Careers

Are you looking for an opportunity to live, work and play in one of the most beautiful places that has a “small town” community feel? Pagosa Springs, located in Southwest Colorado, offers endless opportunities for outdoor fun with world class fly fishing, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, rock climbing, rafting, camping and more. Pagosa Springs is home of the world’s deepest natural hot springs, the San Juan River, abundant lakes, and Wolf Creek Ski Area. Pagosa Springs has an excellent public school district, as well as private school opportunities.

Pagosa Springs Medical Center offers an excellent work experience with over 200 dedicated staff members who enjoy being a critical part of delivering healthcare for the Pagosa community. Pagosa Springs Medical Center has a broad range of services including inpatient care, emergency services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology, interventional pain management cardiology, oncology, outpatient primary care, on-site lab, radiology, integrated behavioral health and ambulance/EMS.

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PSMC is open to flexible scheduling and job sharing of positions.

JOB OPENINGS

PSMC Career Opportunities

Physician/Provider Positions

Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) has an opportunity available for a part-time Nurse Practitioner with oncology subspecialty experience.  The Nurse Practitioner’s duties will include management of Oncology and Infusion patients including examination, treatment, consultation, follow-up, referral, and ordering labs/imaging.  The NP will also participate in patient satisfaction programs, quality improvement initiatives and any organizational or departmental goals and objectives to assure safe, quality care.   The Nurse Practitioner will work in PSMC’s Cancer Center for approximately twenty hours per week on a schedule to be negotiated to meet PSMC patient needs while supporting work/life balance.

PSMC offers the following compensation and benefits for this position:

  • Compensation is dependent upon experience and the range is $57.21 to $65.38 per hour.
  • PSMC provides professional liability insurance coverage to all employed providers. 
  • PSMC provides a CME allowance of $3,000 annually for part-time providers (gross subject to taxes). 
  • Some health insurance benefits are available to part-time employees.
  • PSMC has two retirement programs:
    • PSMC and the employee each contribute 6% of earnings to a 401a retirement plan subject to I.R.S. contribution and compensation limits and five-year vesting; and
    • Employees may voluntarily participate in a 457 retirement plan.
  • PSMC is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

The Nurse Practitioner must be certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Please email CVs or questions to PSMC’s Medical Staff Office Manager at krista.starr@psmedicalcenter.org or fax to 970-731-2226. Pagosa Springs Medical Center is an EEO employer. The application window for this posting is anticipated to close on June 1, 2024.

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Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) has an opportunity available for a PRN Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).  The PRN CRNA’s duties include providing shift anesthesia services for PSMC’s employed physicians and the patients PSMC serves.  At PSMC, CRNAs typically provide anesthesia services for orthopedic, general surgery, gastroenterology, and eye cases.  CRNAs develop and implement plans of care, monitor patient condition, respond to abnormal responses, assist with emergent care including life support, administration of drugs/fluids, and airway management.  The CRNA will also perform administrative duties of charting, support for materials management and documentation as needed patient satisfaction programs or quality/safety initiatives.   PRN staff work as and if needed on a mutually agreeable schedule of both PSMC and the CRNA.  

PSMC offers the following compensation and benefits for this PRN position: 

  • Compensation is $2,000 per 24-hour shift as follows:  on-site shift of 8 hours and call coverage for the remaining 16 hours. 
  • PSMC provides professional liability insurance coverage to all employed providers for their services while working at PSMC.   
  • PSMC has two retirement programs:   
  • PSMC and the employee each contribute 6% of earnings to a 401a retirement plan subject to I.R.S. contribution and compensation limits and five-year vesting; and 
  • Employees may voluntarily participate in a 457 retirement plan. 

The CRNA must be certified by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). 

Please email CVs or questions to PSMC’s Medical Staff Office Manager at krista.starr@psmedicalcenter.org or fax to 970-731-2226. Pagosa Springs Medical Center is an EEO employer. The application window for this posting is anticipated to close on June 1, 2024. 

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Pagosa Springs Medical Center has an opening for a Full-Time Emergency Medicine Physician.  Must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine or have extensive Emergency Medicine experience. Full-time is generally 10 to 12 shifts per month with an equitable mix of days, nights, weekends and holidays. PSMC will provide professional liability insurance coverage, a relocation stipend of $10,000 payable after relocation and two weeks after starting work, and a CME allowance of $6,000 annually (gross and subject to taxes) for full-time physicians. Compensation is $175 per hour for day shifts and $180 per hour for night shifts. PSMC’s full-time positions include the following benefits: health insurance plans with medical, dental and vision; options for Health Savings account (HSA) or Flexible Health Saving account (FSA). PSMC and Provider each contribute 6% of earnings to a 401a Retirement subject to I.R.S. contribution and compensation limits and five-year vesting.  Voluntary participation in 457 plan. PSMC is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible employer. Pagosa Springs Medical Center is an EEO employer. Application Deadline: July 22, 2024.

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Pagosa Springs Medical Center is looking for PRN Emergency Medicine Physicians.  Must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine or have extensive Emergency Medicine experience. PRN is coverage on an as-needed basis based on PSMC need and physician availability. PSMC will provide professional liability insurance coverage. Compensation is $175 per hour for day shifts and $180 per hour for night shifts. PSMC and physician each contribute 6% of earnings to a 401a Retirement subject to I.R.S. contribution and compensation limits and five-year vesting.  Voluntary participation in 457 plan. PSMC is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible employer. Pagosa Springs Medical Center is an EEO employer. Application Deadline: July 22, 2024.

Qualifications

    • Colorado licensure (or eligible to apply for licensure) to practice as a Physician
    • Federal DEA registration
    • Not sanctioned or excluded by Medicare/Medicaid
    • Professional education, training, experience, and current competency
    • Appropriate willingness and capability based on current attitude, mental/physical health
    • Professional liability insurance coverage in the amounts of $1 million/$3 million (to be provided by PSMC for employed physicians); and, 
    • Must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine or have extensive Emergency Medicine experience

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Pagosa Springs Medical Center’s Clinic has an opening for a Full-Time Integrated Behavioral Health Care Provider (IBHCP).  Must be licensed in Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. PSMC will provide professional liability insurance coverage and a CME allowance of $6,000 annually (gross and subject to taxes) for full-time. Compensation range is $31.96 to $49.41 per hour depending on experience. PSMC’s full-time positions include the following benefits: health insurance plans with medical, dental and vision; options for Health Savings account (HSA) or Flexible Health Saving account (FSA). PSMC and Provider each contribute 6% of earnings to a 401a Retirement subject to I.R.S. contribution and compensation limits and five-year vesting.  Voluntary participation in 457 plan. PSMC’s Rural Health Clinic is a Colorado Health Service Corps site and eligible providers can apply for the CHSC loan repayment program. PSMC is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible employer. Pagosa Springs Medical Center is an EEO employer. Application Deadline: July 22, 2024.

Job Duties

This position provides integrated behavioral health care to Rural Health Clinic patients.  This type of care is delivered with a warm hand-off during the clinic day or is a scheduled visit. This position also provides typical social work supportive to patient needs. The IBHCP uses specialized education, discretion and judgement to perform the following: 1. Assess the patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs, utilizing evidence-based screening tools (PHQ9, GAD7, CSSRS, etc.); 2. Assist in the coordination of appropriate services, resources, and referrals; 3. Advocate and provide support to patients and families having difficulty coping effectively with changing medical conditions and other social determinants that may affect their health and well-being; 4. Diagnose and provide short-term evidence-based behavioral health therapy in the outpatient Rural Health Clinic; 5. Refer to a higher level of care when required for diagnosis and medication management; 6. Facilitate remote therapeutic sessions with offsite providers (Psychiatrists, Psychiatric NP, etc.) via telehealth when needed and act as a liaison between the specialist and the primary care provider. Duties may be changed as clinic needs are modified.

Job Requirements

    • Graduate of Accredited Program corresponding to licensure.
    • LCSW, LPC, or LMFT license required in Colorado.
    • Beneficial to have two (2) years social work experience in a hospital or similar Clinic setting; referral to community resources; discharge planning; and/or case management or other related experience.
    • Knowledge of community resources, hospital operations and excellent communication/presentation skills.
    • Ability to assess, DSM 5 diagnose and provide individual, family and group therapy.
    • Ability to perform suicide risk assessments and interventions to include out of area placements.
    • Prefer MAT training and implementation; substance abuse experience
    • BLS
    • Prefer experience with third party payment systems, i.e., Medicare/Medicaid.
    • Basic computer knowledge.

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PSMC Benefits

Provider: UMR
Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week

Dental Provider: Delta Dental PPO plus Premier Plan
Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
Annual Deductible: Individual $25/Family $75
Annual Maximum: $1,500
Diagnostic and Preventive: 100% with PPO providers, 100% with Premier provider, and 80% with Non-participating provider

Vision Provider: Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
Well vision exam Copay: $10
Eyeglass lenses copay: $30
Frames: Up to $130 allowance, then 20% discount on all exceeding allowance
Elective Contact lenses: $120 allowance
Necessary Contact lenses: Covered in full at VSP doctors
Laser Vision: 15% – 20% average discount or 5% promotional price

Provider: Lincoln Financial Group
Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Premium: Medical center pays 100% of premiums
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
Benefit: 1x employee annual compensation capped at $250,000

Provider: Lincoln Financial Group
Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Premium: Medical center pays 100% of premiums
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
Benefit: 50% of monthly compensation, limited to $6,000 a month for a maximum of 24 months

Provider: Colorado Retirement Association (CRA)
Effective Date: Enrolled upon hire
Who is eligible: All employees
401(a): Employees are required to contribute 6% of their gross wage. Pagosa Springs Medical Center contributes 6% of gross wages. Contributions are subject to IRS limits.
457 Deferred Compensation: Employees may participate at any time; contributions are subject to IRS rules.

Who is eligible: Hourly and salaried staff working at least 36 hours per week.
In addition to paid holidays, employees accrue personal float days and paid time off biweekly. Total annual accrual ranges from 21 to 32 days depending on years of service.

Who is eligible: All employees (except those with an employment contract)
Effective Date: First day of employment.
Benefit: Employees accrue sick leave at a rate of one (1) hour for every thirty (30) hours worked, subject to applicable caps.

Effective Date: Immediate coverage if elected
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
The Flexible Spending Account and HSA programs allow you to pay dependent day care costs, and out-of-pocket expenses for medical, vision, dental and other health care, with before-tax dollars.

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In addition to a variety of employee perks, including primary care visit, medical center café, and phone plan discounts, Pagosa Springs Medical Center offers excellent health benefits to employees who work 30 hours or more per week.

Here is a summary (subject to change) of those benefits as of October 1, 2021.

Health Insurance

Provider: Meritain
Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week

Dental Insurance

Provider: Delta Dental
Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
Annual Deductible: $25
Annual Maximum: $1,500
Diagnostic and Preventive: 100% with PPO providers

Vision Insurance

Provider: Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
Exam Copay: $10
Eyeglass lenses and frames copay: $30
Annual allowance: $120
Contact lenses: $120

Retirement Program

Provider: Colorado County Officials and Employee Retirement
Effective Date: Enrolled upon hire
Who is eligible: All employees
401(a): Employees are required to contribute 6% of their gross wage. Pagosa Springs Medical Center matches that amount on a five year vesting schedule.
457 Deferred Compensation: Employees may participate at any time.

Life Insurance

Effective Date: First day of month following employment
Premium: Medical center pays 100% of premiums
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
Benefit: 1x employee annual salary

Paid Time Off

Who is eligible: Hourly and salaried staff working at least 36 hours per week.
In addition to paid holidays, employees accrue personal float days and paid time off biweekly. Total annual accrual ranges from 21 to 32 days depending on years of service.

Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account

Effective Date: Immediate coverage if elected
Who is eligible: All regular employees working 30 hours or more a week
The Flexible Spending Account and HSA programs allow you to pay dependent day care costs, and out-of-pocket expenses for medical, vision, dental and other health care, with before-tax dollars.