Transplant Nephrologist - Porter Adventist Hospital:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Denver Colorado


A key focus of Centura's overall business strategy is talent development. Centura is committed to providing the tools and processes that will enable associates to plan their careers. The preferred practice is to post available positions on the Centura Health Career Website allowing visibility to job opportunities at Centura.




Associates are eligible to apply for an open position if they are:

1. Active in their current position for at least six months or have manager and HR approval to be released early;

2. Ratings meet expectations or higher on their PFD review;

3. No written warning or Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) within the last six months unless their manager receives approval from HR; and

4. Continuous sustained improvement is demonstrated.


Job Posting

Centura’s general practice is to post available positions on the Career Website for a minimum of three business days (HR reserves the right to close a posting based on the number of applications received within the three business days). The position may be posted internally and externally simultaneously. The organization reserves the right to post internally only before posting externally.




Position Summary

Assumes responsibility and accountability for comprehensive care, support and education to patients and their families throughout all aspects of their care.

Minimum Education Requirements

Graduate from accredited Physician Assistant school.

Minimum Experience Requirements

2 years specialty experience


Mid-level provider with current certification/licensure in the state of Colorado

BLS (Basic Life support from the American Heart Association)

ACLS (Advanced cardiac Life support from American Heart Association) may be required depending on practice setting.

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  Serves as consultant and resource for the specialty serving as a resource for community health care providers.*

 Serves as consultant for inpatient staff and supporting departments.*

 Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.*

 Documents ongoing status, interventions, communications, patient response and outcomes in an accurate, timely manner.*

 Functions as the resource person for individuals with questions regarding their diagnosis or treatment and coordinates the multidisciplinary plan of care through care rounds.*

 Identifies/provides education to patient/families (individuals/groups) about current and potential health problems, the treatment plan, self-care, and prevention to achieve independence and maximum wellness.*

 Develops/implements, evaluates appropriate materials to facilitate the education of patients/families.*

 Anticipates needs of provider, staff, patient and family. *

 Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care.*

 Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, workload and staffing through priority setting, use of sound critical thinking, and flexibility.*

 Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional judgment.*

 Maintains high skill level and professional growth through ongoing education, meeting attendance. *

 Actively participates in professional organization. Maintains certification as PA. *

 Performs clinical examinations as necessary for patients.*

 Interprets and evaluates test results. Participates in development, implementation, evaluation and outcome monitoring of clinical care provision.*

 Writes prescriptions. Writes orders.*

 Makes referrals to specialists as indicated by patient situation.*

 Assesses patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs.*

 Facilitation of patients’ disposition regarding admission, discharge, scheduling. *

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


Physical Requirements

Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally)

Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)

Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Heavy Work - exert/lift up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs. constantly

Very Heavy Work - exert/lift over 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or over 50 lbs. frequently, and/or over 20 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications