study participants by interviewing and documenting medical history to determine compliance with eligibility requirements
  • Performs medical tests, including, but not limited to, vital signs, imaging studies, and electrocardiograms
  • Administers investigational medications and performs patient assessments during clinic visits to determine presence of side effects; notifies Principal Investigator of findings/issues
  • Provides patient education and medical information to study patients to ensure understanding of proper medication dosage, administration, and disease treatment
  • Documents medical data in patient chart to capture protocol requirements As Study Coordinator, ensures assigned studies are conducted in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines
  • Ensures site compliance with research protocols by reviewing all regulatory requirements to confirm implementation of appropriate methods, practices, and procedures for all research activities
  • Develops accurate source materials and ensures compliance from site staff
  • Provides accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting in both sponsor and SDCA databases
  • Ensures appropriate credentialing and training completion
  • Supports the regulatory supervisor in the maintenance of regulatory documents in accordance with SDCA SOP and applicable regulations
  • Interfaces with research participants, to support efforts to determine eligibility and consenting of study participants according to protocol
  • Communicates and collaborates specific study requirements to the research team, including internal and external parties, sponsor, monitors, PI, and study participants
  • Ensures compliance with research protocols, by providing ongoing quality control audits, including maintaining ongoing investigational drug accountability
  • Disburses investigational drug and provides patient teaching regarding administration, as necessary
  • Communicates and collaborates w/ study team including internal and external parties, sponsors, PI, and study participants
  • Participates with the PI and study team to identify and prioritize the development of systems and infrastructure to maintain research quality and compliance
  • Occasional travel to attend sponsor study training meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Valid RN license from the State of Colorado
  • Bachelor of Nursing degree preferred
  • Two (2) years of recent clinical nursing experience in a hospital, clinic or similar health care setting preferred
  • Nursing competency skills per scope of practice (i.e., performing vital signs, nursing assessments, performing ECG/EKG, administering injections, etc.)
  • At least one (1) year clinical trials research experience preferred
  • BLS and ACLS certified

Compensation: Starting at $32.50

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
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Clinical Nurse-RN

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for managing the individualized patient care by promoting and restoring patients’ health through the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing support to patients.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Respects patient confidentiality and privacy by maintaining the security of all patient communications, per current HIPAA regulations.
  • Identifies patient service requirement by establishing rapport with potential and actual patients.
  • Responsible for triaging patient, by phone or in person. The nurse appropriately incorporates the use of established protocols, available information, the nursing process, critical thinking, prioritizing, and delegation to resolve patient issues.
  • Ensures correct prescription by communication with the physician and the pharmacies regarding new prescriptions, medication changes or refills.
  • Will educate patients on their medical conditions, symptoms that may indicate a worsening problem, and the possible effects or adverse reactions that may occur with medications.
  • Review of diagnostic test results with physicians. Differentiates normal results from abnormal results and obtain recommendations from the physicians. Informs patients of results and recommendations.
  • Routinely see patients in the clinic for blood pressure management, medication titration, arrhythmia management, and congestive heart failure exacerbations.
  • Routinely see patients in the clinic for blood pressure management, medication titration, arrhythmia management, and congestive heart failure exacerbations.
  • Will assist in management of Warfarin patients per protocol.
  • Documents patient care activities using EHR.
  • Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties, providing explanation of procedures, and answering questions.
  • Assists the diagnostic team in administering pharmacological agents for diagnostic testing. Provides routine and emergent care as directed.
  • Is an active member of code blue team. Responsibilities include BLS/ACLS protocols.
  • Acts as a resource for the medical assistants and non-clinical staff.
  • Provides routine and emergent care as directed per protocol.
  • Complies with federal, state, local and professional requirements and advises management of needed actions.
  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infectious control policies and protocols.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office or related software.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Nursing Required
  • Current Colorado RN License
  • At least 6 months of nursing experience required, including ECG as needed
  • ACLS and BLS within 3 months of hire
  • Cardiology Experience Preferred
  • Epic Experience Preferred
  • Crash cart and supplies

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
  • Ability to assist with adult patient in emergencies as needed

Hours a Week: 40

Compensation:  Starting at $32.50

*This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

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Heart Failure RN
Bring your talent and professionalism to South Denver Cardiology Transitional Heart Failure Clinic. Here you will utilize your nursing skills, critical thinking and up to date research to treat patients recently diagnosed with acute heart failure. Working in teams of MDs, NPs, RNs, MAs and schedulers, this collaborative environment promotes education, treatment and even IV therapies for our patients to prevent rehospitalization and improve their quality of life. As a RN in this busy clinic, you will directly interact in the care of patients, provide remote assessment, educate patients and families, provide support, and interact with your team daily, grand rounds weekly. This collaborative model permits nurses to work to the highest level of education and their licensure, as a very valued member of the clinic. We look forward to hearing from you.
Job Details
Salary 35.50-42.00
Specialties
Cardiology, Heart Failure, Structural Heart
Available Shifts
10 hour shifts, 4 days weekly
Work Setting
Clinic
Qualifications
BSN, RN in State of Colorado
BLS, ACLS within 3 months of hire
Preferred: Heart Failure experience, 1 year of RN in telemetry, ICU or cardiology setting
Covid-19 Vaccination required
Benefits
Generous PLT accumulation; On site gym, Flexible schedule, collaborative team, career development
Tuition reimbursement, 401K, Health/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability Insurance
Physical Effort
Ability to assist with adult patients in emergencies as needed
Please contact Shari Nieman, ANCP for further details
303-246-1037
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Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologist

Job Summary:

Develops exercise prescription and oversees exercise progression in patients with chronic diseases
Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients
  • Follows ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescriptions
  • Follows AACVPR Guidelines for Cardiac Rehab
  • Gathers baseline conditioning/cardiac status through current treadmill evaluations
  • Conducts 1:1 consultation to further inform patients and their families of cardiac rehab environment with review of heart event, CAD risk factors, medication compliance, and past medical history
  • Monitors telemetry during cardiac rehab classes
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional and psychological support in a professional manner to patients and families.
  • Gathers current medication list and ensures patients fully understand reason for and actions of all medications
  • Contacts physician if indicated to modify medication regime
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards, measuring health outcomes against patient care goals, and making or recommending necessary adjustments
  • Evaluates physical complaints by thoroughly questioning and performing physical assessment
  • Recognize need for interventions in evaluation of angina, hyper/hypotension, hypo/hyperglycemia, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, and takes appropriate medical action
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care team members
  • Emergency support when necessary

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must have ability to multi-task
  • Requires the ability to work under minimal supervision and assume responsibilities for task initiation and completion
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Exercise Physiologist: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from an accredited University
  • AHA-Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification; BLS and ACLS is preferred.
  • 400 + hours of experience in Cardiac Rehab; Experience with Intensive Cardiac Rehab is preferred
  • Familiar with AACVPR Guidelines for Cardiac Rehab
  • Requires patient assistance with exercise equipment and requires some lifting over 40lbs
  • Basic computer knowledge with experience using Microsoft Office 365.
  • Experience with EPIC EMR system and Scottcare/Versacare Tele system preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires patient assistance with exercise equipment and requires some lifting over 40lbs

Hours a Week: 40

Compensation:  Starting at $20.50/hour

*This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

 

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CT Technologist

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilizes Computed Tomography (CT) scanner to produce cross-sectional images of internal organs and tissue for the diagnostic of medical issues.
  • Performs all required diagnostic CT scanning procedures to produce consistently high-quality images.
  • Identifies patients for CT procedures by:
    • Greeting and introduction in patient waiting area.
    • Verification of patient identity and correct scheduled exam.
    • Contacts patient within 24 hours if a patient misses an appointment. Documents follow up in patient health record.
  • Prepares patient for the procedure by:
    • Review pertinent patient history.
    • Thoroughly explaining the procedure and answering patient questions as applicable.
    • Recognizes and reports to physician or Medical Directory any contraindications for the procedure.
    • Follow ICACTL and SDCA testing protocols to acquire and process patient procedures.
  • Provide proper care when emergency action is needed by:
    • Identifying emergency situation and implementing needed procedures.
    • Seeks reinforcement.
    • Properly documents incident.
  • Established a compassionate environment by providing:
    • Emotional and psychological support in a professional manner to patients and their family members.
    • Explain all procedures to be performed thoroughly.
    • Provide an opportunity for addressing patient questions and concerns.
    • Provide privacy and professionalism when prepping patients.
  • Documents patient care services by:
    • Accurately documenting all information gathered during the evaluation.
    • Proper distribution of all components of the test.
    • Ensuring proper billing and storage of test results.
  • Maintains clean working environment by:
    • Gathering clean laundry and properly disposing of soiled linen.
    • Maintaining a clean workstation.
    • Maintaining equipment for proper functioning, including daily quality assurance and preventive maintenance, as required by the manufacturer.

ACCOUNTABILITY:          Reports to Diagnostic Testing Supervisor

HOURS A WEEK:               40

COMPENSATION RANGE:          $37.00-$50.00

 QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • ARRT/NMTCB certified
  • Current BLS
  • Covid-19 Vaccination required

PHYSICAL EFFORT:         Ability to assist adult patients in an emergency situation.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

  • CT scanner and associated software
  • Meditech
  • Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope
  • IV supplies and technique
  • ECG
  • Scanner
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Clinical Medical Assistant (Full Time Position)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Take medical histories and record vital signs.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients.
  • Prepare patients for examination.
  • Assist the physician during the examination.
  • Authorize drug refills
  • Arrange examining room instruments and equipment.
  • Purchase and maintain supplies and equipment.
  • Keep waiting and examining rooms neat and clean.
  • Must maintain patient confidentiality and privacy per current HIPAA regulations.
  • Must be able to establish rapport with patients easily and be customer service-focused.
  • Needs to be able to communicate so as to reduce anxieties, providing explanations of treatment and answering questions for a variety of patients.
  • Assists patients and physicians by escorting patients from the lobby to exam rooms, obtaining vital signs, getting medication list, and preparing patients for examination.
  • Obtains diagnostic data by performing point of care testing/treatments such as protimes, EKGs, and pulse oximetry.
  • Performs clerical duties such as checking patients in and out, filling out disability forms managing charts, and obtaining physician signatures.
  • Complies with federal, state, local, and professional requirements to keep licensing in good standing and by advising management of needed updates.
  • Performs EECP once trained and certified.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Prepares, cleans, and stocks exam rooms in the morning and after each exam.
  • Coordinates communications by facilitating telephone communications for physicians, insurance companies, and others.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION

  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Applicant must meet the requirements of a credentialed Medical or Nursing Assistant or an equivalent amount of education and experience.
  • Must have BLS certification from American Heart Association.
  • Lifting requirements do not exceed 25 pounds.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Background check required (includes credit, justice, worker’s comp, and drug test)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination required

TOOLS/EQUIPMENT USED

  • 12 lead EKG, cardiac monitor/defibrillator, stethoscope, point of care testing equipment, basic computer knowledge, pulse oximetry, etc.

SCRIBE CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

PAY: $18.00-$20.00

RESPONSIBILITIES

(In addition to responsibilities listed under Clinical Medical Assistant)

  1. Accurately and thoroughly document medical visits and procedures as they are being performed by the physician, including but not limited to:
  • Patient medical history and physical exam,
  • Procedures and treatments performed by healthcare professionals, including nurses and physician assistants.
  • Patient education and explanations of risks and benefits.
  • Physician-dictated diagnoses, prescriptions, and instructions for patient or family members for self-care and follow-up
  1. Medical Scribes also spot mistakes or inconsistencies in medical documentation and check to correct the information in order to reduce errors. All addenda must be signed off by a physician. Medical Scribes ensure that all clinical data, lab or other test results, the interpretation of the results by the physician are recorded accurately in the medical record. Alert physician when the chart is incomplete. Medical Scribes must comply with specific standards that apply to the style of medical records and to the legal and ethical requirements for preparing medical documents and for keeping patient information confidential.

SKILLS

  1. Language Skills – The ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Medical Scribes must be proficient in typing and good at spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. Must be able to listen to complex medical information and summarize in a clear, complete, and concise fashion. Excellent English composition skills required to generate professional, polished writing at a high rate of production.
  2. Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments to the extent required to understand and accurately transcribe dictated reports. Translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms.
  3. Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to learn and use all functions of electronic medical record software. Must accurately enter data into a database, search for information. Must be proficient in and keep up to date with changes in current EHR program(s) used at the facility. Must be able to type words and numbers quickly and accurately.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION

 (In addition to qualification/education listed under Clinical Medical Assistant)

  • Applicant must meet the requirements of a credentialed Medical or Nursing Assistant or be acknowledged with an ABR-OE.
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Cardiac Sonographer (PRN)

Responsibilities:

  • Perform all 2-dimensional echos, M-Mode, and Doppler studies in an outpatient setting.
  • Prepare a preliminary interpretation of those studies. Gives opinion and/or explanation of data/images at the physician’s request.
  • Maintains production and quality of echocardiogram studies by following established standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology.
  • Ability to apply theory to practice in the application of ultrasound technique to the clinical evaluation of the target anatomy.
  • Documents patient care services by organizing all data obtained for physician interpretation.

COMPENSATION RANGE: $37.00-$50.00

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited program in Vascular/Cardiac Sonography.
  • RDCS Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer.
  • BLS certified.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in cardiac sonography.
  • Background check required (includes credit, justice, worker’s comp)
  • Vascular experience a plus.
  • Covid-19 Vaccination required
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Patient Check-in Clerk

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and check-in patients
  • Registration, load insurance, verify referrals, collect copay and balances.
  • Scheduling of office visits and outpatient diagnostic testing.
  • Assist Physicians and staff in scheduling patients.
  • Manage incoming hospital requests according to set protocol.
  • Key player and participant in alerting and assisting the entire building of emergencies.
  • Assist patients with directions to all office locations.
  • Take messages when required and maintain said records of all communications
  • Follow all established scheduling and call handling protocols as provided by the Supervisor.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations
  • Assist in any additional clerical duties requested by the Supervisor Represent our Practice and Facility to referring Physicians, patients, and all other callers, in a positive and pleasant manner.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Check-In/Out  Supervisor

HOURS A WEEK: 40

COMPENSATION RANGE:$18.00-$21.00

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to multi-task, problem-solve, and prioritize tasks based on urgency.
  • Excellent usage of Multiphone line system and heavy computer use.
  • Friendly and professional customer service skills in person and on the phone.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others.
  • Flexibility, promptness, and desire to be a team player.
  • Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and efficiency.
  • Medical office experience preferred.
  • Background check required (includes credit, justice, worker’s comp)
  • Adhere to the business casual dress code as set by SDCA.
  • Must have flexibility in work schedule.
  • Must have the ability to travel to any office location assigned for that day.
  • Covid-19 Vaccination required

 

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Call Center Scheduler / Customer Service Representative (Full-Time Position)

Responsibilities:

  • Answer, triage, and route multiple phone lines.
  • Management of high call volume.
  • Scheduling of office visits and outpatient diagnostic testing.
  • Assist Physicians and staff in placing and transferring calls.
  • Ability to learn and provide Alpha Numeric paging needs.
  • Manage incoming hospital requests according to set protocol.
  • Key player and participant in alerting the entire building of emergencies.
  • Assist callers with directions to all office locations.
  • Take messages when required and maintain said records of all communications
  • Follow all established call handling protocols as provided by the Supervisor Maintain patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations
  • Assist in any additional clerical duties requested by the Supervisor Represent our Practice and Facility to referring Physicians, patients and all other callers, in a positive and pleasant manner.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Scheduler Supervisor

HOURS A WEEK: 40

COMPENSATION RANGE: $18.00-$21.00

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to multi-task, problem-solve, and prioritize tasks based on urgency.
  • Excellent usage of Multiphone line system and heavy computer use.
  • Friendly and professional telephone manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others.
  • Flexibility, promptness, and desire to be a team player.
  • Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and efficiency.
  • Medical office experience preferred.
  • Background check required (includes credit, justice, worker’s comp)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination required
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