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Axis Health System


October 9, 2023



Job Title: Dentist - Full Time - Cortez Integrated Health - Cortez, CO

Location: 691 E. Empire St.

Cortez, CO, 81321

Base Pay: $159,993.60 - $169,603.20 /Year

Employee Type: FT Providers w/Agreement

Job Category: Professionals

Travel: 10%

Manage Others: No

Contact Information 

Name: Corrie Norman


Dentist – Full Time – Cortez Integrated Health, Cortez, CO

 Axis aspires to be a great place to work with our commitment to diversity, commitment to pay equity and by providing a culture of change and intrapreneurship.

At our clinics, we provide a wide range of resources for our patients. We have recovery groups, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), specialized mental health outpatient programs, primary care, diabetes education, crisis services, resource navigators, insurance enrollment specialists, tele-video systems to access our locations across the region and more. We work to make sure you have what you need at your fingertips to be successful in your position and support your patient in their road to recovery. 

 Commitment to Diversity: We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Commitment to Pay Equity: We are committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history).  Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges.  We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

 Position Summary: The role of the Dentist is responsible for providing clinical dental services and preventive oral health care in a community health center setting. 

 Our ideal candidate for our Dentist position will have an unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of Colorado, current DEA registration and have graduated from an accredited dental school.  The ideal candidate will have clinical experience and knowledge of public health principles and practices.

Salary:  Starting pay is $159,993.60 - $169,603.20 annually and considers experience.


Medical (HDHP or PPO)               •    Long Term Disability

401k offering up to 6% match    •   Short Term Disability

Health Savings Account               •    Dental

Flexible Spending Account          •   Vision

Dependent Care Account            •    Pet Insurance

Life Insurance                                •        College Invest plans

Annual Wellness Benefits            •     Personal Days

Loan Repayment Programs         •    (9) Company Paid Holidays

(3) weeks of All Paid Leave (APL) for first 2 years with full-time employment.

On-going training & educational opportunities for professional development are also available.

*This position is eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through the Colorado Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program and the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (HRSA).  Additional details are available upon request.

Physical demands: Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, or kneel and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop. Must have ability to sit for longer periods at a computer. Employee must be able to travel between AHS locations. Possible potential exposure to communicable disease. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. AHS may make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Required Skills:

Ability to work with staff across disciplines to ensure the effective operation of the clinic while maintaining a high standard of quality and customer service.

Ability to foster a comprehensive team approach to service provision among all team members across disciplines, with a priority on the care team successfully working together to accomplish projects and organize/prioritize tasks, while anticipating needs and making adjustments, as necessary.

Knowledge of integrated healthcare and its applications to day-to-day clinic operation.

Proficient and knowledgeable in all aspects of currently recognized dental care protocols and best practices.

Ability to follow established universal precautions and report potential exposure to a communicable disease immediately.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; plan own work schedule; effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast paced, and often hectic setting with frequent interruptions.

Ability to clearly and effectively communicate program needs and services to individuals and groups.

Ability to implement administrative/clinical standards and measurements of said standards.

Proficient in use of office equipment, i.e., calculator, copy machine, telephone, and fax machine. Proficient in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel.

Must regard all work as confidential and demonstrate an accurate understanding of HIPAA requirements.

Must have current driver’s license, ability to be commercially insured and maintain a driving record that allows insurability with AHS commercial insurance agency.

Occasional travel required.

Ability to take on additional duties when necessary.


Additional eligibility requirements:  Annual Flu immunization, Annual TB screening, CPI training within 90 days of hire, BLS PRO certification required within 90 days of hire.

 About our Axis Health System:  We are the leading provider of behavioral health and integrated (primary, dental, and behavioral health) care on the Western Slope of Colorado. As a therapist in our clinic, you’ll have access to a wide range of resources for your patients. We have recovery groups, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), specialized mental health outpatient programs, primary care, diabetes education, crisis services, resource navigators, insurance enrollment specialists, tele-video systems to access our locations across the region and more. We work to make sure you have what you need at your fingertips to be successful in your position and support your patient in their road to recovery.

Our concept of integrated, whole person, healthcare is population-based, patient-centered, outcome-driven and technology-enabled. Health and wellness are not program components; they are a central tenet of our approach. Our mission to make a meaningful difference through healthcare innovation and caring for the whole person.

 If you are a dedicated professional who aspires to be part of an innovative culture and is interested in mission-driven healthcare, Axis Health System is a great fit for you.

Please visit our website at , to apply for this position and for more information about our organization.

About Cortez/Dove Creek:

If you’re interested in archaeology and historical landmarks in addition to hiking, biking, boating, rafting, hunting, skiing, or horseback riding – this is the place for you!  Cortez is perfect for an outdoor enthusiast. Just minutes from world-class mountain biking at Phil’s World, hiking at Sand Canyon, skiing in Telluride and camping in the mountains that surround this beautiful area.  While Dove Creek will bring you back in time when exploring the Lowry Ruins National Historical Landmark, visiting the Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum or the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.  You’ll also be a quick drive or bike ride to Mesa Verde National Park, one of the nation’s first World Heritage sites and the largest archaeological preserve in the country. Right outside the doors of the clinic you’ll find beautiful parks with walking paths and opens spaces to enjoy. Cortez has an airport, approximately 10 minutes from our Cortez clinic and about 40 minutes from our Dove Creek location, which has service to Denver and Phoenix daily. To learn more about our area here:  


Desired Start Date

$159,993.60 - $169,603.20 annually and considers experience.


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